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How to Secure Your Home While Away on Holidays

>> Oct 8, 2011

It is important when you are away on holidays that you put some steps into place to keep your home safe and secure. You need to be organised and sort out a few things before you go away. Installing security doors will keep your home secure as well as having screens on your windows. Don't forget to stop all the services during the time you are away, such as having the mail stopped and letting the commercial cleaning company that you won't be needing your home cleaned for a period of time.

Security doors and screens

A security door will not only make it harder for people to break into your home it will give you the flexibility of being able to keep your front door open but the security screen locked, which is great in summer because you can leave the doors open to let any cool breeze through. Intruders are also just as likely to break in through your windows so have security screens fitted on your windows. You will still be able to open your windows and see out of them.

Stop your mail

To save asking the neighbours to collect your mail while you are away have your mail stopped at the post office. All your mail will be sitting waiting for you at your local post office when you get home and it won't make it obvious that nobody is home. This service is known as the USPS  mail hold

Security alarm

Security alarms are designed to go off if they sense any movement in your house. It will alert the neighbours and the noise will disrupt the intruder, hopefully stopping them from taking any of your belongings and giving them no time to do any damage to your home. The security company knows when your alarm goes off and once they are alerted they will send round the police to investigate.


Your neighbours can collect your mail for you, mow your lawn to keep the grass looking tidy if you are going to be away for a while and can park one of their cars in your driveway so it looks like somebody is home.

Timers for your lights

Have timers set on your lights so that they turn on at a certain time in the evening and switch off around ten o'clock, or whatever you usual bed time is. This will make it look like someone is home.

Keep your yard tidy

If you are going away for a long while, such as on an overseas trip, then the front of your home can get really untidy, a dead give away that nobody is home. It might pay to hire a gardening service to come in and mow the lawn for you while you are away and do a bit of weeding. Either get the neighbours to clear the junk mail out of your letterbox or put a 'No Junk Mail' sticker on it so that it doesn't get cluttered with rubbish.

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