Activate Security has some useful tips to follow to ensure your home is secure whilst away on family holidays or extended trips away.

  1. Make your home appear to be ‘lived in’ by using timers to turn on lights, televisions, computers and stereos.
  2. Contact Australia Post and ensure your mail is temporarily suspended.
  3. Ask a neighbour to clear away mail, newspapers or flyers – don’t let it back up and accumulate.
  4. Clear away any outdoor spare keys – potential burglars always search around the door or mailbox for keys.
  5. Leave a car in the driveway and ask your neighbour to move it. Even just moving it back a metre or two is a good idea.

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