5 ways to keep your home secure while on holidays

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    09-Aug-2015

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  1. 1. 5 ways to keep your Home Secure while on Holidays Going away on holidays is an exciting yet very busy time your time is taken up with booking flights, packing suitcases and organising fun things to do while youre away. However important these are, many people overlook one of the most crucial things to do as part of their holiday preparations, which is ensuring the safety of their home while they are away. By implementing the following 5 easy steps, you can ensure the safety of your home during your next holiday break: 1. Make sure everything is Locked Make sure that you do a tour of your home and check each and every lock on your doors and windows. If any locks are broken or not closing properly, make sure to call a locksmith in Abbotsford to have the lock repaired or replaced before you go away. Just before you embark on your holiday, make sure all windows, doors, garages and sheds are securely locked. 2. Set Light Timers Light timers are a fantastic deterrent to would-be burglars by making it seem like there is someone home when there isnt. Make sure that you set timers for different lights in different rooms so that anyone monitoring your property will be fooled into thinking there is someone home. 3. Leave a Spare Key with Someone One of the most common things people do is leave their spare key under a rock, flowerpot or doormat and for that reason, it is the first place a burglar will look when they are trying to gain access to your home. Instead, leave your spare key with a trusted family member, neighbour or friend. 4. Dont Tell everyone you are Away
  2. 2. One of the downsides of the Internet is that the first thing many people do when they are planning a holiday away is to announce it on social media. You can never be sure exactly who can see your online messages and so wait until you have returned from your holiday to tell everyone about it. 5. Cut the Lawn and Hedges This might seem strange but some burglars will single out homes that have lawns or hedges that have not been cut as potential targets. This is especially the case during the summer months when we are much more particular about our gardens and hedging. When you are away, arrange for a reliable friend or family member to cut your lawns and hedging to make it look like your property is occupied. These few tips will ensure that your home is secure and safe while you are away on holidays and will guarantee that your holiday memories are all good ones! For more information on locksmith Abbotsford, locksmith canterbury. Please visit: http://www.escsecurity.com.au/