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New Year! Visiting family, and keeping your home safe

December 14, 2021

When it comes to New Year's, visiting friends and family is a given. Many of us plan our get-togethers well in advance, in order to create the best occasions possible. However, the same cannot always be said for how well we plan for the safety and security of the households we tend to leave behind as we embark on our celebrations. The results can, unfortunately, be serious, as a lack of preparation can ultimately lead to a household catastrophe.

From unexpected malfunctions that can cause fire or water damage, to break-ins, there are more potential hazards ready to occur than most people realise. With all this in mind, New Year's, with all the distractions that it entails, is a crucial time of year to take the proper precautions when it comes to safeguarding your home.

  

Adjust your lighting

When leaving your home unattended for New Year's, make sure you adjust your lighting accordingly. It may be a classic tactic and not the most eco-friendly strategy available, but keeping some of your household lighting on in your absence can deter potential intruders from entering your home.

  

Ensure entry points are closed

It may sound like a given, but make sure all windows and doors stay closed and locked when you’re away. You'd be surprised how often people forget to do so, and the results can be devastating, so always check before you embark on your travels.

Cameras and security systems

Keep your home secure throughout the festive season by installing a home security system, if you haven't done so already. These surveillance set-ups can give you the means to remotely monitor your home's safety, so you can keep track of any potential dangers.

Many home surveillance systems can be costly and come with tricky set-up requirements. But if you're looking for a high-quality monitoring system without these headaches, check out the Basic Monitor Bundle from HomeOK.