With the Christmas holiday season fast approaching the last thing you want to be worrying about is your home getting broken into while away on a holiday with your family.
Unfortunately many homeowners unintentionally attract thieves to their home while away for the holidays. By sharing your holiday plans on social media you may tip-off potential thieves that your home and valuables are unattended and ready for the picking. Posting holiday snaps of yourself far from home can sometimes mean that this information is shared with the wrong people and they now know that your home maybe unoccupied. Criminals use social media too! It’s best to post about your holiday when you get back home.
Another great tip is to let your neighbours know when your away on holidays. This can be an unused resource and it’s free! Who better to keep an eye on your home than a trusted neighbour while your away? They can also make your home appear occupied by collecting your mail, putting out the bins and parking in your driveway.
Before you leave for your holiday make sure to check that all your doors and windows are secularly locked and don’t forget to lock the garage and garden shed as well. Even one of our most advanced security systems wont stop a burglar if your door is left open, they’ll be in and out with your valuables in seconds.
Don’t forget to lock any other entries like back gates or side gates and don’t leave spare house keys outside your home under the mat or in a pot plant because that’s not going to fool any burglar. Also don’t leave the blinds open allowing thieves to see that no one is home, don’t leave the lights off the entire time your away and consider using some home automation or timers to turn lights on and off at night.
If your planning on getting away for the holiday season and would like to make sure you have a stress-free family holiday contact us for the best price on a security system to suit your requirements and we can also set you up with back to base monitoring for while your away. Give us a call on 0417 384 787.