The holidays seem like a time for cheer and good tidings, don’t they? In many ways, they certainly are–but they can also cause crime rates to dramatically increase. You probably participate in many holiday customs that could put your home and belongings at risk for theft. And it doesn’t matter how safe your neighborhood may seem; everyone, everywhere, is vulnerable to crime and theft. In order to protect yourself, read on to see how the holidays affect crime rates.
1. Gift Delivery
Do you do your shopping online? You should be wary. It’s more than likely the delivery truck driver will deliver your package and leave it on the front porch, where it stays while you’re at work. This is an easy target for many burglars, who can simply walk up and snatch the package without consequence. To better protect yourself, consider investing in a home security system that includes video surveillance.
2. Break Down Boxes
Many expensive gadgets and devices come in specific, recognizable boxes with obvious logos on them. If a thief sees this in the recycling, they may conclude that you’ve got that present stashed away somewhere in your home. When you’re finished with the packaging of your presents, it’s a good idea to rip up the boxes so they are unrecognizable. You can also make sure you wait until recycling day to put them out, so they aren’t sitting for too long.
3. Don’t Leave Your Christmas Lights On
You may think that leaving the tree lights on during the day are a surefire way to deter burglars. We’ve talked about how leaving lights on in the house does nothing to deter burglars, and oftentimes, it can encourage them. If you get home from work after nightfall, consider investing in a home automation system, which can help you turn your lights on when it gets dark. That way, you aren’t leaving your lights on all day and alerting burglars that you are certainly not home.
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