The holiday season would soon be here, so it makes sense to start thinking how to keep your hope while on holiday. A good number of break-ins happen when the property is empty. Which is why we have to take our home security very seriously.
I am currently working on a campaign with www.dpp-law.com on tips on burglary and keeping our home safe while on vacation. Here are my 5 top home safety tips.
Check your home insurance
It is shocking to find that many people still do not have home insurance. Before going on holiday, you need to make sure you have a home insurance policy that covers your needs and the event your home is broken into while you are on vacation. It may also be wise to have an alarm system in your home as some providers offer lower insurance premiums if you have one installed. Verisure Smart Alarms is one security company to look into as the brand offers different types of security systems to suit your home.
Leave your house looking occupied
You should mow the lawn before you go away on holiday if you need to. Leave your curtains and blinds half-opened. Having a car in the driveway is a great idea if possible. Also, ensure you cancel any regular deliveries like the milk or newspapers.
Keep your valuables safe
If you have to keep anything of value in the house, like money or expensive jewellery, you need to keep them in a place no one would think of checking. Don’t leave valuables lying around and make sure anything you do leave cannot be seen from outside the house.
Don’t tell the world you are going on holiday
I tell only few selected people about my holidays before I go. Sharing actual dates of holidays and how long you will be away for is a no-no. This is the easiest way to invite burglars into your home while you are on holiday.
Try not to post pictures on social media from your holiday destination
Now I know this is a tough one for bloggers, especially travel bloggers. But it is important we don’t advertise the fact that our home is vacant and that is what posting holiday pictures while on holiday does. Social media platforms are like windows into our lives, so we have to be smart. If you must share holiday snaps on social media while on vacation, ensure your security game is tight and only a selected group of people can view your photos.
How do you keep your home safe while on holiday? Please share your tips in the comments section.
Have a great day.