A simple guide: should I let my insurance provider know I’m going on holiday?

Going away can increase the chance of a home break-in. So, if you’re planning a trip, should you tell your insurance provider?

Chris King From the Home team
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How can I increase my home security while I’m away?

Reports suggest that 816,000 UK homes are burgled while their owners are on their summer holiday. There are a number of ways to keep your home safe while you’re away:

  • Don’t share your holiday snaps straight away on social media. This will make people aware that you’re not at home and could lead to you being targeted by burglars
  • Ask your neighbours to keep an eye on your home while you’re away. It may even be worth joining a Neighbourhood Watch scheme – doing so could lower your insurance premiums. Your neighbours could also help by parking their car on your drive, taking your mail or opening and closing your curtains
  • increase your home security
  • lock all doors and windows
  • keep valuables hidden from view
  • use automatic timers or connected home devices to turn on lights and radios
  • install a security system
How can I increase my home security while I’m away?

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