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Peace of Mind While Away From Your Property

29 July 2012

Travel Insurance Tips

In order to avoid common cases of burglary while being on a holiday, please, take necessary precautions before leaving your house. Here are a few tips to help protect your home from burglary whilst away from your property.

  • Make sure your home looks occupied. Ideally ask a trusted neighbour or a friend to look after it (collecting mail, watering plants, feeding your pets etc).
  • Don’t leave your curtains closed in the daytime as this shows the house empty.
  • Use automatic timer switches to turn your lights on when it gets dark.
  • Cancel any regular deliveries such as milk and newspapers.
  • Avoid discussing holiday plans where strangers may hear details of your absence from home.
  • Cut your lawns before leaving your property and keep shrubs to a minimum.
  • Uncollected mail is a sign that you are away. The Royal Mail ‘keepsafe’ service will keep your mail for up to two months while you are away.
  • Consider leaving important documents and valuable items with other family members or a bank. Or lock them in a safe.
  • Do not put your home address on your luggage when you are travelling to your holiday destination.

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