Holiday vacations are common for homeowners in Ball Ground, GA. You might have planned one yourself. But while it’s tempting to cast your cares during the most wonderful time of the year, it’s important to be wary of thieves who take advantage of the season to break in and steal. Follow these four tips from The Sanford Group to protect your home from real-life ‘Grinches’ and enjoy your holiday vacation.
1. Refrain from Broadcasting on Social Media
Posting about your vacation may seem fun, but it’s a tip-off to burglars. Be street-smart about the internet just like in public, and don’t talk about your trip to even relatives or friends. Only tell your neighbors and immediate family who will watch your home. If they don’t need to know, don’t talk about it.
2. Make Your Home Look Lived-In
Convicted burglars admitted to Portland, OR authorities that the best way to secure your home is to make it look like its lived-in. Leave your lights, radio, and TV on, and keep an extra car in the driveway.
3. Large Heavy Safes Win
If you plan to get a safe, buy a heavy large one that bolts to the wall or floor and have the code with you at all times. This kind of safe is too much time and work for burglars and they will leave it alone.
4. Befriend Your Neighbors
Taking care of your neighbors is excellent home security. Bake them holiday treats and get to know them. You’ll do each other a favor if you report suspicious neighborhood activity.
Have a safe and happy Holidays! If you have any questions how home insurance can cover you from burglary, contact The Sanford Group serving Ball Ground, GA at 678-454-0661.