Keeping Your Home Safe This Christmas

Homeowner Tips

Christmas should be about enjoying time with your family, opening gifts, and watching holiday movies, not worrying about the safety and security of your home while you are away!

Here are 6 tips to make sure your home stays safe while you are traveling this Christmas.

1. Put your mail on hold.

The sight of stacks of mail sitting on your front porch and driveway is a major indicator to burglars that you are away from home. If you don’t want to put your mail on hold, see if a neighbor can collect it for you while you are out of town. Following these simple steps can keep your home safe by taking away this obvious signal that your home is vacant.

2. Install a home security system.

Knowing that your home is being monitored 24 hours a day by security can relieve a lot of your concerns. You can rest assured that your home and belongings are safe by using smart technology that offers mobile access for you to check your home while you are away. EMC Security offers security systems for every budget, whether you are protecting your first apartment or your luxury dream home.

3. Set your lights to turn on with timers.

A dark house can show others that your house is vacant. Setting some of your lights on timers to go on and off throughout the night is a great way to avoid the appearance that you are away from your home.

4. Be careful with social media.

As fun as it is to share your holiday celebration on Facebook and Instagram, don’t divulge too many details about your travel plans. Social media can be dangerous, even when your privacy settings are turned on. Once you post information, it’s out there and impossible to control or prevent others from sharing your post.

5. Turn the ringer down.

If you have a home phone, make sure that you turn the volume of the ringer down or off altogether. Then nobody outside will be able to hear the phone ringing repeatedly and going unanswered, tipping them off that you are not at home.

6. Lock up.

Making sure that your doors and windows are locked seems obvious but you’d be surprised at how many home invasions occur due to houses being left unsecured.


At EMC Security, we know how important it is to keep your family and the home you’ve worked so hard to build secure, so we are committed to serving homes in Georgia to keep you safe!