Holiday Security Tips


The cheer of the Christmas Holidays can be ruined by a crime.  Every Christmas season marks an increase in home invasions, muggings and purse snatchings. 

Here are some tips we hope will help make your Christmas a safe one:

  1. When you leave home be sure all your locks on doors and windows are locked.
  2. Don't hide a spare key for others to find.
  3. If you'll be out later than 5:00, consider leaving a light and/or radio on to give the appearance someone is home.
  4. When you're shopping hold on to your purse tightly or better still leave the purse home.
  5. If you do carry a purse, keep you keys separate so if the purse is stolen the thief doesn't get your keys and address as a bonus.
  6. If you carry a wallet, keep it in a front, inside or zippered pocket.  Keep your credit cards and license separate so if the wallet is taken you still have your credit cards and ID. 
  7. Don't flash a big wad of cash in the stores.
  8. Be alert and walk in well-lighted and high-traffic areas.
  9. When driving, park in well-lighted areas and keep your doors and windows locked.
  10. Don't fill the car with newly bought packages and then return to finish the shopping.  Take them home and make a second trip. Many thieves can open a trunk faster than you can with your key.
  11. Buddy shopping provides safety and more fun while shopping.
  12. Finally, help your neighbors.  If you see anything suspicious call the police and do what you can to help, yell, scream, wave to draw others attention.  Thieves don't appreciate an audience. 
  13. We wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Max and Snoopy!