During the holidays, nearly every major retailer offers great savings on big-ticket electronics such as flat-screen televisions, laptops, smartphones, Blu-Ray players, and video game consoles. Whether it's a gift from a loved one, or a splurge for yourself or your own family, new electronic devices are a fun addition to your home or apartment. However, when you're bringing home new electronics such as TVs or video game consoles, be smart and consider these three helpful tips to protect your new devices.
Have Flat-Screen Televisions Professionally Mounted
Flat-screen televisions are one of the more popular purchases during the holidays as prices often drop significantly during the shopping season. However, some owners attempt to mount and install their own flat-screen televisions on the wall or above their mantle, often with disastrous results to their TV and walls. Alternatively, some new televisions are placed precariously on unstable TV stands or within reach of young children, putting these children at risk for major injury or even death from falling TVs. Professional mounting companies can ensure new televisions are properly placed for optimal functionality, stability and safety.
Don't Advertise Your New Electronics On Trash Day
One common way burglars identify potential homes or apartments to target is by watching the trash piles after the holidays, when they can often spot large electronic boxes out on the curb for trash pickup. Avoid placing large television boxes, laptop boxes, or video game console boxes outside for curbside trash pickup. Instead, break down large boxes as much as possible and dispose of them in black garbage bags, or take them to a large dumpster designated for paper and cardboard recycling.
Protect Your Valuables With Insurance
Protect the value of your new electronics by insuring their value as part of your Homeowners Policy. This protects their value against losses causes by theft, fire, vandalism or other property damage. Protecting your losses with a quality Homeowners Insurance policy provides peace of mind, as well as the ability to quickly recover the value of these costly assets.
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