A Secure Home
Many a trip away has been ruined by crime. You could prevent your holiday from turning into a disaster, by following these simple security tips.
- Think like a burglar. Ask yourself – how would I break into my own house, If you can answer your question easily, make it harder
- Keep any hard-earned cash you have saved in the bank for as long as possible rather than at home
- Always use available alarm systems, even during the night
- Make good use of security lights, both inside and outside of your property and make sure they are in good working order
- If you think you will be returning home after dark install a timer on an inside light to automatically switch on at dusk and welcome you home. A house in darkness is an open invitation to burglars
- Don't put empty boxes from expensive electrical or other items outside your home, keep them stored in a safe place until the refuse collectors are due to call
- Make sure all doors and windows are secure, especially downstairs, and place small portable items such as handbags, wallets, keys and mobile phones in a secure place when you go to bed
- Once you discard all the packaging from your new purchases remember to remove the labels on boxes from online purchases to keep your personal information safe.