Don't Let Your Home Be Targeted In December

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If your home is filled to bursting with gifts, then you obviously are going to want to protect yourself from the ever-present threat of burglary.  Burglars understand that the season for giving is also a great season for stealing, but you can hopefully avoid having such a situation befall your family by thinking about some of the precautions on hand from the Sheriff’s Department of Carmel, Indiana.

One thing that a lot of people neglect to do that can actually provide quite a bit of help is registering your expensive items.  Rather than putting this off, think of it as a way to protect your investment should the item be stolen.  Tracking may be possible, and at the very least, the registration makes it easier to get ahold of you for recalls and the like.

A home security system may not be a bad idea, but if you don’t have such a thing, then at the very least look into the possibility of installing deadbolts on the doors leading into your home.  As far as the windows go, make sure they’re locked up tight and that the myriad gifts you’ve received or are about to give aren’t in the windows for the world to see.

The other important thing to think about purchasing is a timer for your lights.  That way, it will look like someone is in your home even when they’re not.  Keeping a television on during trips may not be a bad idea either.