The holidays should be a time of festive family gatherings and peaceful reflection. For many families in Greenville, SC, the 2020 holiday season will be more poignant than ever, as we begin to emerge from social distancing orders and isolation in the wake of COVID-19. We’ll be more thankful than ever to hug our friends and loved ones. Still, 2020 was a challenging year for many folks in South Carolina. And those difficulties translate into risks for Greenville area homeowners and property owners.
Protect Your Family This Holiday Season
Let’s not beat around the bush. Greenville has a problem with both violent crime and property crimes during any season. Neighborhoodscout.com says there are about 269 assaults in Greenville every year. There are also robberies, burglaries, rapes, and murders.
And it’s no secret that every holiday season brings a bump in property crimes. It brings increased danger to your personal safety — and that of your family — from criminals who prey on distracted, soft targets such as:
- people out shopping with zero situational awareness.
- individuals practicing poor home personal security habits, which leaves them susceptible to burglary.
And we expect the 2020 holiday season to be more crime-ridden than usual.
The Holidays Should Be a Time For Caution in Greenville
Unemployment claims in South Carolina quadrupled during the pandemic, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some families are struggling with alcoholism and drug addiction, which leads to poor decision-making and crime. Other families have been crippled financially but still face the same holiday pressures of providing gifts and elegant, expensive meals.
At ProTec Security Systems, we’ve been helping our Greenville neighbors stay safe and protect their property for decades with quality home security systems. We know you’re looking forward to a meaningful holiday season in 2020. If you’d like to learn how to make it safe, contact us.