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Post-Holiday Theft Protection

After the holiday hustle and bustle, there always seems to be a surge in home and vehicle theft across the country. While settling into the New Year after winter break, here are some tips to stay ahead and implement theft protection.

  • Keep valuables out of plain view. This is one of the best ways to avoid making your home or vehicle a target for theft. Having something like a safe to lock away the most important items adds an extra level of protection. Out of sight, out of mind.

  • Keep everything locked at all times. Whether it’s your home or your car, keep things locked as soon as you enter or exit. Avoid putting yourself in a vulnerable position.

  • Install a security system. Having evidence, even if theft doesn’t occur, will make it significantly easier for your insurance company to take the necessary measures to make sure you’re covered.

  • Make sure everything is well-lit. Brightness reduces opportunities to hide. An added is if you do install a security system, having lights will make imagery easier to capture.

  • Be aware of your surroundings. Staying informed about what’s going on around your community and surrounding areas will keep you one step ahead of potential dangers. It provides the peace and mind you need to protect yourself and your loved ones.

  • Keep your spares hidden. While it might be convenient to leave spare keys under mats and planting pots, it’s also very common. Consider getting locks with unique codes, or installing a key box with protected access to avoid the possibility of break-ins.

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