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Holiday Home Safety Tips

With the summer holiday season just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how to protect your home while you’re away. Taking a few simple steps can make a world of difference and give you peace of mind over your break. Here are some tips for keeping your home secure.

Have a Friend Drop By

Ask a Trusted Neighbor or Friend to Check In!

Enlisting the help of someone you trust can be invaluable when it comes to protecting your home from potential intruders. Have a friend or neighbor come by and collect any mail that’s been delivered, water plants, and put out the bins on bin night. It’s also worth considering finding someone to house sit if you’re going away for an extended period.

Set the Timers

Use Automated Devices to Create An Illusion of Occupancy!

Using automated devices such as radios and lights connected with timers is a great way to create an illusion of occupancy when you’re away. Find timers that offer random intervals so that they switch on and off at different times throughout the day and night, mimicking regular human activity in the home.

Watch What You Post

Avoid Sharing Too Much Info About Your Holiday On Social Media!

It’s always exciting telling friends and family about your holidays, but be careful not to share too much about them on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Letting potential intruders know that there’s no one at home is a surefire way to invite trouble! Instead, wait until you’re back safely before sharing all about your amazing trip away.

Put The Tools Away

Secure Any Ladders Or Tools That May Be Outside!

Make sure any ladders or tools are securely locked away in sheds before you leave for your holiday, as these items can provide easy entry points into the property for opportunistic thieves. Invest in locks for all doors and windows before leaving too, replacing any that are unreliable or worn out.

Invest In Your Security

Install Cameras And Monitored Systems For Maximum Protection!

If you want maximum protection while you’re away from home this summer holiday season then investing in security cameras is well worth considering. Monitored systems that pick up movement around the property will send notifications straight to your phone if any suspicious activity is detected – giving both yourself and neighbors peace of mind while you’re enjoying time off together among family or friends!