Worried about leaving your home unattended while you’re on holiday?
This guide will show you how to make your house safe and secure.
Going on holiday is supposed to be a time of relaxation and fun, but it can be hard to fully enjoy yourself if you’re worried about the safety of your home. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to make your house more secure while you’re away.
From securing your doors and windows to enlisting the help of trusted neighbours, this guide will help you ensure that your home stays safe and sound while you’re on holiday.
One of the most effective ways to secure your home while you’re away on holiday is to install a home security system. These systems can include cameras, motion sensors, and alarms that will alert you and the authorities if someone tries to break in. Many modern security systems can be controlled remotely through a smartphone app, so you can keep an eye on your home even when you’re miles away. Some systems even offer professional monitoring services, which means that a team of security experts will be watching your home 24/7.
One simple way to make it look like someone is still home while you’re away is to use timers for your lights and electronics. Set timers for your indoor and outdoor lights to turn on and off at different times throughout the day and night. This will give the impression that someone is moving around the house and can deter potential burglars. You can also use timers for your TV or radio to create background noise and make it seem like someone is watching or listening to something.
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Another way to make it clear that no one is home is to stop mail and newspaper deliveries. A pile of newspapers or an overflowing mailbox is a clear sign that no one is around to collect them. You can either ask a trusted neighbor to collect your mail and newspapers for you or contact your local post office and newspaper delivery service to temporarily stop deliveries until you return. This will not only make your home look occupied but also prevent important documents from piling up and potentially getting lost or stolen.
One of the best ways to secure your home while you’re away on holiday is to ask a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property. They can check on your home regularly, pick up any packages left at your doorstep, and report any suspicious activity to the authorities. You can also give them a spare key to your home in case of an emergency. Make sure to thank them for their help and offer to return the favour when they go on holiday.
While it may be tempting to share your exciting holiday plans on social media, it’s important to remember that this can also alert potential burglars that your home will be unoccupied. Instead, wait until after your trip to post photos and updates. You can also adjust your privacy settings to ensure that only trusted friends and family can see your posts. Additionally, avoid posting your exact location or check-ins while on holiday.