Unlock your summer

There are a few simple things you can do to secure your home so you can go off and enjoy your holiday safe in the knowledge that your home will be just as you left it. 
Remember to close and lock all windows, doors, sheds and gates, and avoid leaving spare keys outside the house or valuable items on display. It’s also advisable to cancel milk and post deliveries and set a home alarm.

Research shows that 60% of attempted robberies carried out on homes fitted with a burglar alarm are unsuccessful and that many thieves are put off from targeting a house that has a visible alarm system, giving you all-important peace of mind while you’re away.

For further security advice the Yale Crime Watcher app offers straightforward hints and tips for protecting each part of the home, as well as providing up-to-date information to show burglary statistics within a mile of your home, during a one month period.