Everyone deserves a relaxing holiday away from the stresses of our lives. The last thing you want to be worrying about while you’re away is your home; are your valuables safe, how will your pets be looked after, and will anyone uninvited get access to your property. Here is a security checklist to make sure that your home and valuables will be safe while you’re away with friends and loved ones.
Choosing the Right House Sitter:
Many people choose to employ a house sitter while they’re away to keep an eye on their home and look after their pets. This can be a great option but who can you trust? Asking a trusted friend or family member is a clever choice if you need a house sitter as they will probably know you and your home. If you decide to hire a house sitter while you’re away, make sure to check their references from people they have been hired by before. Remember to lock away any valuables and personal documents in a safe place and make sure that your house sitter knows and understands their responsibilities up front.
What to Remember:
If you’re not planning on using a house sitter while you’re on holiday and you’ll just be locking your home up and heading off, there are a few precautions you should take. Ask a reliable and trustworthy neighbour to keep an eye on your home and contact you if anything looks out of place.
Secure your Home:
Make sure every door and window in your home is locked and secured and take your house keys with you when you leave and leave a set of keys with your trusted neighbour, friend or family member. Switch off all your lights except for the outside lights and one inside light to make it appear as though someone is home.
Who to Tell?
Don’t make a public announcement on social media as you never know who might see it and take the opportunity. If you’ll be taking a trailer, remember to pack it out of sight from the street and your gate. Lastly, turn off all electronic appliances and your geyser to save electricity and protect them from surges.
We all enjoy a good holiday and sometimes we need the time away from the hustle and bustle of the city or the humdrum life at the office. With this holiday security checklist, your mind will be a little more at ease while you’re away.
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