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How to keep your home safe whilst on holiday

Posted on Mon 30 Jul 2018 by Anu Joshi
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It’s that time of year already, the summer holiday season has officially begun. Many families are now looking to jet off to explore different places and take that well deserved break. How can you keep your house safe whilst away?

Here’s our 5 tips on how to keep your house safe whilst you are away:

  • Don’t leave your house looking unoccupied

This is probably the easiest mistake to make, there’s nothing worse than advertising that your home is empty. A good tip is to leave the curtains and blinds open, as keeping them closed during the day is a dead giveaway and it will be noticed!

  • Social Media 

Whilst on holiday, you will probably share a lot of photos or tag yourself in to places on holiday. Make sure you check your privacy settings on Facebook, as you don’t know who is viewing this information as you are basically telling the world that your house is empty!

  • Neighbourly Love

If your neighbour wouldn’t mind keeping a general look out over your home and removing any post that may be stuffed in the letterbox, as this is a tell-tale sign that nobody is there to remove it. You could also ask your neighbour to park a car on your drive so it looks like somebody is home.

  • Check your Buildings & Contents Insurance

It’s important to check your cover if you plan to go away for a long period of time, as sometimes your insurance won’t cover the house whilst it’s empty for a long period of time.

  • Smart Home Lighting

Avoid leaving a light on when you leave as through the day, it’s another tell-tale sign that nobody is home. Smart Home technology has developed further recently with the ability to control your lighting and CCTV cameras from your mobile phone. This new feature is brilliant in putting a light on in the hall and switching it off a night time all from the side of the pool!

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