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Home security while you're on holiday

Home security while you're on holiday

When you’re on holiday, the last thing you want to worry about is your home security.

Who wants to spend time away from home with that in mind?

Here are some tips that will help you keep your home safe and secure while you’re away.

That way, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy peace of mind during your break.

Use motion control and timed lights

Basic security should definitely include both motion control security lights as well as timed lights on the inside of your home.

Lights that are turned on and off intermittently help create the appearance that someone is home and motion detection lights will illuminate anyone coming around the property at night.

The best part about this type of equipment is how affordable it is.

In many cases, you can get motion lights for under $50 that will help improve your home security.

Make your home look occupied

Motion control and timed lights are used for the same purpose: to make it appear as though you are home.

There are lots of other ways you can make your house look occupied and less attractive to potential burglars.

These include:

  • Keep a car parked in the driveway
  • Have a neighbour remove newspapers, mail, or flyers dropped on the property
  • Have a friend come in and open and close curtains or blinds during the day

The value of keeping your house appearing as though it’s occupied can truly make a difference in your potential security risk. 

Install smart security

Security systems offer increased protection for properties while you are not there.

Home alarms, 24/7 back to base security and monitoring and CCTV are all advanced security options.

Find out more about Safer Home Bundles here.

Always opt in for Home and Contents Insurance

In the end, all the security in the world may not be enough to stop a truly determined thief or burglar.

For this reason, Home and Contents Insurance is essential.

Your policy should include provisions to keep your home covered while you’re away.

In some cases, you can also enjoy discounts on policy rates if you have other security systems installed within your home.

Once you have a combined security system and home and contents insurance, you can rest easy on your next holiday.

No matter what happens, your home and valuables will always remain protected.

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