Holiday Security Tips

It’s that time of year again when many families leave the house unoccupied for a week or two to relax and soak up some sun abroad.

Often, families can’t truly relax with worries of home lingering in their mind. Here at Action24 we have some holiday security tips and suggestions that you can take on board in order to improve your home security when you’re away:

Social Media

Since we’re posting this online, let’s kick off with an online tip. While the temptation will be strong to gloat about your sun holiday on Facebook you’re best advised not to. Set your privacy settings to their most stringent so that only friends can view your profile. Even then it’s best to be careful. Save the pictures for your arrival home and then feel free to bombard your timeline with pictures of your Mediterranean paradise!

You’ve Got Mail

Will your post build up and gather dust on the porch floor while you’re away? You might as well take out an advertisement promoting the fact that you’re away from home. Ask a neighbour to take in your post every day or two to give the impression that someone’s home. If you have newspapers or milk delivered to the door make sure to cancel them for the time that you are away!

Driveway

You should also ask a neighbour to park their car in your driveway from time to time.

Don’t leave a set of spare keys under a plant pot or under the front doormat. Every burglar knows to check there. If you have a trusted neighbour leave a key in with them. Which brings us to…

Keyholding

Not everyone has neighbours they can trust. In rural areas some don’t have any real neighbours at all. That’s where Action24 can step in. Our personal approach to keyholding and alarm response enables us to take on the role of a trusted friend protecting your property – a friend who is fully vetted, highly trained, properly equipped and always available. We provide a rapid response to domestic and commercial intruder alarm activations.

Alarm

It really should go without saying but it bears repeating: make sure to put your alarm on before you go! Give yourself plenty of time to go to the airport the day of your departure. Take the time that day to lock all doors and windows and then double-check them.

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