Thanksgiving Safety Tips & Travel Tips

Home Security Tips

by Ralph R. Manento, Owner – Royal Security Services, Inc.

This Thanksgiving holiday, more than 13 million Americans will travel to spend the holiday with friends and family, leaving their homes empty for opportunistic burglars. Follow these Thanksgiving safety tips to ensure your family’s safety this holiday season.

  • Remove fall-related objects that might allow access to your home. For example, ladders for cleaning leaves out of gutters can be used to enter a window or scale a fence.
  • Don’t post Thanksgiving travel plans on Facebook, Twitter or Myspace letting people know that you will be out of town.
  • Turn your telephone ringer down so no one outside can hear repeated rings; and review your answering machine message to make sure it does not imply that you are away.
  • Make sure to have all mail, newspapers, and deliveries stopped or picked up by a neighbor, friend or relative.
  • Never leave a key hidden outside. Burglars know all the best hiding places.
  • Have a friend move your car occasionally if it is parked in the driveway.
  • Use timers to operate lights.
  • Secure all windows, including those upstairs and reduce the chance of easy entry by cutting tree limbs away from second-story windows.
  • Consider installing a Web-based home security system , such as a Royal Security Services system that allows you to check on your home while away and even arm an disarm your system from any laptop, cell phone or other web based device.

Utilize these Thanksgiving safety tips this holiday season, and be thankful for your home and family’s safety. For more information on a security system call us today at 1-800-488-7692.