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60 minutes to summer security

In this short video we look at how investing just one hour of your time before you go on holiday can increase the security of your home.

Whether it’s using timers on electrical goods to make your home appear occupied, or simply making sure all windows and doors are locked, there are a number of precautions you can take to keep your home secure while you enjoy your holiday.

Make sure your home is secure before you jet off

  • Cancelling milk or newspaper deliveries will stop items piling up on you doorstop and advertising the fact your home is unoccupied.
  • Including your name, mobile phone number and email address on your baggage tags. If your bag gets lost, you should be able to retrieve it without revealing you’re not at home.
  • Give a trusted neighbour a key to your home and the code to the burglar alarm, if applicable. They can check in periodically and ensure deliveries or mail is not piling up. You might also consider asking them to park their car in your driveway to give the impression that the house is occupied.

Thinking about the above will help keep your home safe and sound while you’re away, giving you peace of mind and leaving you free to enjoy your summer break.

How to check if you're covered

If you’re an existing home insurance customer, here’s a link to our policy booklets so that you can check what’s covered, what’s available as additional cover, as well as advice on making claims and frequently asked questions.

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