DON’T FORGET TO LOCK UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Are you planning to get out of town for the Easter holidays? If you are taking a break, even a short one, there are certain important things you need to do before you leave.
Recent research from e.on revealed that almost one in 10 UK holidaymakers had left a loved-one at home in their rush to catch a flight! A further 17% had have left behind important travel documents and almost one-in-five have forgotten their luggage before going on their trip!
“The stress leading up to a holiday can cause you to be absent-minded in the hustle and bustle,” warns John October, spokesperson for Dial Direct.
“This forgetfulness could even result in your home being burgled. According to the latest crime reports in South Africa, residential suburbs are still the target of criminals, particularly regarding car-jackings and house robberies. In fact, burglary from residential premises increases during the holiday season. The e.on research also revealed that more than 13% of people forgot to properly secure their homes before they went on holiday, leaving them vulnerable to thieves.
“Many people go away for holidays like Easter without thinking about how they should safegaurd their homes against robbery while they are gone,” says October. Criminals know when houses are usually empty and may target homes that they have been watching and waiting to see when the residents leave. Avoid making your home an easy target,” advises October.
Here are tips from Dial Direct Insurance on what to do before you leave: