How to keep your home secure when you’re on holiday

There’s nothing worse than leaving for your holiday and wondering whether your house will be safe while you’re gone. Even if you’re not one to worry about such things, take these steps to leave your home safe and your holiday stress free.

Cancel your post

Nothing is more obvious than a pile of newspapers in the driveway or an overstuffed post box. Pause your newspaper subscription for the duration of your trip and let your post office know to hold all your mail until you get back.

Avoid the dark

Don’t give intruders dark places to hide on your property. Install motion sensitive lights outdoors to deter people from stepping onto your property, while putting timers on indoor lights to go on and off at scheduled times.

Tell your security company

If you’re paying a security company, it’s always good to let them know that you’re going to be away. Ask them to do regular checks of your property a few times a week to see if everything is alright.

Hire a house sitter

Hiring someone you know to stay at your house while you’re away is a great way to take your mind off of worrying about it. If you can’t afford to do that, ask a friend or family member to pop by every now and then to do a quick check up.


Once you’ve done the above, all that’s left is to enjoy your holiday.


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