Safety Tips for Your Home Before Leaving for the Holidays

Slat FencingThe holiday season is a festive time where many Australians leave the house empty to spend Christmas with their relatives or to go abroad on a trip. Unfortunately, the holiday season also leads to an increase of burglaries, as criminals take advantage of the fact that no one is at home.

If you plan on leaving your home unattended for any extended period of time, consider preparing yourself for the possibility of burglary.

 

Invest in Security Doors and Windows

One of the best ways to secure your home is to invest in a solid security door for all of your external doors. Remember that doors are often the first thing that burglars will try to enter when inspecting your home for openings.

A security door adds another layer of protection as it limits access to your primary doors. Security gates are highly durable and come equipped with heavy-duty locks. At Kings Security Doors, we offer security door installations in Melbourne. We have a wide range of beautiful doors to choose from that will also protect your home from crime.

 

Keep Your Spare Key Somewhere Else

Most home owners will keep their spare keys somewhere around the entrance of their home, either under the doormat, in a loose tile or in a flower pot around their home. While this is a good practice if you are just leaving for an errand, it will leave your home vulnerable if you are away on vacation.

Since there is no one at home to check, burglars will have all the time in the world to look for your spare keys and use them to enter your home.

Instead, keep your spare keys with you on your trip, or leave them with someone you can absolutely trust, such as your friend or with some relatives.

 

Limit Your Social Media Posts

If you are leaving for a trip, it may be best not to advertise that you are. You don’t know exactly who is listening, so freely advertising that you will be away from your house for two weeks is not the best practice. Keep away from social media and do not talk about it too much at restaurants or other public spaces.

There are many other ways for you to keep your home secure during the holidays. Other options include hiring a house sitter or installing monitoring devices to help you keep an eye on your home remotely.

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