Holiday Season Crime

As the holiday season approaches, we encourage you to take precautions to keep your home and family safe during this celebratory time of year.  Unfortunately, crime rates increase around the holidays, and it’s important to take steps to protect your home.

Holiday Crime Statistics 

Every year local news outlets report police concerns about holidays bringing a spike in crime. Police often advise taking precautions to protect your property during this time and provide other holiday crime prevention tips. We looked through Dallas Open Data to see if Dallas typically experiences a spike in crime over the holidays.

We found that the summer months typically see fewer burglaries, robberies and theft, but around October these activities see a large spike. Protecting your home during this vulnerable time is important to protect your family and home, and a 24/7 monitoring system helps to accomplish this.

Holiday Home Security Tips

Our team of security professionals has put together our top holiday home security tips for you and your family.

  1. Keep your presents away from the windows.
  2. Lock up your valuables.
  3. Be aware of your trash – empty boxes for new TVs & expensive gifts are a giveaway that you have valuables inside.
  4. Utilize your home security app while you’re away from the house. Burglaries do occur during the day when no one is home, so take advantage of your home security app to monitor the doorbell and video surveillance.
  5. Call your BAT security specialist with any questions.