How to Protect Your Home in Seattle From Holiday Break-Ins

How to Protect Your Home in Seattle From Holiday Break-Ins

The holidays are here, and with them come the opportunity (and obligation) to travel and visit loved ones all over the country. It might be great to see old friends and family members, but burglars also know that many houses are going to be empty this season. That’s why the holiday season can also be called the “break-in season.” Instead of canceling your plans and staying home with the Seattle police department on speed dial, there are ways that you can make your home more secure while you’re out traveling during the holidays. Live Monitoring Your Home One of the most effective ways to have peace of mind while on the road is to monitor your home with a live-streaming video feed. By setting up a couple of cameras and connecting them to the internet, you can watch your home 24/7. If you’re not very tech-savvy, don’t worry. Many of these systems come with easy-to-follow instructions that don’t require much more than an internet connection. Motion Detector Live monitoring is excellent, but it’s not a preventative measure. A motion detector, however, can be the first step in knowing whether or not something might be happening. Not only can modern motion detectors send you an alert to let you know if someone (or something) suspicious is moving on your property, but many of them are also able to distinguish between the innocent motions of a squirrel, rabbit, or neighborhood pet compared to the more sinister ambition of a potential intruder. Fake Cameras For some people, the hassle of setting up security cameras — or the cost associated with them —...