The holidays are magical times. The sight of a large man carrying a sack of gifts through your living room can elicit a gasp of wonder from a child. But what if the large man with the sack isn’t leaving gifts – but rather trying to leave with them? Bah humbug!
The reality is the holidays are as magical for thieves as they are for kids. Burglars love the holidays because hard-working families have done all the shopping for them. They just need to find the right opportunity to swing by and pick it up.
Fortunately, home security technology has made great leaps over the past decade; advanced technologies -- everything from wireless HD video cameras to touchscreen controllers that can control security, lights, locks and record video right on the display -- are being increasingly integrated into affordable intrusion systems. Aside from the high-tech capabilities, their peace-of-mind factor has also improved with smartphone apps that place your home’s security literally in the palm of your hand, no matter where you are.
But advanced security technologies alone can’t stop your home from being targeted in the first place. Burglars will use every trick – old and new – to stake out targets.
Here's a list of simple things you should do this holiday season to safeguard your home:
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