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Summer is in full swing, and it’s the season of joy, sun-soaked days, and cherished presents. But don’t let the allure of summer distract you from safeguarding your rental property. After all, there’s nothing like an Australian summer, and you want it to be worry-free.

Us Aussies adore our summers – beach days, BBQs, and outdoor gatherings with loved ones. It’s a time to bask in the sun and savour the season.

However, as temperatures rise, so does the risk of opportunistic theft. The last thing you want is for your summer break to turn into a headache. We share our top tips below to ensure your summer holidays are a breeze.

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Social media caution: Share smarter

These days, sharing holiday adventures on social media is second nature. However, oversharing can inadvertently signal your absence to potential burglars. Exercise caution when posting travel plans or your whereabouts, especially if your online network is vast. Check your privacy settings to ensure your posts and stories remain for intended eyes only. When it comes to security, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

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Out of sight, out of mind: Concealing valuables
Hosting a get-together with friends and family? Ensure all valuables are tucked away, especially if the party is in the backyard. Keep gifts, cash, and valuables discreet, shielded from prying eyes. Burglars are less likely to strike when temptation is out of sight.

Don’t advertise your gifts – dispose of packaging
After unwrapping thoughtful presents, you’ll face heaps of gift wrap and empty boxes. Resist the urge to flaunt them outside. Such displays unintentionally advertise your home’s contents to potential thieves. Safely dispose of gift packaging in rubbish bags or recycling depots.

Get to know your neighbours
Building relationships with neighbours can be a smart move if you’re planning a holiday. Inform them of your absence so they can keep a watchful eye over your property. Trustworthy neighbours are valuable allies in maintaining home security.

Lock up your doors and windows
Summer beckons us outdoors but resist the temptation to leave doors and windows open. This could attract opportunistic burglars looking to exploit a lapse in security. Burglars often assume the festive season means lowered vigilance. So, lock up diligently.

As the season unfolds with sun and surf, remember that a secure home is a happy home. By embracing these simple yet effective security measures, you can safeguard your rental property against potential mishaps. So go ahead, soak up the sun, relish those BBQs, and savour your summer to the fullest. With these precautions in place, you can ensure your summer remains carefree.

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