Each year, the winter enters with cold, dark and cloudy days. The weather is one part of the Winter, and while many associate it with the Holidays, the beginning of Winter doesn’t start until December 21st.
Just as the warmer summer weather causes people to act in different ways, so does the winter. Many times, a home in the Summer is unassuming. The house could be empty, but its owners could easily be out on a walk. The lights won’t go on until late in the evening, after nine o’clock in Summer’s peak. The Winter is just the opposite, except the signs of a vacant home are much more defined in cold, dark weather. If you’re looking for winter security tips that actually work, we’ve got some simple solutions to keep you safe this Winter.
For starters, think about snow. The beautiful blanket of a snowy lawn is a great sight in the morning, but as the day passes your neighbors may think it odd that you haven’t shoveled your sidewalk. In the Northeast, snowbirds or people who travel south for the Winter, often leave their homes vacant for long periods of time. An un-shoveled pathway is a sign that nobody is home. Protect yourself and hire someone to shovel your property while you are away.
During the winter, daylight is at a premium. With short days and long nights, the hours that your outside lights will shine are extended. If you’re not home, or out for the night on the town, a timer for your lights are a simple fix to show your intent on coming home to turn them off. It’s simple: if its dark, turn them on – home or not!
With many signs during the winter that could show signs that nobody’s home, the most simple and effective worry-free solution is to install a security system. As mentioned in our Home Security New Years Resolutions article, a security system is a great option for those planning on heading South to warmer weather or overseas to travel. You can feel safe knowing your home is protected and if anyone tries to access your home, they’ll be in for a surprise. For more details on Delco Alarm Systems’ security alarms and surveillance systems visit our homepage or the respective links.
Just as a light or shoveled path can deter a burglar, safety inside your home is just as important. Make sure to get your heater checked annually. Always keep a fire extinguisher in an easily accessible place and be careful of ice. Follow these tips to stay safe during this Winter season. If you haven’t yet read our Security Resolutions For The New Year, your’e missing out!