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Keep Your Christmas Decorations from Getting Stolen with These 5 Security Tips

Keep Your Christmas Decorations from Getting Stolen with These 5 Security Tips

keep-your-christmas-decorations-from-getting-stolen-with-these-5-security-tipsHaving your decorations stolen is one of the worst things that can happen at this lovely time of the year, not to mention that it can spoil your holiday spirit. Therefore, you need to start planning about securing your favorite decorations the moment you pick them out. Fortunately, there are many cost-effective ways to protect the decorations from getting stolen.

Following are 5 security tips that will help you keep your Christmas decorations from getting stolen:

1. Put the Expensive Christmas Lights on the Roof

The small and inexpensive Christmas lights are not a primary target for thieves, but expensive and large ones could be. In order to secure them from being stolen, it is recommended that you place them on the roof and ensure that all the paths that can be used to access them are safely locked. While thieves may try to climb up to steal them, it won’t be easy considering that the area will be well-lit and those lights will be seen by more people.

2. Chain Your Decorations Down

Securing your decorations with a lightweight chain and padlock will certainly help you keep them safe from getting stolen. Hanging decorations can be easily chained. All you need to do is loop a piece of heavy gauge wire or lightweight chain around the hangers of ornaments. Hang as you typically would, snaking the wire or chain from the hanger to the decoration on which you are hanging it. While there’s a possibility that a thief can still steal them by using a pair of bolt cutters, it won’t be easy for him as he will have to go through a serious hassle. Furthermore, the process will also make a lot of noise which will alert you and your neighbors.

3. Install Anti-Theft Devices

Installing a home security system is a recommended option and not just specifically for Christmas because they provide needed security all year round. If you don’t want to spend too much on installing a home security system, then it is recommended to attach anti-theft sensors to your Christmas decorations. The sensor will give off a loud alarm if the decoration is jostled by a thief trying to carry it away.

4. Use Padlocks to Hook Larger Ornaments to Nearby Structures

If you have large decorations, then it would be a good idea to chain them to a nearby secure object and attach a padlock through the end links of the chain to secure them. Position your outdoor Christmas ornaments so that they are near big trees, light posts, porch railings, fences, or other secure objects. Take the help of a professional locksmith to ensure optimal security.

5. Remove Decorations Before New Year’s Eve

The chances of your Christmas decorations being stolen during new year’s eve are much higher. Therefore, it is recommended that you set a reminder for yourself to take down your valuable ornaments before the celebrations start that evening. Doing this may significantly reduce their chances of being stolen.

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