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Going away on holiday

When going away on holiday and leaving your home unoccupied, you can make your home look like someone is home to help prevent being burgled.

Whe leaving your house empty, we advise you;

  • ask trusted neighbours to keep an eye on your home and put bins back in place if they are being collected whilst you're away
  • close and lock all windows and doors to your home, sheds, garages and outbuildings
  • don't post updates on social media, as this can advertise the fact your home is unoccupied whilst you're away
  • use timer switches for lighting inside or outside your home. Timer switches can be set to turn on at set times of the day or night, giving the appearance that someone is home
  • if you aren’t leaving your car at home, ask a neighbour or friend to park their car on your driveway
  • cancel regular deliveries for things like milk or newspapers 
  • move valuable items such as laptops and mobile devices, out of sight
  • you could also ask someone you trust to open and close your blinds or curtains and take in your newspapers and post, to give the appearance that someone is home.

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