Safeguard Your Signal Mountain Home this Holiday

Safeguard Your Signal Mountain Home this Holiday

During this festive season, our thoughts turn to giving gifts, baking delicious treats in our Signal Mountain homes and visiting friends and family. However, there are others who think about unoccupied, gift-filled houses.Don’t give a thief a chance this year. Safeguard your Signal Mountain home for the holidays by following these tips:

Holiday Safety at Home

  • Keep all doors and windows locked, even if your step out for a moment.
  • Videotape valuables so you’ll have a record of ownership.
  • Inspect all holiday lights for frayed wiring before your hang them.
  • Beware of strangers coming to the door asking for charitable donations. Ask for identification, if donations are tax deductible, how the funds will be used. If you are not satisfied, don’t give. Instead, help a charitable group you know.

Holiday Events Away from Your Ooltewah Home

  • Turn on lights, a television or radio so that it appears that someone is home.
  • Lock all doors and windows.
  • If you have a home alarm system, use it. Alarm systems are only useful when they’re activated.
  • Holiday gifts should not be displayed where they can be seen from the outside.
  • Never leave keys under doormats, flowerpots or other “secret” hiding places — burglars know where to look for hidden keys.

Holiday Travel

  • Secure all doors and windows including your pet doors. Burglars can gain access to your premises from amazingly small openings – including cat doors. Secure all pet doors and remember to lock every single window and door, including those on garages and exterior buildings or storage sheds.
  • Ask a neighbor to watch your house and pick up any packages left for you.
  • If you leave your car at home, park it where you normally would.
  • Use automatic timers for your interior and exterior lights.
  • Stop your mail and newspaper deliveries.
  • Arrange to have snow shoveled (if necessary) while you’re away.
  • Notify your local police department and leave a number where you can be reached in case of an emergency.

Take the time to be safe so you can relax and enjoy this wonderful time of the year.

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Keyword/Tag: Signal Mountain Home

Links:

Safeguard your Signal Mountian home for the holidays

http://crime.about.com/od/prevent/qt/tip_home.htm

Holiday travel

http://www.electricinsurance.com/articles_02/holiday_travel_plans.asp

automatic timers

http://www.improvementscatalog.com/home/diy/automatic-timer-control

Travis Close
ABR,e-PRO, GREEN, RCC
Prudential realtyCenter.com
1315 Taft Highway
Signal Mountain, Tn 37377
423-488-1882
423-886-2601

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