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Keeping your home safe this holiday season

The Christmas season is a time of celebration and relaxation for many, but with the festivities comes an increased risk of theft or break-ins. Did you know that theft and burglary increase during the Christmas period? It’s important to be extra vigilant about home security when stepping away for some well-deserved time off.

Here are our top tips to help make sure your home is protected from intruders while you’re away on holiday this holiday period:

Install a home security system

Investing in an automated home security system is one of the best ways to keep your home safe while you’re away. There are a range of options available to suit every budget, ranging from basic door locks to high-tech alarm systems.

Not only will it alert you to any suspicious activity, but it can also deter potential thieves, who may think twice before breaking into a home that’s protected by an alarm system. Smart devices like cameras, doorbells and sensors can also be used to monitor your home while you’re away.

Yale Security Locks

Not only will a sophisticated system deter potential thieves, but it can also alert authorities with motion sensors and cameras if someone does try to break-in.

North Coast Blinds & Security now stock Yale Unity Screen Door Locks.

Always be in the know – The activity feed in Yale Access App tracks how and when your door is locked and unlocked.
Control who has access – Let visitors in and out when you are not at home.
Keep your home secure – Check if your door is locked from anywhere.
Monitor access from anywhere – Always know who is coming and when.

Lock all windows and doors

Make sure to lock all of your windows and doors, even the ones you don’t usually use. This is one of the simplest ways to keep your home safe while you’re away on holiday. You should also consider using additional security measures like window grilles or door chains for added protection.

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Don’t advertise your absence on Social Media

Social media has made it easier than ever to connect with friends and family, but it can also make you vulnerable if you post about your holiday plans on sites like Facebook or Twitter. It’s best to keep your holiday plans low-key and not advertise on social media that you’re away from home.

Stop mail and newspaper deliveries

Ask a trusted family member, friend or neighbour to pick up your mail and newspapers while you’re away. An overflowing mailbox or pile of newspapers can be a dead giveaway that you’re not home, which could attract unwanted attention.

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Make your home look lived in

There are several ways to make it look like someone is still living at your house while you’re away on holiday. You can leave a light or two on at night, ask a neighbour to mow the lawn or park a car in the driveway. This can help make it appear as though someone is home and discourage burglars from targeting your property.

With these simple tips, you can rest assured that your home will be safe and secure while you’re away on holiday this Christmas season.

From all of us here at North Coast Blinds & Security, we wish you a safe and Happy Holiday.

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