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Monday, December 2, 2013 - 11:17pm
El Paso TX (KDBC) — The hustle and bustle of the holidays is distracting and sometimes we all just need a little reminder about some of those safety tips that might seem obvious.
El Paso Police say lights, both inside and outside your home are the most effective and least expensive way to protect against intruders.
Remember to shut and lock the door, that includes garage doors too.
It can be easy to forget with an armful of goodies. If you like to keep your Christmas tree in plain view of the street, be cautious about what you put underneath it.
"Just like when you go shopping, we ask that your secure your packages in the trunk or out of sight," said El Paso Police Officer Darrel Petry. Same thing during the Christmas holidays, when you put packages under the tree. You want to make sure you keep those covered or keep them out of sight".
Officer Petry also recommends making sure your doors and windows aren't blocked by foliage or shrubbery.