Many people are taking it upon themselves to leave the UK in search of an adventure. Whether you’re going it alone or you’re going as a group, getting to explore different parts of the world as well as encountering the different people and cultures, it is increasingly becoming a standard part of being an adult here in the UK.
So, if you’re thinking about going travelling, what do you need to plan? Well, naturally there’s where you’re going to go and who with, but there’s also the important matter of taking care of your home back in the UK too. While you’re away, you’ll be leaving it prone to burglars and vandals, so we’re here to explain how to protect your home while you’re away travelling.
1 – Have a Friend Come over Once a Week, or Let It out
The first thing you need to do is ensure that – for at least some of the time – your property is occupied. Most thieves go on scouting missions to locate the houses they want to steal from, so if they go past yours and see that it’s occupied, they’re less likely to choose your house to steal from.
There are really two options here, you can either simply arrange to have a friend or family member visit your home once a week, or alternatively, you could let/sublet your property out. This is a bonus as it means that you’d have steady money coming in while you’re away.
2 – Insure Your Home Against Theft
Secondly, you should definitely make sure that your house is insured for the period while you’re away. Of course this is a purely precautionary measure, and you hopefully will never have to make a claim. However, there might come a time where making a claim is essential, and if you don’t have insurance you’re going to wish you would have talked to a company like UKInsuranceNet.
3 – Set up Smart Surveillance
Finally, you should invest in some surveillance to monitor your home. If you’re taking a smart phone or tablet with you on your travels, you could get your security camera to hook up remotely to your smart device, allowing you to keep a look out on your home from wherever you are in the world. If you’re not planning on taking a smart device with you, your surveillance will allow you to more easily back up an insurance claim, should you need to make one.
So there you have it: three of the easiest ways to protect your home if you’re going away travelling.