Three safety tips for Valentine’s Day…and a little fun

Many couples spend Valentine’s Day out of their homes enjoying a romantic date. It’s not a secret. We all know it, and burglars know it too. We’d like to share three tips to keep your home and property safe while you focus on the ones you love.

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Many couples spend Valentine’s Day out of their homes enjoying a romantic date. It’s not a secret. We all know it, and burglars know it too. We’d like to share three tips to keep your home and property safe while you focus on the ones you love.

  • Go ahead and take that selfie with your date, but wait until you are home to share it on social media. Posting while you’re out lets other know that you are away from home and gives burglars a green light to head in.
  • Make sure vehicles that are parked in your driveway are locked. There has been a recent increase in vehicle break-ins. Thieves look for easy access and take money and electronics from vehicles that are left unlocked.
  • Leave a few lights on. Burglars are most likely to break into a home when no one is there, and leaving a few lights on gives the appearance that someone is.

These are three simple steps that can help divert intruders and keep your property safe.

In addition to traditional home security systems, WH Security offers interactive services that allow you to use your smart phone to control your home’s lights and thermostat, lock doors and view footage from your security cameras in real time. Give us a call today at 763.477.3664 to learn how we can build a system for the way you live.

Now for some Valentine’s Day fun! Did you know:

  • On Valentine`s Day, there are at least 36 million heart-shape boxes of chocolates sold.
  • There are about 8 billion candy hearts made each year.
  • The phrase to “wear your heart on your sleeve” has historical meaning. In the middle ages young people would draw the name of their valentine from a bowl. They had to wear the name on their sleeve for one week.
  • Cupid is the son of Venus. Venus was the mythical god of beauty and love.
  • More than 9 million people buy their pets a gift on Valentine’s Day.

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