McLean, VA (PRWEB) February 11, 2014
FrontPoint Security, the nationwide leader in wireless home security, has released it top 10 safety tips for Valentine’s Day to help ensure that those celebrating Valentine’s Day remain safe.
“Valentine’s Day presents a unique opportunity for burglars,” said Co-Founder and Senior Advisor Peter Rogers. “Many people will be carrying or wearing expensive jewelry and homes will be left unattended in lieu of restaurants, movie theaters, and vacation spots. There are number of steps a person can take to ensure they are protected while enjoying this holiday.”
Here are FrontPoint Security’s top 10 Valentine’s Day safety tips:
1. Don’t announce plans on social media –Social media has made it incredibly easy for burglars to troll and identify empty homes. Keep evening plans out of the social space.
2. Wait to post pictures – Similar to announcing plans, posting pictures and checking-in to locations sends the message that the home is vacant. Burglars can use this information to their advantage.
3. Lock doors and windows – It may see simple, but everyone needs a reminder. If heading out, make sure all the doors and windows, including those upstairs, are locked.
4. Light it up – Leaving a light on is an easy and effective way to deter burglars. Lights make the home appear occupied, making it a less appealing target for burglars. Use timers or automation features if they’re already installed.
5. Limit cash – Valentine’s Day is a busy, and often chaotic, evening. In the “frenzy” You could lose your wallet or purse, or even be the victim of a pickpocket! Protect yourself by limiting the amount of cash you bring, along with other items.
6. Keep valuables in front – Always keep purses, wallets, and other valuables in front of you at all times. Always zip it fully closed if you can.
7. Walk in well-lit, trafficked areas – Ending a date on walk is romantic, but can also be unsafe. The isolation leaves you vulnerable. Wherever you go, make sure there are others around that could help.
8. Ask a trusted person to take care of your home – If you’ve planned a romantic getaway, ask a trusted neighbor or friend to look after your home. Instruct them to pick up the mail/packages, shovel the snow, water the plants, or anything else to make it appear that you’re still there. We recommend rewarding them afterwards for their efforts.
9. Turn off the oven, put out the candles and fires – According to a recent Zagat study, 57% of people say they’d rather stay at home than go out to dinner on Valentine’s Day. If you’re in that group, be careful. Don’t leave anything on – oven, lit candles, etc. – when you leave the room or go to bed for the night.
10. Keep flammable objects away from fires – A romantic way to end a Valentine’s Day evening is by cuddling by the fire, but watch out. Keep your blanket from getting too close. There is no quicker way to ruin a romantic atmosphere than having things go up in flames.
FrontPoint Security is a home security provider, but also aims to provide information and tips for all things to do with life, home and safety. For more information, visit the FrontPoint Blog.
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FrontPoint Security is the leading nationwide provider of interactive wireless home security systems and the only security company protecting every customer with 100% wireless and 100% cellular technology. FrontPoint combines next generation technology with remarkable simplicity and commitment to service, resulting in a safer and unique customer experience. With customers in all 50 states and Canada, FrontPoint Security is one of the fastest growing alarm companies in North America. FrontPoint is a GE Security Authorized Dealer and Alarm.com’s Preferred Dealer for no-hassle security solutions. For more information, please visit http://www.FrontPointSecurity.com or call 855.296.3945.