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Four Tips To Protect Your Home This Summer

The summer months present a perfect opportunity for thieves to break into our homes, as we are too busy enjoying the longer days and the warmer weather of the summer period to think about such things. However, can you imagine the nightmare of coming home from your summer holiday to find you’ve become the victim of a crime? It would completely shatter the good feelings built up from those well-earned hours of relaxation on a beach somewhere.

So, to prevent the worst from happening, here are four tips to protect your home before you jet off for the summer holiday:

Let the neighbours know you’ll be away:  there’s nothing like a good friendly neighbour to keep an eye out while you’re away. Perhaps even arrange for a trusted person to enter your home every couple of days to ensure everything’s running smoothly.

Create the impression you’re still home: It might be a good idea to buy timer switches for your lights, giving the impression you are still at home. If you want to go one step further, perhaps install an automatic curtain shutter that opens and closes the curtains at a certain time.

Don’t shout out you’re going away: Don’t advertise online such on social media or on open forums that you are going away, as you never know who is reading your comment. Tell friends through a secure method such as emails and online chat. Keep it quiet.

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  • Reply
    Emilie Layla Lovaine
    22nd May 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Love this! Such a great post for someone like me that travels alot! xx

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    Gill Jacob
    22nd May 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Great useful tips and a good reminder checklist so you do forget before you go!

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    22nd May 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Great tips, you’ve got me thinking of all the ways we should do this during our summer holiday too!!

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    Jessica Wilby
    22nd May 2016 at 1:10 pm

    The amount of people who shout about going on holiday online, oh my gosh! Just advertise yourself to thieves why don’t you!? Haha.

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    Stephanie Merry
    22nd May 2016 at 1:22 pm

    Great tips, I’m away next weekend so I’ll use some of these – thanks for sharing x

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    Jenn Slavich
    22nd May 2016 at 4:28 pm

    These are great tips. We have an alarm system and tell them we will be out so if there are any problems they can deal with it quickly. Thanks for sharing.

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    Rachel Mouton
    22nd May 2016 at 5:58 pm

    What a great idea! I’ve heard of smart home, but never really looked into it. I’m going to check it out now 🙂

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    Upcycled Jewelry
    22nd May 2016 at 6:15 pm

    These are great tips, we usually leave a radio on and have a couple lights on timers 🙂

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    22nd May 2016 at 7:42 pm

    These are fantastic tips, I usually have my lamps set to timers so that there is some light going on and off in the house 🙂

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    Chelle McCann
    22nd May 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Some fab tips to use if you’re going away this summer. I’ll be sure to share these with friends too.

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    Enricoh Alfonzo Naidu
    22nd May 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Awesome tips! I didn’t know about the smart home by panasonic will def look into it. maybe get it for my grand parents. they are always travelling now

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    Rebecca Greene
    23rd May 2016 at 12:24 am

    The smart home product sounds really helpful. I’ll have to look into that more.

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    Mhaan Arambulo-Delos Santos
    23rd May 2016 at 2:50 am

    Great tips! We usually turn the lights on even we are not there.

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    Mai C.
    23rd May 2016 at 4:09 am

    These are awesome ideas. You’ll never know what can happen when you’re away so it’s good to have some precautions.

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    Angie D.O.P.founder
    23rd May 2016 at 4:39 am

    Very good tips, my husband is not big on social media like me he hates when I post so I really have to do better when we take trips

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    Nicole Cochingco Escat
    23rd May 2016 at 10:30 am

    Oh, thanks for this informative and helpful post. We are about to do some trip before summer ends and this ideas are awesome!

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    Carly Moore
    23rd May 2016 at 10:53 am

    We’ve got a phone app thingie that lets us turn the lights on and off when we’re away. Helps make it seem like we’re home.

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    23rd May 2016 at 1:53 pm

    I am thankful that we have good neighbours and my elder kids are old enough to house sit for us

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    Shannon Peterson
    23rd May 2016 at 4:38 pm

    We never share when / where we’re going, just talk about it when we get home!

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    23rd May 2016 at 4:48 pm

    It still baffles me why people shout about being on holiday, they might as well just leave the key in their door!

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    Echo (The Mad Mommy)
    23rd May 2016 at 6:57 pm

    These are all great tips! You should never let people know that your house will be empty!

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    kerry norris
    23rd May 2016 at 7:02 pm

    These are great tips. My dad always tells me off for announcing on Facebook I’m going on holiday x

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    24th May 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Yup! Never announce that you are going away and for how long, just a NO! NO! NO!

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    Lisa (Travel Loving Family)
    24th May 2016 at 9:42 pm

    Its so difficult to keep it quiet that you are going away when you need to tell work colleagues, nursery and school staff etc but I never post on social media until we are home.

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    CourtneyLynne Storms
    25th May 2016 at 3:35 am

    These are some great tips!!! When growing up my parents were obsessed with making sure our home always looked Iike someone was there.

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    25th May 2016 at 6:10 am

    I never promote we are away on social media whilst we are away, other than to friends because of this. Great post

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    Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️
    25th May 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Such important tips – its so stupid to post on social media when you go away! x

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    Pam @ Hodge Podge Moments
    28th May 2016 at 11:35 pm

    It’s so important to make sure your home is safe when you travel in the summer! Thanks for sharing these tips. 🙂

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