Thanksgiving Home Safety Tips

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching which means travel, cooking, and shopping are all on the rise. We know you have many things to be thankful for this year and we want to help you keep them all safe. Learn more here on how you can better protect your home and family this Thanksgiving with a home security system.

 

Holiday Travel

Traveling for the holidays is a wonderful way to connect with family and friends but it can also put your home at risk. While it may be tempting to document every second of your trip, it is best not to post about your travels on social media until after you get home. By posting on social media that you are out of town, you are letting everyone on the internet know that you are not home. It is also best to make sure it looks like someone is home. Scheduling your smart lights to turn on and off and keeping a car parked in the driveway are easy ways to make your home look occupied.

Cooking for Thanksgiving Dinner

Practicing safe habits while cooking is important in protecting your family. Many home fires that start on Thanksgiving are attributed to frying turkeys. It is important to always set up your turkey fryer outside and away from the house. Always be sure that the turkey is completely thawed before frying to avoid a big flare. Make sure that smoke detectors are working properly by pressing the test button until you hear a beep. If you have battery-operated smoke detectors, consider switching to hardwired life-saving smoke and heat detectors that automatically contact the monitoring station to dispatch the fire department. These life-saving fire protection devices also connect to smart thermostats that shut off the HVAC when smoke is detected to stop circulation throughout the house.

Safe Shopping

Whether you are having your groceries delivered for Thanksgiving dinner or are getting ahead on your Christmas list, keeping your deliveries safe is important. Smart home solutions can help protect your purchases. With a video doorbell, you can keep an eye on your front porch for delivery drivers and speak to them with two-way voice. You can unarm your security system and unlock your door with a smart lock and instruct the delivery driver to place your items inside the door and then lock back up all from your phone. Be on the lookout later this month for more ways to prevent package theft.

 

With home alarm monitoring from ABC Fire and Burglar Alarm, you can be at ease knowing your home is protected this holiday season. If you are interested in installing a residential security system, contact us to schedule a free consultation.