GOING AWAY  ON VACATION?

PROTECT YOUR HOME AND BELONGINGS WITH THESE TIPS
Summer is a popular time for people to go away to exotic locales or closer to home at a cottage on the lake. No matter your destination, it is key to do some due diligence and make sure your home is safe and protected while you are away. Here are some tips:
  • To give the impression you are at home in the evenings – install timers to turn on your interior lights. However, ensure the times work on a varied schedule as opposed to the exact times each day.
  • Every would-be robber knows the hide-a-spare-key trick so remove your spare key and instead leave it with a trusted friend, family member or neighbour.
  • Lock up any valuables including jewellery and other items in a fire-safe proof or at a safety deposit box at your bank.
  • Shhh! Keep mum on your public social media profiles. Don’t advertise to the world of your absence on your open public social media profiles.

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