How to Protect Your Home While You’re Away on Vacation
Unoccupied home insurance requires that the property looks ‘lived in’ even when it isn't. Likewise, you wouldn’t want to advertise your absence to potential thieves. We've look into the most useful tips you can use to secure your home while you’re away. The trouble with making your home look lived in when you’re not there is that it’s not being lived in and you’re not there! For this reason there is no real substitute for having someone visit. A timer switch on your lights is a great deterrent from the opportunistic burglar, but if someone is watching your property closely, they’ll quickly catch on. Likewise, if it’s been snowing and the snow that’s settled on your garden path hasn’t been trodden on for a week, your timer lights won’t fool a burglar. We’ll get into a few more examples over the article, but this should highlight that a trusted neighbour or local family member is the best way to keep your unoccupied home looking lived in while you’re away. So, you’re new to the area and don’t yet know anyone you can trust locally. Not to worry, there are still steps you can take to minimise your risk of becoming an ideal target for burglars.