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.