Smart Safety tips




1. Home Security
During the holidays, you’re likely to have guests coming and going from your home for get-togethers. Be sure all entrances and exits including doors, windows and sliding glass doors are locked before and after guests depart to help keep your family, home and valuables secure. If locks are damaged and/or missing get them replaced before you travel if you’re traveling out of town. Arrange for a neighbor or family member you trust to keep an eye on your home while you’re away. Store a spare key in a key safe, for easy access by authorized visitors. Stop your mail and newspaper delivery, and consider setting some interior and exterior lights on timers and make sure your walk way and home have motion sensitive lights to scare off anyone trying to intrude.


2. Traveling Safely
Whether you’re planning a road trip or flight or cruise, be sure to take all the proper safety precautions. If driving to your destination, check tire pressure before you leave for optimal handling and traction and consider having your car inspected by your mechanic for added safety. Make sure you have a safety kit under the driver’s seat in case you get stuck. Check weather forecasts and road conditions before heading out for safe driving conditions. Remember to have an extra key made and a magnetic Hide-a-Key so you’re not stuck without a way into your car.


3. Smart Decorating
When decorating the home to reflect your festive mood, check lights for frayed wires and loose or broken plugs and missing bulbs. Check the instructions from the manufacturers’ for the maximum number of light strands that can be safety strung together, and don’t exceed that maximum to minimize risk of a short circuit or electrical fire. Keep any trees or plants away from fireplaces and candles. If you have pets, take time to place any decorations out of their reach, preventing them from trying to eat them or causing damage to the house.


4. Smart shopping
To stay safe while enjoying a hectic holiday shopping trip to the local department store or shopping center, be aware of your surroundings, Park in well-lit areas, avoiding spaces next to large vehicles that can block the line of sight to your car if possible and keep purchased gifts out of sight in the trunk of your car or under a blanket. When ordering gifts online, never use a credit card on a shared network, always make sure your network is safe and no one else is linked to it. Before placing an order make sure that the URL starts with HTTPS the S indicates that it is a secure page.


Create more secure user names and passwords for all of your on-line accounts using A lot of combinations consisting of letters and numbers for each to avoid a security breach, Have your online orders shipped to your office or P.O Box so the delivery driver won’t have to leave them out in the open on your front porch. When storing gifts at home, be sure to think sneaky about your hiding spot to keep peeping family members from getting a sneak peek at their presents and spoiling their surprises.


5. Use Caution with Fire
While it’s easy to get distracted when you’re hosting a party, never leave your stove unattended to while you are cooking. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of home fires in the U.S. If you plan to light a fire, remove all greens, boughs, papers and decorations from your fireplace and make sure that the damper is open. Never burn wrapping paper or newspaper in a fireplace it ignites suddenly and burns intensely and can cause a fire.
Keep safe this holiday season.
From Action Lock and Safe

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