8 tips to protect your home on holiday
Ready for your well-deserved vacation? Enjoy, but read our tips before you go! You will be happy to return to a perfectly safe home!
Don't show that nobody is home
If mail piles up in your mailbox, it's pretty clear that no one is home. Therefore, pause your newspaper subscriptions or ask someone to empty your mailbox on a regular basis. This person can also water the plants: this will not only make your return more pleasant, it also avoids the appearance of an absent owner.
Don't tell too many people that you're going away – also not on social media
Don’t share your initiaries with too many people. On social media, you don’t always know who’s reading your posts or with whom they are sharing them. People will still be jealous if you post your vacation pictures after your return…
Don’t make your valuables visible
Avoid displaying valuables to see from the outside.
Inform your neighbours
Tell your neighbours when you’re gone. If they know that you’re not supposed to be home and see or hear something strange, they can react quickly.
Don’t hide a key
Burglars will find it and use it - so better leave a key with family or friends so they could enter if they had to.
If you’re in a rush with packing and leaving on time for the airport, take care that really everything is locked, no windows or backdoors are open!
Don’t lead burglars to your home with your GPS
If someone breaks in your car you have left at the airport and can conveniently just find the way to your home because you have saved it as “home” in your history, you make the burglar’s job way too easy!
Simulate your presence
Lights and acoustics can simulate that you’re home when you are actually not. Get Kevin now!