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Don’t forget to secure your home while you’re away on honeymoon

The excitement of your wedding could be spoiled if you return home to a break-in

Don’t forget to secure your home while you’re away on honeymoon
Don’t forget to secure your home while you’re away on honeymoon. Image: Pixabay

There’s a lot to think about when you’re getting married and heading off on a honeymoon, but don’t forget some of the practical things like keeping your home secure.

You don’t want the nightmare of returning home from your honeymoon to find all of your gifts have gone missing.

Here’s some tips on how to boost your home security:

Change the locks and make access difficult

If you’ve just moved into a new home, it’s sensible to change the locks. You’re unlikely to know who the previous owners have given keys to, so it makes sense to start fresh and keep track of where the keys are.

Add deadbolts to your exterior doors for extra strength and security. If you have sliding doors, use metal bars that prevent them being opened. Interior door hinges are another good way to make unwanted access difficult.

Strengthen vulnerable windows.

Don’t keep a key in the mailbox or near the front door. It may be convenient for family and friends, but it’s also convenient for burglars.

Install an alarm

There’s lots of different types of alarm systems available on the market. Do your research and find an alarm that’s right for you.

If you’re installing an alarm, make sure that you conceal any exterior wiring – this is often a point of weakness that experienced burglars will look to exploit.

Make it look as if you’re home

Use automatic timers to turn lights on and off while you’re away. If a house looks like there’s no one there, it’s more likely to be targeted.

Invest in security lighting

Sensor activated lighting at the front and rear of the home can be a great way to deter unwanted visitors.

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