SECURITY HOLIDAY CHECKLIST
A MONTH BEFORE YOU LEAVE
Undertake a home security audit. Try to think like a thief while you walk around your property. y.
Organise a home security professional to visit your home to assess it and create a tailored solution.
Consider live streaming cameras. Cameras positioned around the home are ideal for monitoring all sorts of situations from checking on parcels left at the front door to peeking in on pets while you’re away. Document your valuables: Having an updated list of valuables, including photos, can provide vital proof of ownership in the event of a burglary.
A WEEK BEFORE
Ask your neighbours to keep an eye on your home. Having a trusted neighbour to collect the mail and bring in your bin will help ensure your home is less tempting to burglars by giving the impression that someone is home while you’re away.
Hide your valuables. In the unfortunate event that an intruder breaks into your home, don’t make it easy for them to find valuables.
Spray your alarm sensors to help prevent false alarms. Insects and spiders can be a common cause of false alarms so before you leave, give your security sensors a light spray with insect repellent.
Automate your lights. Programming your lights to switch on and off while you’re away is a clever tactic that helps create the impression that the home is occupied while you’re away.
Update your emergency contacts. If you’ll be overseas or in a remote area, make sure you have a nominated emergency contact. It is also a good idea to give the contact details to a trusted neighbour.
Don’t reveal holiday plans online. Be careful not to post your whereabouts or holiday plans or use geo-tagged posts. Wait until you’re home to upload photos.