Everyone should have peace-of-mind when going on holiday. With statistics showing break-ins increase, it is extremely important to ensure the security of your home before leaving as your house is your home, your fortress of safety and a place where you keep your most important belongings.

Home security tips

Here are some handy home safety tips that can help give you a peace of mind and will safeguard your home and possessions.

Get a Dog: To increase your home security, you don’t have to get a dog that is large and scary. It’s not the size of the dog that typically scares away the robbers, it’s their bark. Any pet owner will probably tell you that dogs tend to bark at everything, e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. While this can sometimes get irritating, it’s also a highly effective way to keep burglars at bay.

Install Security Alarm/Products: Ensure that your alarm is in working order. Not only do the alarms secure your house when you are away, but they also keep you safe when you are home. Secondly, installing key locked windows and doors throughout your home is not only a great way to make it harder for intruders to break in, it’ll also make it harder for them to get out.

Talk to Your Neighbors: Inform your neighbors of your holiday plans so that they can keep an eye on your property.

Be Security Conscious: Stop newspaper deliveries and ask a friend or neighbor to collect your post. Don’t leave keys in any of the obvious hiding spaces and double check that you have locked all windows.

Replace what is Broken: One of the most common reasons people are burglarized is because of things that are broken and not fixed. Time after time, robbers are able to enter a house through a broken window or door that no longer locks. Do yourself and your family a favor and don’t wait to fix things; fix them immediately.


By following the above steps you can greatly reduce the risk of break in while you’re not at home. Holidays are all about relaxing so plan ahead, get organized, then you can lock up and wind down.