5 Tips to Boost Your Home's Security During the Holidays

Feel safer at home or away this holiday season.

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, home crimes can increase by 11 percent during the winter holidays, but that shouldn’t deter you from having a happy season – whether you’re celebrating at home or across the country. From quick fixes to integrated home security systems, there are many ways to add security to your home in time for the holidays. Start with these 5 suggestions.

Install Motion-Sensor Lights
Deter potential break-ins and light up the night with this simple way to increase your home’s security. These LED motion-activated lights are solar-powered and require no hardwiring. 

Upgrade to Multipoint Locks
It takes more force to break through Pella’s multipoint lock than through a standard lock. Unlike a deadbolt, multipoint locks secure your entry and patio doors at the top, middle and bottom for added security.

White kitchen with gray countertops is brightened by white wood windows and a sliding patio door.

Pella 450 Series® Wood Awning Window and Architect Series® Sliding Patio Door with Pella® Insynctive® Technology

Insert Bars in Sliding Patio Doors
To better protect your first floor, place a security bar at the bottom of the fixed panel of your sliding patio door. If your lock is compromised during an attempted break-in, this provides an extra layer of protection to deter burglars.

Integrate Pella® Insynctive® Technology
Pella windows and doors with Insynctive technology allow you to monitor your home’s openings, so you know at a glance whether your windows and doors are open or closed, and whether your doors are locked or unlocked.

Connect to Home Security System
A professionally monitored home security system is one of the best ways to keep an eye on your home. Connect your smart home products like Pella windows and doors integrated with Insynctive technology to your home security system for a complete custom solution.

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A self-proclaimed Social Media Geek and DIY aficionado, Nicolle is a member of the Pella Marketing team, focused on content creation and curation. In her free time she can be found pillaging thrift shops for furniture projects, attempting to rationalize with her 4 year old daughter, and editing her husband’s honey-do list.