A lot of people love to get into the swing of Christmas and do so by decorating the outdoors of their home. Some people have outdoor decor that they have had for many years, and it may not have a big monetary value attached to it but it has gained a sentimental value and having it stolen is not something that one wants to consider.
You may be wondering would a thief stoop so low or take the chance of stealing items such as outdoor decor? Well you may find the answer in part to this question with what we wrote in our article that Toronto Thieves Will Steal Just About Anything.
The standard outdoor decorations may not become a coveted target of a thief, but there are many people who pay a lot of money for some of these outdoor items, and they are often unique and this in itself could draw the wrong type of attention.
Now there is no way that the mere thought of someone stealing your outdoors festive decor should stop you from enjoying the pleasure that Christmas decorating brings to you and others. What is should do though is alert you to making sure that in general you have good security measures in place.
There is no doubt that you have plenty of other belongings perhaps outdoors just as well as indoors that would appeal to a crook.
If you have proper exterior security in place already then there is not likely any need to be concerned about taking extra protective measures.
We have often talked about making sure that your windows are not obscured with shrubs. This is so they don’t provide cover for thieves who may be trying to break in this way. It also serves as a great way for you to keep an eye on your exterior christmas decor and lets you enjoy a few view of it as well.
Other security measures like your exterior lighting and ideally your motion lighting is an additional bonus at this time of year. It only comes on when it detects movement so you don’t have to leave it constantly on where it could detract from your festive lighting.
Be sure to check out our festive season security tips and hints that may give you some additional ideas of how you can further protection your home and family during the holiday season.