Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!
From everyone in the Security Doctors' family, we want to wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving this week! As we enter the holiday season, we are so thankful for the opportunity to protect thousands of families across the United States – not just during the holidays, but around the clock, year round. We are also thankful for the many hardworking teams that make Security Doctors one of the best security companies in the country, from our Authorized Dealers to the dispatch specialists in our monitoring center, and everyone in between.
Since this is also one of the more hectic times of the year, we'd be remiss not offer some helpful tips to ensure your safety and well-being during the holiday season:
- Drive safe: Whether you're traveling for Thanksgiving or just going to the store, be mindful of the many additional drivers on the road. Stay alert, drive defensively and allow yourself time to rest if you're traveling for long stretches.
- Stay vigilant when shopping: It's no secret that Black Friday (and holiday shopping in general) can get a bit crazy. Watch your belongings closely, and avoid situations that could put you in danger.
- Keep your home secure: Even if you're expecting lots of guests, keep your alarm system active and your doors and windows locked. Savvy burglars know that many people will be letting their guards down at this time of year.
- Tell guests to lock their cars: At large family dinners, it's common for people to leave their cars unlocked in the driveway or in the street, but this is asking for trouble. Thieves will be on the lookout for large groups of cars like these, because it increases the chances of finding one that isn't locked.
- Conceal gifts: If you start your holiday shopping, keep your purchases out of sight in a closet or secure room. This isn't just to keep your kids from finding them – it's to prevent burglars from seeing your treasure trove through the window.
- Don't make your home look vacant: If you'll be traveling for a few days, stop your mail or have someone pick it up for you. Also, use timers inside your home to turn lights on night automatically, creating the appearance that someone is there.