Valentines Day tips for keeping your home safe and secure.
It’s a big day for couples. Many people will either be going out to dinner or taking a trip for Valentines day weekend this year. But do you realize that this fun day out with the one you love could mean trouble? Here are some tips:
- Don’t announce on social media you are gone. This might seem like a little thing but people are watching. Criminals are becoming savvier and they are watching for people to be gone from their home by watching their social media. And it isn’t unheard of for them to become “friends” on pages just so they can see what’s going on. We’ve all seen posts where stars are posting about being on vacation and the very next day, we hear about their homes being broken in to. Resist posting anything until you return home.
- Lock up and set the alarm. You’re only running out for dinner for an hour or so right? Set that alarm! A lot can happen in an hour. It is an excellent habit to just set the alarm. Even if you’re running out for 15 or 30 minutes. And when you return, same thing. Get into the habit of setting it and it will become second nature.
- Lock up the candy. You heard us. Lock up that candy. Chocolate can easily make Fido sick or worse yet, your pet can die. Chocolate contains theobromine and it’s deadly. While we as humans can process it, dogs can’t and it becomes toxic. So before heading out on that date, put away the candy hearts and chocolate kisses.
What if you don’t have an alarm?
This is a good time to consider your home safety. Alarms not only monitor intruders to your home but now they offer a lot more options from monitoring the temperature to locking the doors. Give us a call at (405) 732-9000 or reach out to us via our contact form and we’ll discuss the options available to you.