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Home safety: Tips to do before you embark on a holiday trip

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Here are some simple things that you can do to secure your home before you embark on a holiday trip:

  1. Secure your premises
    • Make sure all doors and windows are closed and locked before you leave the house
    • Check if your gates, grills, windows and doors are in need of repairs and get them done promptly
  2. Switch on & plug off
    • Fix an electric timer in your house to switch on and off several lights around your home while you are away
    • Unplug all electronic devices that are not in use to protect your home against power surges
  3. Lay low on social media
    • Refrain from sharing your whereabouts on social media. You never know who is watching
  4. Make friends with your neighbours
    • Make sure your neighbours know that you are leaving your house and give them your contact number in case of emergency
  5. Keep your compound neat

  6. Temporarily suspend your newspaper or any subscriptions during the period that you are away

  7. Get insured
    • Safeguard your important valuables and assets with Simply Home, a customizable insurance solution that comes with value-added benefits at no additional cost to ensure that your house and its content are protected round the clock


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* Source:
1. Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation - Safety Tips During Festive Season
2. Astro Awani - Tips on securing your home during the Hari Raya holidays


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