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Making your home safer for guests during the holidays

2016/12/21

With all sorts of decorations, fun, parties and shopping in holiday season, it is quite important to be safe while enjoying all these activities. During holiday season, the most important factor that needs to be considered is safety of your own home as this can be done by following some safety measures. The best thing that is recommended for home safety during holiday is to have a monitored security system. In spite of this, there are some more effective methods that you can follow in order to keep your home safe with the holiday time.

Don’t share information on web

Make sure that you never ever post a sign on any social sites telling strangers about your plans in holidays. Don’t let them know that you are away enjoying a picnic with your family. If in case you are out of town in holiday season, then make sure what to share on Facebook and most important don’t share any personal details with any social sites such as your home address or something like that you are away from home. Additionally, you may also not keep your locations services ON in any social media sites and also don’t share any pictures of your vacation until you are back to your home.

Make strong bonding with your neighborhood

Your neighbors can be act as a great assist in order to keep your home safe in holiday especially when you are out of town. If you are planning for trip with a whole family, then make sure that you have trustworthy neighbors with you who will keep eye at your home in your absence, take out your trash, and pick all your letters. Another thing that you can do is to look for someone’s home and to allow them to park their vehicles in your driveway until you come back.

Check out damaged areas

As the holiday season comes near, you need to look after your home and consider those factors that can cause harm to your home such as water damage. If any part of your home is leaking and you are not aware of it, then it may cause a big problem for you. So, before leaving home, check out those areas that can affect your home in your absence like you can find out those areas that could be easily damaged if come in contact with water, fire, etc. Once you find out such areas, you can work on them.

Use security cameras

Well, if you have followed all the safety measures and tips to keep your home safe while vacation time, it is quite good to cross check everything that you have done in this manner. So, our piece of advice for you is to place a Wi-Fi security camera in order to watch a live view of your own home anytime from anywhere just through your Smartphone.

Check out your Christmas lights

U.S Fire Administration stated that December is considered to be the deadliest month in which most of the electrical fire cases occur. Before you put lighting on trees in your garden or decorate your home with different lamps, don’t forget to check that there are no frayed cords or broken lamps as they can be a major reason for fire. If you found such lamps and broken wires immediately replace them.