Top tips to ensure home security while you’re away these school holidays

School holidays are here which means many families are off on adventures away.

If you’re planning a trip, here are six tips to make your home more secure and less of a target for thieves:

Check that everything is locked and secured before leaving – lock all windows, doors, garden sheds, gates, garages and any other areas of your home that are able to be secured;

Ask a friend or neighbour to park in your driveway or car spot;

Ask trusted friends or neighbours to clear your mailbox and check on your home occasionally while you are away;

Stop all deliveries that you are expecting;

Ensure your phone message doesn’t state that you are away and be wary of posting holiday plans on social media sites;

When packing for a holiday, avoid packing your vehicle the night before as it will become an attractive target for a thief.