How to keep your home safe while on holiday
For complete peace of mind, we’ll help you keep your home secure when you’re on the trip of a lifetime.
25 Jun 2019
With the right security technology to protect your home, you needn’t worry too much when you’re far away on holiday.
So, if you’re anxious about leaving your property unoccupied, check out our top 5 picks of the latest home security technology…
The right home security technology can make all the difference. But if you’re still worried, there’s plenty more you can do to protect your home.
Here are a few of our top tips:
Tell a few people (but not everyone)
Let your most trusted neighbour know you’re going away – that way, they can peep out of their curtains every now and then to check your home is safe.
You could also leave a set of keys with a friend or relative in case they need to gain access. But you should never announce you’re going away on social media. You never know who might see that post…
Make sure your insurance is ship-shape
If you have contents insurance, make sure you check the terms & conditions before you go away.
Do you need to let your insurer know if you’re going on holiday? Are your most precious and expensive items covered? And, if you do decide to invest in home security technology, can your insurer reduce your premiums?
Postpone your post
Nothing says “no one’s home” like a doorstep full of milk bottles, newspapers and leaflets. So, before you set off, make sure to cancel the milk delivery, re-arrange deliveries from couriers and use the Royal Mail’s online Keepsafe service to stop mail building up.