The holidays are full of family, fun, good food and for a lot of Windsong Ranch residents, travel! While traveling across the state or country can be exciting, leaving your home behind for extended periods of time can weigh heavy on your mind.
Although we know our master-planned community is a safe one, during the holidays it’s important to remember that you should take steps to protect your home from a potential burglary while you’re gone.
We have compiled a list of Do’s and Don’ts to consider this holiday season when away from your Prosper, TX home:
Examine your house from the street and make sure no valuables, such as expensive artwork or electronics, are visible from the street.
Unplug the power to your automatic garage door to keep thieves from opening it with a universal remote.
Make it appear you’re home: use timers on lights, radios and televisions.
Keep the perimeter of your home well-lit.
Consider installing a home security system and make to set it when you’re away. Recent studies have shown that homes without a working home security system are 300% more likely to experience a theft.
Ask a trusted Windsong Ranch neighbor to put your trash containers out for pick-up day and back again when they’re empty.
Ask that same neighbor to park their car in your driveway occasionally to give your home a more lived-in look.
Post details of your vacation for everyone to see online. Wow them with your vacation photos after you return instead!
Hide a key outdoors for any reason. If thieves know you’re away, they’ll search every potential hiding place.
Leave clues that you are away, ask your trusted neighbor to pick up your newspaper and mail.
These are just some tips to consider if you and your family are leaving Windsong Ranch or Prosper, TX this holiday season! Be safe Windsong Ranch residents!