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April 2, 2024

The holiday season is a time of joy, festivities, and togetherness. However, it’s also a time when the security of our homes and properties can be at an increased risk. At ICD Insurance, we understand the importance of ensuring your property remains safe during this celebratory time. In this blog post, we’ll discuss ways to protect your property during the festive seasons, allowing you to enjoy the holidays worry-free. 


Strengthen Your Home Security: 

Enhance your home’s security by ensuring all entry points are securely locked. Consider installing a reliable security system that offers real-time monitoring and alerts. 

Secure Windows and Entry Points: 

Install sturdy locks on all windows and doors. Consider reinforcing windows with security film or laminated glass to make it harder for intruders to break in. 


Don’t Publicize Your Absence: 

Avoid sharing your travel plans or absence from home on social media or in public spaces where potential intruders can gather information about your house being vacant. 

Don’t Leave Entry Points Vulnerable: 

Never leave doors or windows unlocked or unsecured. Always check and secure all entry points before leaving home or going to bed. 

Creating an Illusion of Occupancy 

When you’re away from home during the holidays, it’s important to create the impression that your property is occupied. Use timers to turn on and off lights at different intervals, giving the appearance that someone is home. Additionally, ask a trusted neighbor or friend to collect mail and newspapers, preventing a buildup that can signal an empty house. 

Defending Your Home from Potential Intruders 

Windows and doors are common entry points for intruders. Make sure all windows and doors are equipped with sturdy locks. Consider reinforcing windows with security film or laminated glass to make it harder to break in. When leaving home, double-check that all windows and doors are securely closed and locked. 

A Measure for Home Safety 

After unwrapping gifts, avoid displaying packaging of expensive items near trash bins. Thieves often target homes based on visible signs of newly acquired valuables. Break down packaging and dispose of it discreetly to prevent showcasing your recent purchases. 

Ensuring Comprehensive Protection for the Holidays 

Before the festive season, take the time to review your home insurance policy. Ensure it provides adequate coverage for potential risks during the holidays, such as theft or property damage. Update your policy if needed. 

At ICD Insurance, we prioritize the safety and security of your property, especially during the festive seasons. Protecting your home is not only about safeguarding your belongings; it’s about providing peace of mind for you and your family. By following these proactive measures and maintaining a well-protected home, you can enjoy the festivities without worrying about the security of your property.