Home Security for the Holidays

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home security compromised by burglar
home security compromised by burglar

The bags are packed. The kids are strapped safely in their car seats. The house is locked up tight--or is it?

If you're rushing to get out for the holidays, you may be overlooking one important step: home security. The holiday season is also prime time for break-ins. And it's not just burglars you need to protect against. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, more home fires are reported during the holiday period than at any other time of year.

So before you head out, take a few extra steps to keep your home and property secure. After all, your house isn't just your biggest investment--it's where your family lives.