Keep Safe this Holiday Season

November 29, 2023 by jngijamaica

Christmas is a joyous occasion, a time when homes are adorned with festive decorations and where loved ones gather to celebrate. However, amidst the merriment, it’s essential to recognise that the holiday season also presents an elevated risk to properties. Burglaries and mishaps often tend to mar these joyful times; therefore, the security of your home should be a matter of paramount importance.

During this season of merriment, we, at JN General Insurance, want to ensure that the celebrations remain undisturbed and the cherished moments with loved ones are free from worry.

Here are some tips to keep you, your family and your property safe during this festive season:

Secure Your Home

  • Before leaving home or heading to bed, double-check that all windows and doors are securely locked to deter intruders.
  • Consider investing in a home security system which offers features such as motion detectors, surveillance cameras, and 24/7 monitoring .
  • If you are away, use timers for your indoor and outdoor lights and leave a radio or TV on. This gives the impression that someone is home, reducing the risk of burglary. Similarly, adequate outdoor lighting can deter intruders.
  • Keep valuables such as laptops, cellphone jewellery and cash out of sight.
  • As children will be home for the holidays, emphasise that they should not allow anyone inside
  • Inform trusted neighbours or friends when you are going to be away for an extended time and ask them to keep an eye on your property.

Decorate with Safety in Mind

  • Before hanging up your holiday lights, inspect them for frayed wires or damaged sockets. Replace any damaged lights to avoid electrical fires. Be cautious not to overload electrical circuits when plugging in your Christmas lights. Use surge protectors and follow manufacturer guidelines for safe use.
  • If you enjoy the ambiance of candles, opt for flameless ones to avoid the risk of a fire hazard. If regular candles are used, place them in a sturdy, non-flammable holders. Never leave burning candles unattended, especially if you have pets and children.

Extra Protection

One of the most crucial safety measures this holiday season, is to ensure you have an up-to-date insurance policy. This precautionary measure offers a reassuring layer of protection in the event of a mishap or burglary, your financial well-being remains secure. Get a quote online.


Taking these precautions and being vigilant can go a far way in ensuring that you enjoy the Christmas festivities. A safe and secure home is the best gift you can give to your family during this holiday season.

We wish you and your loved ones a happy and safe holiday.