Okay, so before I begin I just want to state – for common-sense purposes – that I am by no means suggesting you hit people in the face with bricks or buckets of paint. I am also not endorsing adding a tarantula to the face of anyone who breaks into your home. Now that’s over with, let’s press on.
The holiday season is a smidge around the corner, and you are going to be considering adding some extra security to your home. It’s a season for goodwill and joy, but there are plenty of people out there that are not interested in being joyful or having any goodwill. It’s for this reason that you need to protect your home, and it’s why you need to consider what you can do to make your home a safer place.
Below, we’ll take a look at some of the things that you can do to make your home safe from all this holiday season.
Add Some Curtains
Whether you like them or not, net curtains are going to be invaluable. This is especially if you have a Christmas tree in the front of the house. People will walk past and now that you have gifts underneath it for your family and friends. Net curtains can ensure that your things are not obvious for the public to see and you get that little bit of privacy that you need. Ideally, keep your Christmas tree away from the windows entirely.
Check Your Alarms
The local alarm companies can come by and give your house alarms the once over before the holiday season truly begins. They’ll be able to fix any faults and replace any batteries, and this can be a huge help to your peace of mind with your home security.
Add Locks To Outside Gates
If you have any exterior gates around your home, add some extra padlocks. The added security will be good for your property and it will also mean that you feel comfortable and safe while you are in the house with new gifts and toys.
Set Light Timers
Whether you do it for the Christmas lights or your regular lights, if you plan to venture out over the holiday period, set your lights to timers so that they will come on periodically. It’s a good idea to make the outside world think that you’re at home, even when you’re not.
Protect Your Tree
Real Christmas trees are beautiful, but they happen to shed their needles at the most inconvenient of times. They are also a fire hazard, and dead trees can catch fire if the needles aren’t cleared up. Don’t let pretty lights burn your house down.
You do not need to booby trap your house for Christmas, but you do need to consider how you can tighten up the security of your house. The last thing that you want during the holiday season is to find that your home has been broken into. Don’t let it happen to you!