How to Keep Your Home Safe While On Holiday
To guarantee your peace of mind while away, it’s important to…
Did you know that a large number of burglaries occur through an unsecured window or door!
When planning a trip abroad, you should make sure that all of your external doors and windows are properly secured and that no valuable belongings are visible. It’s also a good idea to to put garden furniture, bicycles or children’s outdoor toys under lock and key too.
To deter burglars from targeting your home, install and ensure that a monitored alarm system is fully operational while you are away on your holidays. We recommend that you purchase home surveillance equipment and kit your home out with security cameras and monitors that can be managed easily from your smart phone.
It is wise to always ask someone close to look after your home while you’re away enjoying the sun. Nominate a relative, trusted friend or neighbour as a key holder to keep a close eye on your property while you are away relaxing!
SSShhhhhh on Social Media
Posting messages such as “Two more weeks of this! #NeverComingHome” may lead to trouble and the risk of you coming home to an empty house. Stop and think before you post so that you are not inadvertently posting your holiday dates and encouraging burglars to come prowling, you never can be too sure who can see your posts.
In the rush to get ready for a holiday, you might forget to do some things. Make sure before you leave to cancel any regular deliveries or post or make sure that they will be picked up by your trusted key holder. This might seem obvious but can be forgotten during the excitement of packing your bags!
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