Home for the Holidays: A Guide to Protecting Your Property

# Protect your property this Christmas Season

'Tis the season to be jolly, but it's also the time of year when our homes are filled with gifts, decorations, and the warmth of holiday cheer. While you're busy decking the halls and spreading joy, it's crucial to ensure that your home stays safe and secure during the Christmas holidays. Here's a short guide on how to protect your haven and make this festive season worry-free.


1. Light Up the Night

Darkness can be an open invitation for intruders. Illuminate your home with outdoor lights to deter potential burglars. Consider investing in motion-activated lights for your entryways and around the perimeter of your property. Well-lit areas not only enhance security but also create a festive ambiance.


2. Secure Doors and Windows

Before you embark on your holiday adventures, double-check that all doors and windows are securely locked. Reinforce entry points with deadbolt locks and consider installing a security system if you haven't already. Smart doorbell cameras and window sensors can provide an extra layer of protection.


3. Be Mindful of Social Media Sharing

Resist the urge to share your travel plans and holiday activities on social media until you return home. Broadcasting your absence can make your home an easy target for burglars. Save the photo uploads and status updates for after the festivities.


4. Neighborly Connections

Establish good relationships with your neighbors and inform them of your travel plans. A trusted neighbor can keep an eye on your property, collect mail, and create the illusion of an occupied home by occasionally turning lights on and off.


5. Gift Wrapping Discretion

As you wrap and place gifts under the tree, be mindful of their visibility from windows and doors. A pile of presents in plain view can be tempting for passersby. Consider keeping gifts out of sight until closer to Christmas morning.


6. Timed Electronics

Use timers for your lights and electronic devices to create the appearance of an active household. Programmed lights and a flickering television can give the impression that someone is home, discouraging potential intruders.


7. Inventory and Document Valuables

Take inventory of your valuable possessions and document them with photographs or videos. In the unfortunate event of a break-in, this documentation can assist law enforcement and your insurance company in recovering losses.


8. Install a Security System

Investing in a home security system is a proactive step to safeguard your home. A modern security systems come equipped with surveillance cameras, motion detectors, and alarm systems that provide real-time monitoring and alerts. Some systems even allow you to control and monitor your home remotely through smartphone apps, adding an extra layer of convenience and peace of mind.

To take this step in enhancing your home security, call TCI at 256-237-1401 today. Request a no-obligation free consultation to learn more about how to protect your property. We can provide personalized advice and solutions tailored to your needs.


Have a Merry Christmas!

By taking these simple precautions and considering the benefits of a security system, you can enjoy a worry-free holiday season, knowing that your home is well-protected. Remember, the best gift you can give yourself and your loved ones is the peace of mind that comes from a safe and secure home. Merry Christmas!