Tips for keeping your home safe this holiday

The end of the year is fast approaching and many of us are looking forward to a relaxing holiday away from home. But have you taken the necessary precautions to ensure that you are able to have a worry-free holiday, knowing that your house and property is safe?

Here are a few useful tips to keep your home safe from criminals while you are on holiday:

Install an alarm system that is connected to an armed response unit.
Make use of electric fencing around your property.
Install motion-detector security lights around your house.
Make sure to close your curtains at night to prevent criminals from watching your movements inside the house.
Install CCTV cameras and an intercom system at the gate.
Check for easy access points into your property such as trees that can be used to climb over the wall or fence.
Do not leave valuable items such as vehicles, braai or gardening equipment outside the house and in plain sight for tempted criminals.
Inform your security company when you are planning to leave your house for an extended period of time.
Although there are steps you can take to mitigate the risk of falling victim to house robbers, there is no way to guarantee you will not become part of the statistics. It is therefore vital to have the necessary home insurance in place. Home insurance does not protect you from criminals or other unfortunate events, but it does give you peace of mind in knowing you will be able to replace your property if it gets stolen or damaged while you are away from home.

Contact Northern Natal Insurance Brokers (NNIB) now for a comprehensive and competitive quote on home insurance. Tel 034 325 0790