The Holidays are an amazing time of the year when family and friends get together to enjoy some time together. During this period, gift giving is at a high with people buying loved ones and friends thoughtful presents. While this should be a happy and memorable time for everyone, unfortunately there are people out there who want to ruin it.
Home burglars often lick their chops for this time of the year. It gives them the opportunity to break into a home for money, credit cards, and all the brand new gifts that families have purchased.
Luckily you can do your best to stay safe and alert. Here are some of the things that burglars look for when breaking into a house.
- Burglars want to get in and get out as fast as possible. This means if they can find a quick entrance and exit, they will be intrigued. Don’t leave your Christmas tree and presents open for everyone to see in your front window. This is tempting for a robber to smash a quick window, grab gifts and run.
- If a burglar knows someone isn’t home they will look to strike at that point. They often look for occupancy cues such as outdoor lights turned on all day long, newspapers pilling up on your front yard or ads hanging up on your front door. An inexpensive timer or Wayne Alarm System Home Automation system can control your light and simply ask a neighbor to pick up any paper or debris.
- If you are still using a home answering machine, don’t customize it to inform the world that you are away for a week. Burglars love to hear that you’ll be away from home for an extensive period of time.
- After all your gift giving has been completed don’t through all your empty expensive gift boxes outside for everyone to see. If a burglar knows what’s inside it will increase their chances of wanting to break in.
Lastly, think about installing a home burglar alarm system. When it comes to your precious assets, family members and home, Wayne Alarm knows how to protect you. For more information about Wayne Alarm Systems, please feel free to give us a call at (781)595-0000 or fill out our online contact form.