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Top tips for holiday security

With winter in full swing, many of you might be feeling the urge to get out of Australia and take a holiday somewhere where the sun is shining. However many people often find themselves concerned about security when away from home for a long time, and that is completely understandable. Keeping your property safe from burglary and vandalism when on holiday can be a challenge, but there are a few simple steps you can take to help minimise the risk. Talk to your neighbours Before leaving, it can be a good idea to talk to a trusted neighbour and let them know that you are going to be away for a while. That way they can watch your property and call the authorities if they see anything suspicious or out of the ordinary. Alternatively, ask a nearby friend or relative to housesit or at the very least stop by every now and then to check up on things, clear out your mailbox and feed your pets. Install a home alarm system Obviously the best way to keep your property secure is to have a strong  s