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Protect your home while you are on vacation with Hughes Security

Vacation Checklist courtesy of Hughes Security

Everyone needs a holiday - a special vacation and time away - but we all want to return home and find it just as we left it. Four out of five burglaries happen when the house or flat is empty, so don't advertise the fact you are away. This checklist will help you to keep your home secure.

Call Hughes Security at 604-465-4424 to arrange a holiday or vacation patrol and enjoy your time away with peace of mind

Holiday / Vacation Security Checklist

  • Check your home security before you go away. Do you need to fit additional locks or improve general security?
  • Put small valuable items, such as jewelry, in to your safety deposit box.
  • Mark any larger valuables with postal code or a distinguishing mark, NOT your social insurance or drivers license number.
  • Arrange for pets to be properly take care of.
  • Cut the lawns before you go and, if you are to be away longer than the normal cut cycle, arrange for someone to cut them while you are gone.
  • Cancel deliveries of milk, newspapers, etc or arrange for a neighbour to take them in.
  • Try to ensure your house looks occupied.
    • Closed curtains in the daytime make it look like no one is at home, arrange for someone to open and close curtains if possible.
    • Purchase automatic timers to turn lights, radios, etc on at appropriate times of the day
  • Ensure valuable items such as TV's, stereos, computers, etc are not visible through the windows.
  • Lock all doors and windows. If you have an alarm, make sure it is set and that you have informed the police who the keyholder is.
  • Talk to trusted neighbours and let them know you will be away. Ask them to keep an eye on things while you are away - you can repay the favour when it is their turn!

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