Safety over the Holiday period


Heading away for the Christmas break? While this can be a very exciting time we also need to think about the safety of your home and possessions while you are away.

Here are a few things to make sure you return home with all your belongings still in place.

  • Ensure that you have switched off the gas and have electric appliances unplugged with the switches turned off at the wall.
  • Burglars will often look for signs like boots and shoes left by the front door to see who lives in a house. Even when you are away, leave a few pairs of shoes by the door, including man sized boots
  • Check carefully that all your windows and doors are well secured before you leave your home
  • Tell a trusted neighbor that you’ll be away. See if they can check on your home and take your mail and packages inside your home, or even park a car in your driveway to make it look like someone is still home
  • Don’t leave valuable items in places, where they can be seen through a window.