The holiday season should be filled with cheer, love and generosity. While it’s true that this is the most giving season of the year, it’s also true that there are less than favorable people out there willing to take advantage of any opportunity to steal. That’s why Chesapeake Systems Service, Inc. wants to remind you of ways to better secure your home and belongings this holiday season for utmost safety.
Lock Your Doors and Windows
This should go without saying, but the easiest way to protect yourself inside of your home is to lock the door. This is likely the first barrier a home intruder is going to attempt entry through. The second is your windows. During the holiday season, criminals can stoop to desperate measures to get the electronics, household items or cash they desire. If you leave your door unlocked or a window open and are seen leaving your home, you could be at risk for a break-in.
Online ordering is all the rage these days for almost everything, especially Christmas gifts. Most people want to enjoy the luxury of shopping from home rather than going out in dreary weather to rub shoulders with hundreds of people at the mall. The problem is, you aren’t always going to be home during business hours to protect your package by bringing it inside right away.
To ensure your packages aren’t stolen by the neighborhood Grinch, be sure to request a signature on your deliveries (especially the valuable ones) so they aren’t left unattended at your door. You can also sign up for text or email alerts about the status of your package, or give the delivery driver specific instruction of where to leave it so that it remains out of sight. You can also opt for your package to be held at the nearest FedEx or UPS office until you pick it up by name. Importantly, if you speculate that one of your packages has been stolen, notify the police immediately – even though they don’t have a huge track record with recovering these kinds of items this time of year.
Locking your vehicle behind you isn’t always enough to keep a criminal uninterested in what’s inside. Make sure not to leave any shopping bags or presents in plain sight in your vehicle. Additionally, many parents opt to hide Christmas presents in their vehicles as a safe hideaway from nosey children. You never know who is watching. When you are seen leaving a trunk full of presents behind, a criminal might take notice. Better to find a safe, locked hiding place inside your home and hope for the best.
Investing in a home security system this holiday season is the best way to protect your home and property beyond the classic (and sometimes unreliable) measures. At Chesapeake Systems Service, Inc.,we offer 24-hour monitoring, home intrusion alarm systems (wireless and hardwired), medical alert systems, vacation home systems, home video surveillance systems, access conrtol systems, intercom systems, surround sound systems, whole house audio, back-up for residential and commercial, home automation, central vacuum, network solutions, home theater solutions and TV mounting.
ARE YOU READY TO INVEST IN RESIDENTIAL SECURITY FOR YOUR HOME?
Investing in a home security system can provide you with both state-of-the-art protection and home security essentials. If you think you might be ready to investigate in residential security technology, then give us a shout. We can help you get thinking. Please contact Chesapeake Systems Service, Inc. by calling 800-205-4909 or click here today for a free estimate! Bringing you the best Maryland security system available would be our pleasure!