The holidays for most of us equals happiness and joy, but for others the holidays equal crime and 5-finger discounts. Most of us know, or have heard somewhere that we need to step up our security measures around the holidays, but the truth is, we shouldn’t wait until the end of the year to do so.
Let start with ourselves. When you go shopping, regardless of where it is, don’t dress so flashy. Why do you need to wear all of your favorite jewelry or your most expensive clothes, shoes, purses, etc.?? You don’t. All it does is let the bad guys know that you are mcm travel bag wealthy and you’ve got plenty to go around. Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Why hesitate to notify a security guard if someone looks suspicious? It could end up preventing heartache to you or someone else.
Let’s talk about our vehicles. Try shopping during the day, as it’s a known fact that most crimes take place after dark. Park as close as you can to the front door of your store, or even valet if it’s possible. Which leads me to say, try not to shop at night. And if you must, park near the front of the store and in a lit parking spot. Do you have tint on your windows? It’s a good idea. Don’t bring out loads and loads of presents and mcm crossbody bag bags full of goodies, drop them off in your car, then return shopping. Get a cart. You can even rent them at malls. Keep all of your stuff with you until it’s time to leave. And when you get home, take everything inside. Don’t think for a second that your stuff is safe in your car in your driveway. It’s actually an easier escape for criminals. Why risk going in your home, when you’ve got all the goodies right there in your driveway?
Let’s talk about our homes. Do you have a security system set up? Do you spend money monthly on home monitoring systems such as ADT or Brinks? If you can’t afford it, it’s okay. There are other ways to keep your home safe, such as using sticks in your doors, better locks, and timed indoor and outdoor lights. All of these things can deter a criminal.
So over the years I’ve heard people talk about shopping for Christmas presents throughout the year instead of at once during November-December. Personally, I think it makes you more mcm shoulder bag vulnerable year round. If you bought an expensive gift for someone in July and your house is robbed in August and they burglar takes the gift with them, what good did that do? Look, it’s not a bad idea, shopping year round, just don’t hide all of the presents in one spot. That way, if you are robbed, hopefully the thieves will only make off with one item or so.
During the holidays and really, all year long, we should be doing things to secure ourselves and our assets. has great Tips, Tricks and Ideas to improve your home, business, car and self 365 days a year. Visit it today, bookmark the site and return for all sorts of advice. Afterall, we’re not called Home Security Advice for nothing!