As the holiday season approaches, many people have begun making purchases for family and friends. Unfortunately, as holiday shopping increases, so does the number of thefts and burglaries across the Houston area. In today's blog post, we look at three ways shoppers can prevent becoming victims of holiday theft, and protect their purchases as well as their property.
Have Purchases Delivered To Your Office
Millions of shoppers buy their holiday gifts from online retailers, but many take the risk of having their packages delivered to their front door when someone might not be home to quickly retrieve them. A safer alternative is to have all online purchases delivered to your office. This can help ensure that gifts are not get stolen by thieves driving by your home or following a delivery truck. This also reduces the risk of packages becoming damaged or broken by rushed delivery drivers, inclement weather, or pets.
Install Video Cameras or Security Systems
Protect your property by installing video cameras or security systems to catch thieves. The most common type of theft around the holiday season comes from individuals who steal packages from front doors, and video cameras can help identify these thieves to assist law enforcement. In addition, some thieves will target large holiday décor that they can quickly throw inside their vehicles, while others will burglarize homes with Christmas trees and gifts prominently displayed in front windows. Video cameras and security systems can help deter thieves and protect homes and other valuable property.
Keep Shopping Bags In The Trunk
If you're making purchases at multiple retail stores, be sure to place shopping bags and purchases securely in your trunk. Some thieves target vehicles at malls and retail centers with shopping bags left in plain sight. It is not enough to simply tuck shopping bags or purchases under a coat or on the floorboard. In order to best prevent vehicle break-ins and protect purchases, items should be locked up in the trunk or kept with you if possible.
A burglary or theft can ruin the holiday season for individuals and families, but a few proactive steps can help protect purchases and property from criminals. Aegis Insurance & Financial Services is also committed to protecting individuals and families with quality, reliable, and affordable insurance solutions. Aegis offers a full range of insurance policies to protect property and assets, including Homeowners Insurance, Renters Insurance, Auto Insurance, Motorcycle Insurance, and RV Insurance. Contact Aegis today at 713-850-7622 for more information, or go online for a free quote.