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The holidays are upon us and it is just a wonderful time of year. Many people will travel to see friends for the holidays and it is important to protect yourself against unwanted intruders. A break in during the holidays can really damper your spirits. So be careful and be vigilant at all times.
So you are holiday shopping and jumping from store to store. Well you want to make sure that your gifts aren’t visible to people walking by your car. Keep gifts out of sight in the trunk as things in the backseat may entice unwanted guests. It may seem like common sense, but when you are in rush with a car full of kids it may be easy to forget.
House breaks are also very common this time of year. Going away on vacation makes your house an easy target. An alarm system is a good investment and usually reduces your homeowners insurance. It is also smart to have a neighbor pick up your newspaper or mail. If you don’t get along with your neighbors then go to the post office and they will gladly hold it there for you.
You may want to have a friend house sit a couple nights during the week. This will make it more difficult for burglars to case your house. Another advantage is the friend could look out for other issues that may come up in your house such as flooding.
It is important to stay vigilant to keep out unwanted intruders. The truth is no matter what you do, it make not prevent a break in. As a result, it may be smart to keep your really precious items at a bank or insure them. Finally, if you are trying to get a dog and your significant other needs some convincing well you can use this blog post as an excuse.