Not only are we a pioneer of wireless alarm systems, we’re a home defense think tank! Protect America has released useful tips to help travelers protect their homes this Thanksgiving. See our public service announcement below!

According to the FBI, nearly 400,000 burglaries take place during November and December. “It’s all about opportunism” said Chief Security Officer Melissa Walker. “Thieves know people are traveling during the holidays, and they’re looking for the perfect places to strike. Homeowners everywhere can help defend themselves with some very simple steps by following our home security checklist.”

Home Security Checklist for Thanksgiving

Beware the Overshare! Travelers should avoid sharing the dates, times and details of their trips on social media sites. Social media-savvy burglars have been known to target homes when they know the occupants are away.

Holiday Traveler’s Checklist Tip Securing your Home this Holiday Season

Thanksgiving travelers should put lights on a timer or equip themselves with inexpensive interactive lights controllable from a smartphone or tablet. These interactive dimmers are an excellent way to make it appear as if someone is home, no matter where in the world the user may be. High-wattage exterior lighting is also a must. Burglars are much less likely to attempt a break-in with a well-lit yard.

Here is another tip in our Thanksgiving  home security checklist: burglars are almost three times more likely to target homes without home alarm systems, according to a report from UNC Charlotte Dept. of Criminal Justice & Criminology. Keep homes armed with a wireless home security system. Not only do they contact the authorities immediately, they interact with the homeowner via text message for a shortened response time. Even if a thief wants to cut the power before breaking in, they’ll be sorely disappointed. Modern wireless alarm systems have a back-up battery that lasts 24 hours.

Protect America offers affordable security solutions customizable to every home. Call 888-951-5136 to speak with a Protect America home security expert about an interactive wireless alarm system.