Last Updated: March 21, 2022
The holiday season is upon us, but so is the time of taking additional precautions and keeping your loved ones safe. According to The Hill, authorities are creating security plans for the upcoming weeks, and they explicitly advise citizens and homeowners to watch out for potential robberies.
Christmas lights everywhere, Hanukkah candles on the front window – everyone is in the holiday mood. The holiday parades are just starting out. People are watching without a care in the world. Authorities need to make sure everything goes according to plan, thus extra layers of security are being provided during the busiest time of the year. They advise the public to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious during the parades.
Why Are Security Precautions Now More Important Than Ever?
During the last two years, people were confined to their homes due to COVID-19. The measures imposed on people had a tremendous impact on their health, both mental and physical. After two years, finally, everyone is in the holly, jolly spirit and willing to celebrate on the streets like never before. But, beware of increased violence as crowds gather more frequently this year.
Every police department across America is putting security plans in place, especially after the Waukesha parade deadly crash that took place a few days ago. In New York City, for instance, where the largest parade takes place, police have been working on a security plan since last year. Also, with the parades circulating around towns, more people are outside of their homes during the holiday season, giving home invaders a chance to sneak into their houses.
What Can Citizens and Homeowners Do to Protect Themselves for the Upcoming Holidays?
You’d better watch out: ‘tis the season for potential home robberies. During the holidays, people spend more time outside their homes, leaving their homes vulnerable to burglars.
WVNS-TV provides several steps homeowners can take to help deter a break-in. First things first, turning on the home security system is a must when leaving. With many security systems available, including wireless systems, people should invest in securing their homes, especially in times when burglaries are more frequent.
Making it look like someone’s home is another method that could scare off burglars. Smart home devices could help in this, as they allow you to set timers for switching on the lights, etc. Wherever you are, just turn on the radio or TV with the help of your smart home device.
During the holidays it is hard being away from your family because that’s what the holidays are all about – spending quality time with our loved ones. As restrictions are being lifted, people will travel now more than usually. That’s why everyone must have some kind of travel, health, or life insurance, especially if you are a senior traveling abroad. If you have a pet, then get pet insurance for your furbaby, as well.