Whether you’re on a vacation or just visiting a distant family member, travelling away means that your home will be unoccupied. Without anyone to keep watch, your house is exposed to risks like robbery, natural disasters and more. Having homeowners insurance helps with the finances, but here are some ways you can safeguard your home to prevent these risks.
Install a home monitoring system.
Being at home or away, home security should not be compromised. Padlocks are the bare minimum when it comes to keeping your home safe. There’s a variety of monitoring systems, some with live, round the clock feed so you could have a view of your home remotely. These features, together with alarms and a more integrated lock system makes for a safer home.
Make sure all electrical appliances are upkept.
Faulty electrical appliances like irons are fire hazards. If you keep using them, they risk being short-circuiting while in use or even worse, while you’re not at home. When there’s no one to attend to this, there is a very real risk of it burning your house down. Make sure that each appliance is working properly and don’t forget to turn them off when you are leaving your home.
Have a safe at home for your valuables.
If you’re getting robbed, limiting the visibility or access to valuables like jewellery or heirloom items means they’re less likely to be stolen. A solid safe keeps them secure and away from thieving hands. They’re also quite hard to destroy so robbers can’t even smash it open. Just be sure to keep the safe hidden and use a code that isn’t something too obvious or conspicuous.
If you’re going to be away for a while, it’s best to keep your home safe than sorry. These tips should only be the starting point of you protecting your home. Get a homeowner insurance from AIG to better secure your home and family’s safety. Click here to learn more https://www.aig.my/personal/home-insurance/premier-client-solutions