Home Security Tips for Holidaymakers


Whether it’s a staycation or a trip abroad for some European sun, don’t forget about home security whilst you’re away. 

Our guard dog security company has a few tips when it comes to home security, so you don’t come back from your trip to find any nasty surprises.

1.Lock Up Before you Leave

It is an obvious one, but how many people have had the sudden thought of ‘Did I lock the back door?’. One simple way to prevent this is to create a checklist of all the parts of your home and garden that need to be locked. Then, just before you leave, our guard dog security company recommends spending 15 mins walking around each of the areas, checking they are locked and ticking them off your list. You could even keep the checklist on your phone so you can double-check whilst you are away, for peace of mind!

2.Make It Look Like You Are Home

A trusted friend, family member or neighbour is a valuable asset when it comes to home security. If you have someone you can trust with a key, you could ask them to collect your post, turn a light on every now and then, or even park on your drive. These tricks will fool burglars into thinking someone is home, which is a great deterrent. Alternatively, if you are really worried, you could ask someone to house-sit!

3.Don’t Be Obvious

Don’t make it too obvious that you are away. It is tempting to want to share holiday snaps with the world, but this can be a green light for would-be burglars. Other things to avoid are: 

    • Leaving your curtains/blinds permanently drawn whilst you are away
    • Leaving an answerphone message to let people know you are away

4.Invest In Home Security

One of the best ways to protect your property whilst you are holidaying is a great home security system. Our guard dog security company believes all homes should have a home security system. 

These can be used to turn lights on and off (to make it look like someone is home), they can detect motion, or forced entry, and they can link to your mobile phone so you can stay updated no matter where you are in the world.

Home security systems have become more sophisticated, popular and reasonable in recent years. So, if the price has previously put you off, you should think again!

If you are worried about home security, our guard dog security company offers a range of services that will help your peace of mind. Just get in touch to find out more.