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The long-awaited December holiday season is upon us, and it’s time to get prepared. While you’re excitedly planning your trip, it’s important to remember to secure your home and valuables before leaving. After all, peace of mind is key to enjoying a relaxing holiday. Here are some handy tips to ensure your home is safe and sound before you depart.

Check that your alarm system is in working order: It’s essential to test your security systems, such as alarms, panic buttons, and motion sensors, before your departure. Schedule a check-up with your security provider a week or two in advance, and don’t forget to provide them with an emergency contact number.

Position your CCTV cameras well: Ensure your CCTV cameras are functional and strategically positioned to provide a clear view both inside and outside your property. This will help enhance the effectiveness of your surveillance system.

Make sure your electric fence is working properly: Regularly inspect your electric fence and ensure it is functioning optimally. Trim any plants or trees that might obstruct its efficiency and compromise the safety of your property.

Securely lock all doors and windows: The security of your home heavily relies on securely locked doors and windows. Take the time to double-check that everything is properly locked before leaving.

Avoid leaving spare keys out: Leaving spare keys under flowerpots, doormats, or other easily accessible areas poses a significant risk. Instead, entrust your spare keys to a reliable neighbour or family member.

Safely store away valuables: For added protection, consider placing valuable items in a locked safe or storing them at an alternative location. This will minimise the risk of theft during your absence. Don’t forget you can store relevant documents for these valuables in our Online Vault.

Unplug appliances: To avoid potential damage caused by power surges during load shedding, unplug appliances such as televisions, kettles, coffee makers, and sound systems that won’t be in use while you’re away.

Minimise tell-tale signs of your absence: Make it less obvious that your home is unoccupied by implementing a few simple measures. For instance, use timers to turn lights on and off at different times and ask a trusted neighbour to collect your mail or maintain your lawn.

At Leigh Insurance, we take your safety seriously, which is why we offer personalised insurance solutions tailored to your individual needs. With our comprehensive range of services, we’re committed to providing attentive, efficient, and relationship-based support. Contact us and invest in a safety partnership that empowers you to navigate life’s uncertainties with confidence and peace of mind.