Now that the summer holidays are in full swing we’ve gathered together some useful tips on how you can keep your home and belongings safe while you’re away.
Make sure you have the cover you need and that it remains valid while you are away. Contents insurance is essential if anything does go missing from your home, and is also a requirement of your tenancy agreement.
Keep valuables out of sight and don’t leave them where they can be seen through a window. If you have to leave items precious to you in your home, don’t hide them in an obvious place.
Don’t tell people outside immediate friends and family that you are going away or for how long. It’s especially important not to post about your upcoming holiday on social media – you never know who’s watching.
However, it is a good idea to ask a friend or a trusty neighbour to keep an eye on your home, collect post and pick up the free newspapers and junk mail left in the letterbox.
Remember to unplug all the appliances that you can to protect them from power surges and save energy from standby functions.
These can be used to break into your home so make sure they’re safely locked away.