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What Precautionary Measures Can I Take to Ensure My Outdoor Lights Will Not Be Stolen?
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seems that the grinch has been out and in full service during the
past several holiday seasons. And he’s got a large group of
followers around the country. Theft and vandalism of holiday décor
and lights has been on the rise in neighborhoods across the United
States. After spending hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on
Christmas decorations, it can come as a shock to residents to have
their decorations stolen and destroyed. And for what purpose other
than sheer thrills? There really is no obvious reason. These decorations,
while expensive initially, do not have a high resell value. With
all of the damage that has been done, many cheerful holiday decorators
may ask themselves if it is worth it to decorate and if so, “What
precautionary measures can I take to ensure my outdoor lights will
not be stolen?”
The good news is that there are some things that you can do to
help protect your prized décor and holiday lights. Perhaps
the easiest of which, is to place them closer to your home. The
closer vandals and thieves have to go to your home the less likely
they will be to risk getting caught. Don’t place decorations
close to the sidewalk where they are easy to grab quickly without
much disturbance. You may also want to forego placing lights on
trees, plants and shrubs. These are very easy to take down quickly.
Instead put all of your Christmas lights out of reach, where a ladder
is needed to obtain them. If you can secure the decorations in any
way, you should consider doing so.
Police also recommend turning off your holiday lights during the
overnight hours. This will reduce the attraction of would-be vandals
and thieves. If you turn on an outdoor porch light, however, this
can serve to further thwart any efforts to destroy your property.
These holiday crooks do not want to get caught. They will put their
efforts into an easy target before taking their chances on a well
The good-old neighborhood watch can also serve to deter crime on
your block. When neighbors watch out for each other, vandals and
thieves quickly learn to avoid the neighborhood. If you see anything
suspicious, you should report it. It may not seem like a serious
crime, but it can really deflate the spirits of those that are affected
by these senseless crimes.
Even with these heartless crimes on the rise, you don’t have
to give up your holiday decorating traditions. You can still enjoy
the holiday cheer by taking some simple precautions. These simple
precautionary measures will help to ensure that your outdoor lights
are not stolen and will allow you to celebrate the holiday season
with all of the festivity that you are accustomed to.
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but those few can be time-consuming and irritating, as anyone who
has ever done so knows.
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