Monday, November 2, 2015

How to Keep the Holiday Season from Becoming Crime Season

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us: the holiday season. With Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa right around the corner, people are starting to feel the holiday cheer. And where there is cheer, there are presents.  It is the season of giving, and people all over are shopping their hearts out. Homes become filled with mountains of gifts and many more are still on their way after lengthy online shopping sprees. You may think nothing of the constant trips to and fro the car with boxes and bags in your arms, and don’t hesitate to have package after package delivered to your door. Meanwhile, a potential criminal sees all your actions as the perfect recipe for his next crime spree. We here at American Best Locksmith want to help you ensure that your holiday season doesn’t turn into crime season.  

While most people see the holiday season as a time to give, there are unfortunately some people who see it as an opportunity to take. During the holidays people become so caught up in decorating and shopping that they forget to use common sense as well as observe their environment.  Many people order a good amount of their gifts online and get them shipped directly to their home. It is not always guaranteed that someone will be home when a package is delivered, which can leave them outside and vulnerable to the elements as well as thieves. Luckily a new device called the iBin is now available to consumers in the United States via an ecommerce website known as LT Distributing, and will be changing the security of online shopping entirely.

iBin is a re-lockable, weatherproof delivery drop box that protects packages not only from the
elements, but from thieves as well. The owner creates an access code on the keypad lock and then provides that code to any couriers or delivery companies such as FedEx, UPS, USPS, Amazon, etc.. The delivery person simply enters the code on iBin and then places the package inside, scans a bar code within the iBin for delivery records, then the package will safely await the owner’s arrival. The iBin is ideal for any home and business owner because it really does provide a secure place for packages to be either delivered or picked up. In addition to that, homeowners can ensure the safety of their holiday gifts as well as themselves by having a residential locksmith technician come to their home.

A residential locksmith can come to your home at any time that is convenient for you to make sure your holiday home security is up to date. Criminals are always finding new ways to wiggle past security features on a home, but by having one of our local locksmiths out to your residence they can tell you everything that they can do to help make your home more secure as well as provide you with the service that same day. Whether you just want new locks installed, a safe enhanced, or even security cameras installed, there is no job too small or too great for us at American Best Locksmith.

We understand that the holiday season can be a bit hectic and that everyone gets caught up in the holiday spirit, but we urge homeowners to be cautious and aware of their surroundings. If you have large, expensive gifts to bring into your home try doing so during the night with someone to accompany you to avoid prying eyes, or even cover objects with a blanket when transporting them. It is unfortunate that thieves lurk even during the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s unavoidable. Thanks to products like the iBin, some of your holiday shopping experience should be easier now, and you can always count on a certified locksmith technician to assist you with any home security needs. Please call us at (877) 340-3344 to have a technician on their way to you right away or to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you, and keeping your home, family, and holiday spirit safe and secure.

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