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How To Protect Your Home When On Holiday 

How to protect your home when on holiday

When planning a holiday, you should consider how to protect your home when you are away. Taking the time and effort to secure your property can help protect you from burglary, being vandalised or other damage being caused while you’re away. Even if leaving your house unattended for a short time, taking steps such as setting up timers on lights, investing in security systems and making sure all doors and windows are adequately secured may make all the difference between coming back to a safe and secure home – or not. With proper measures, you can know that your home will remain safe during your absence. In this blog, we will look at how to protect your property when on holiday.

Make Your Home Appear Occupied

When preparing to go away for a holiday, it is essential to make your home look occupied even when you are not there to deter burglars. Setting timers for your interior lighting and electronics to turn on at specific times of the day is an excellent deterrent method. Stop your mail and other deliveries during your absence, or have a neighbour pick up any gathered mail. Ask a neighbour or family member to park their car in your driveway. If they do this occasionally, it will appear that someone is coming and going from the house. These precautions may seem like small steps, but they can greatly protect your home when you’re away.

Secure Your Doors and Windows

One of the first steps to take would be to secure all your doors and windows by checking for broken or faulty locks. If you notice any problems you should think about getting a locksmith to fix them. It’s also wise to double-check to ensure all windows and doors are securely closed before you leave. Additionally, consider adding extra security on some of your outside-facing doors, such as a secondary lock or bolts. Investing a few minutes into strengthening the security of your home can give you additional comfort while you’re on holiday!

Protect Your Valuables

Protecting your valuables when you go away on holiday should always cross your mind. Lock up essential items in a safe, secure location or even hide them in an unexpected place. Remove any expensive items from plain sight and store them somewhere safe. It is also wise to secure vital documents in a safe place – a fireproof box or filing cabinet if you have one – or even invest in a safety deposit box. When it comes to keeping your home and belongings safe while you’re away, prevention is the key – make sure that nothing of value is accessible to potential thieves and not visible if a potential burglar was to look through your windows.

Notify The People You Trust

Notifying trusted parties like neighbours, friends or family members before you go away is a great way to keep your home secure while you’re gone. Make sure you provide emergency contact details if it should become necessary. This will ensure that any potential situations can be taken care of promptly and efficiently while you are away, in the unlikely event something unexpected should occur.

Utilise Technology

Utilising technology to protect your home when on holiday is a smart move. Investing in a good security system can serve as an extra set of eyes while you are away, detecting potential burglaries or intrusions. Smart sensors and cameras around the house are also major contributors in providing additional coverage for your home and monitoring any unusual activity, such as Ring doorbells.

With modern-day tech such as automated locks, lighting systems that can be controlled from another location and even thermostats that you can adjust remotely, it’s easier than ever to keep your home safe. Lastly, it pays off to invest in a service that would regularly report the condition of your home while you’re away; this will ensure there isn’t any suspicious behaviour going on around your property while you’re not there. With these measures taken into account, you’ll have one less thing to worry about while on holiday.

Take Action

Taking the necessary steps to protect your home when away on holiday is important. Taking the time to make your property secure should always be part of holiday planning. To ensure maximum home security, set up timers for lights and electronics and have them turn on and off periodically throughout the day. Additionally, stop mail delivery or have a neighbour collect them, ask someone to park their car in your driveway occasionally, and even hide valuable items in unexpected places.

Furthermore, check for any broken or faulty locks on doors or windows, if so get them fixed, and invest in a sound security system with sensors and cameras; these measures will make it difficult for potential burglars to gain access to your property. Lastly, notify trusted parties of your absence and provide emergency contact details if something unexpected occurs. By taking these precautions, you can be rest assured that your home is safe while you’re away so that you can enjoy a stress-free holiday!

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