Some tips from security experts to assist in keeping your home safe while you are on vacation:

  • Ask a trusted friend, relative or neighbour to keep an eye on your home and ensure that they
    have access to your home;
  • If you have a contracted security company ensure that the person watching your home has
    their contact details, in case of an emergency;
  • Ensure that you suspend any newspaper or other deliveries and ask someone to clear your
    mailbox, to ensure that deliveries don’t accumulate in your absence, which would be easily
    noticed by passers-by;
  • Never divulge any travel plans to Contractors or any other third party who might be able to
    use the information to your disadvantage;
  • Try to ensure that your curtains or blinds don’t remain permanently closed in your absence
    and try and get some lights switched on and off, to create the illusion of occupation;
  • Ensure that the person looking after your home is provided with all your emergency contact
    details and Contractors’ information;
  • Ensure that if you have pets at home during your absence, the person looking after them is
    provided with your Vet’s contact information.