How To Keep Your Home
Safe and Secure When
You are on Holiday
When you are about to go on holiday your mind is probably
thinking about packing, buying currency, getting travel
insurance, booking an airport car park space and making sure
you have packed your passport.
Do you think about the security of
the home you are leaving behind?
Here are our top 10 tips for keeping your home safe while on
1. Leave your curtains open or closed?
Many people have the strong belief that you should close
your curtains when you are away so that a burglar cannot
see in. However, this is a key sign for burglars that you
are out especially when they can see the curtains closed
during the day. Once they break into your home, they can
take their time moving around looking for your valuables
as no-one can see them.
2. Be careful about who you tell about your upcoming
It is exciting going on holiday and you probably want to
tell everyone but be careful who is listening. You can
trust your close friends and family and it is wise to tell
your neighbours, however, if you tell everyone in your
local shop you don’t know who may be listening. Ensure
that if you mention your holiday on social media you
either wait until you get back or only post on private
groups. Some people are also tempted to update their
answerphone message to say that they are on holiday and
when they will return but remember it is not just your
friends that may phone your number.
3. Hide your valuables
We advised you to keep your curtains open so don’t leave
any valuables such as expensive jewellery near a
window. This is good advice even when you are not away
but especially important if you are on holiday. Distribute
your valuables around your house and don’t just hide all
your best jewellery in your sock drawer as this is an
obvious hiding place for burglars. Leave some cheap
jewellery or some money in an obvious place so that if the
worst does happen, hopefully, the burglars