The holidays are officially here and with gift-giving and gift-receiving, now is a good time to take extra security measures around your home and newly purchased merchandise. One of our vendors, DMP (Digital Monitoring Products), has released a series of facts and tips to help keep you, your family and your gifts safe this holiday season.
- There is a rise in car break-ins during the holiday season, so don’t store gifts in your vehicle, AND keep them out of sight while shopping.
- Leaving the boxes from your new, expensive merchandise at the curb makes your home a target for burglary. Make sure to take your trash out on “trash day” to minimize attention.
- Your home security cameras are the perfect way to confirm package deliveries and also deter thieves from picking up boxes from porches.
- Christmas trees can be a fire hazard. Stay safe by keeping your tree heavily watered and NEVER leave your tree on while you’re away or asleep.