Police: Steps to be taken when going on holiday

Make sure someone empties your post box so it appears that someone is at the house

  • Clean the garden inside and outside regularly to ensure it looks maintained
  • Inform your neighbors or someone you trust that you are going away
  •  Report any suspicious activity to the police
  • Keep all visible and valuable items out of sight
  • Have someone attend to the lights and curtains when you are away
  • q Lock the garage doors with strong locks
  • q Before leaving, close all windows and lock all external doors. Remove all the keys from the locks and keep them in a safe place
  • Do not publicise your holiday plans
  • Do not leave a message that you are going on holiday on your answering machine, but rather unplug your phone
  • Keep in regular contact with the person who is safeguarding your home
  • Avoid becoming a victim of crime this festive season.
  AUTHOR
Heidi Giokos
Journalist

find your
dream home

looking for an
affordable
apartment

List your Property

It's easy in only three
simple steps...

find professional
services in
your area

Locate a business
operating in
your area

List your Business

Want more customers? They're online right now, searching for businesses like yours. Place your ad now...

Latest News

COMMENTS

rosebankkillarneygazette sandtonchronicle adlogo2 alexnews citybuzzfourwaysreview2 getit looklocal_logo midrandreporter
Top
Recommended Story
PART 1: What you need to know when buying a house

Thanx for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

SUBSCRIBE
to our free NEWSLETTER
!
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.




SELECT your titles:

Alex News
City Buzz
Fourways Review
Joburg East Express
Midrand Reporter
North Eastern Tribune
Northcliff Melville Times
Randburg Sun
Roodepoort Northsider
Rosebank Killarney Gazette
Sandton Chronicle


Your details:


Your friends:

I didn't sign up for this
I'd like to see and read more... (Please indicate in comments section below)
I'm relocating (Please indicate where to)
Other