While the holidays are advertised as the most wonderful time of the year, the data shows us something quite different. From kitchen fires to porch pirates, there is a sharp rise in the number of accidents and thefts that occur during the November and December time frame.
Studies have shown that searches on package theft actually rise during the holiday season, and that at least 36% of homeowners have been a victim of porch pirates in years past. And when it comes to accidents, homeowners don’t get off scot-free either. From electrical backfires to slippery ladders, there are at least 200 decor-related injuries that occur every single day throughout the holiday season.
So how can homeowners help prevent these accidents and keep their homes (and loved ones) safe? The answer is actually surprisingly simple. There have been many smart home devices to hit the market in recent years that were made to help solve these problems. To see just what devices are worth the money — and how they’ll help prevent these dreaded holiday hazards — check out the infographic below from Hippo insurance.