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What should I do if I go on holidays?

Some simple precautions can keep your home safe and give you peace of mind while you’re away.

  • Ask a trusted friend or neighbour to keep an eye on your home for you.
  • Avoid discussing your holiday plans on social networking websites or other public places.
  • Cancel your regular deliveries, such as milk bottles or newspaper (if a burglar sees parcels or newspapers on your doorstep, it’s easier to tell that you’re away).
  • Register with the Royal Mail Keepsafe service (there is a charge) so that your post is stored at your local delivery office while you’re away and will be delivered to you after you return home.
  • Plug a lamp into a time switch that will automatically turn on in the evenings, but don’t leave it in a room that passers-by can see into when the light is on.

Check your building and contents insurance is up to date.

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