- BE SURE ALL WINDOWS AND DOORS ARE LOCKED AT ALL TIMES
The holiday season typically witnesses a spike in home invasions. Keep in mind that burglars will look for homes with the easiest access. Many times, when families travel for the holidays, a window or garage door is left unlocked, creating the perfect entry way for ambitious criminals. Don’t make this mistake.
- DO NOT POST YOUR TRAVEL PLANS ONLINE
With social media at our fingertips, people are often tempted to sure their plans online with family and friends. Unfortunately, you never know who is lurking in the shadows. Do not give a stranger any reason to believe your home will be empty for an extended period of time.
- ASK A FRIEND OR NEIGHBOR TO PICK UP YOUR MAIL OR DAILY PAPER
For the same reason, you may want to consider asking someone to pick up your mail and newspaper. A pile of mail and newspapers is a surefire sign that no one’s home and no one’s been home for awhile.
- CONSIDER HOME SECURITY AND CAMERA SURVEILLANCE
There is no better way to stop a criminal in his or her tracks than a sign that indicates a home security system is in place. Additional indication of a surveillance system lets the potential burglar know that his or her face will appear on camera, thereby deterring even the least intelligent criminal. Crime Intervention Alarm has a variety of security systems and camera surveillance systems from which to choose if you are interested.
- PLACE YOUR LIGHTS ON AN AUTOMATIC TIMER
If you are vacationing for the holidays, placing your lights on an automatic timer continues to give the impression that you are still home. With Crime Intervention Alarm, you can automate your entire home and remotely access your system to ensure your home is protected at all times.