With the holidays right around the corner, it is a time to celebrate the good tidings of the season with those closest to you. That can mean taking road trips to different parts of Maryland, across the United States or even to another country. However, in the rush to get out the door, people can sometimes forget to check to see if their home or possessions are secured before they leave. Since a majority of people shop online for their gifts, there also can be risk involved with the delivery of packages. We at SafeHouse LLC want you to be able to fully relax and have complete peace of mind either at home or away. This time of the year is stressful enough without you having to add another worry to your brain. That is why we wanted to share a couple of security tips, so that you can focus on all your comfort and joy.
One of the most important pieces of advice is always to check to see if your house is locked up when you leave or turn in for the night. It never hurts to double-check if the front, back and window entrances are firmly shut. Another idea is that if you do leave your home, make sure that all appliances are off and that your security system — if there is one installed — is activated. If you will be leaving for a long trip, you also can ask a neighbor to keep an eye on your property. Something that is always smart to do, especially around the holidays, is to check the status of your fire alarms. That can be an area that is often overlooked, so it is never a bad idea to replace the batteries. When you order online, make sure to leave detailed instructions for the shipping company like “leave package near the front door” or “put the package inside the mailbox.” You can track its progress through the parent website’s daily notifications, so you will know when it arrives.
Our staff at SafeHouse LLC want you and your family to be protected in any situation. If you see a scenario that seems dangerous or an individual that is acting suspicious, make sure to report that to the proper authorities immediately. We understand that nothing is 100 percent guaranteed, but we hope that these tips can provide a foundation for you in all of your celebrations. We also are more than glad to answer any questions that you might have and provide additional information. So be sure to give us a call, and we wish you the safest and happiest of holidays.