You’re excited; you’ve planned your holiday and it’s fast approaching. The last thing you want to be doing, however, is stressing about security when you should be lying on a beach or hiking on a mountain. If you’re heading out of town for the holidays, these tips can help to keep your home and possessions safe.
- SECURITY SYSTEM
The best way to protect your home is with an alarm system and with technology today, you can even monitor your home from your smartphone. It’s also reassuring to know that your security company is only a few minutes away should the alarm go off. Don’t forget to inform them of your holiday dates.
- SOCIAL MEDIA
Even though you can’t wait to be in Bali, don’t advertise your holiday news on social media. You never know what information people can find out about your on public platforms.
Want the reassurance of knowing that someone is “living” at your home while you’re away? Organise a house-sitter who you trust or who comes highly recommended. This allows you to completely relax while you’re on holiday.
- CALL IN FAVOURS
If you can’t arrange a house-sitter, ask a neighbour, friend or family member to pop in occasionally. You need someone to take out the rubbish bins, collect post, feed your pets and water your plants.
- EXTERNAL MAINTENANCE
Having an overgrown lawn and garden is a sure sign that you’re away, so before you leave, mow the lawn, rake up the leaves and water your plants.
- LIGHTS ON OR OFF?
It’s tempting to leave the lights on while you’re away, but it’s suspicious if they’re on throughout the night. Rather invest in a timer that will automatically switch the lights on and off according to a schedule. It’ll also reduce your electricity bill.
- LOCK UP
Before you leave, inspect your property and ensure that all doors, windows and gates are securely locked. Disconnect your garage door and lock it manually and don’t leave your spare key in a “safe” hiding spot.
- SECURE VALUABLES
Whatever items of value you’re leaving at home – make sure they’re securely stored away. Put them in a safe if you have one, or at least out of plain sight.
At GetMore, we want to give you the peace of mind you deserve, so you can actually enjoy your holiday. So, if you need quotes from a security company, you want to buy a small safe or you’re looking for an outdoor sensor light – just call us on 084 11 438 48. Help is just a phone call away.
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