5 smart ways to give yourself peace of mind on holiday

Going on holiday is a time to relax, unwind and leave your stress at home. But we still get that pang of panic from time to time about whether our home and possessions are completely secure back at home. Here’s a list of ways you can stay stress-free on holiday using, or sometimes not using, modern technology:


1. Get a monitored alarm

An alarm with monitoring is practically the only way to be sure someone will hear your alarm should it go off whilst your away. All ADT systems have monitoring, so if your alarm was triggered we would immediately contact your nominated key holder or the gardaí. This way you know that someone is on the way to get the situation under control as possible.


2. Check if you set the alarm

One of the first things people ask themselves when they get in the taxi to the airport is ‘did I set the alarm’.


3. Make it look like you’re at home

Ensure that you have appropriate lighting and set some internal lights on timer switches. This is one of the most cost-effective deterrent to burglary as it gives the impression that a home is occupied.


4. Watch over your property

Our Garda Response package gives you the added peace of mind of knowing that when your alarm is triggered, we notify the Gardaí as well as you and your nominated keyholders.

5. Don’t post on social media

Although it’s a virtual certainty that someone in the group will post a status to Facebook to celebrate going on holiday, we wouldn’t advise it. From research, we know that social media is a big tool burglars use to check when you’re going away for a long period of time. This way they know no-one is home and can make their move without being disturbed.

If you’re planning to go away this summer and need advice on any security products, you can visit our home security page or get in touch with one of our advisors on 01 620 5888.


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