Tips to avoid home burglaries when you go on holiday
1- Do not spread on social media your intention to go on holiday or its duration.
2- Do not leave jewelry or valuables in plain sight during your absence and as a general rule do not keep money, jewelry or valuables at home. Do not leave valuables on terraces without enclosure.
3- Never hide the keys under the entrance carpet or in the mailbox, flowerpots, meter boxes, etc. as they can be located with relative ease by thieves.
4- Close the doors and windows tightly.
5- Do not lower the blinds completely.
6- Ask a family member, friend or neighbor to collect correspondence from your mailbox from time to time.
7- Assess the possibility of installing electronic alarm devices.
8- Leave clothes lying down in the event of not very long absences.
9- Do not completely disconnect the electricity, the doorbell disconnected is an indication of absence.
10- In prolonged absences, ask a trusted neighbor to help collect your mail, check the status of the home, turn on a light from time to time, turn on the radio or TV and leave a phone number so that they can locate you.
Recommendations in case of theft
- Keep calm and do not enter the home. Do not touch or move anything that may have been tampered with by thieves.
- Notify the police.
- Never confront thieves.
- When you file the complaint, present supporting documents for the stolen items, such as invoices, photographs, etc.