Whilst away on holiday, there are several things to take into consideration when trying to keep your home from looking noticeably unoccupied to thieves. This includes pausing any milk deliveries, asking a neighbour to water your plants, or in the case of this post –avoiding a build up of mail on your doormat. This is especially crucial if you have any glass panelling on your door which would allow for burglars to visibly see a pile of unopened post in your hallway.
Thankfully Royal Mail has a solution to this problem in the form of Keepsafe™, a service which allows you to pause all postal deliveries from Royal Mail whilst you are away. Coming into effect within 5 days of your request, the service can store your mail for up to 66 days. This means that in the instance of a potential burglar peering into your home through a window or letterbox, a clear doormat could confuse them into thinking your home was still very much in use.
This service is a great way to help put your mind at ease during your holiday, especially if you do not have any family, friends, or trustworthy neighbours who could pop round to do this. Home security while you are away is vital to protecting your property as most burglars will look for signs of occupation before attempting a break in.
To apply for Keepsafe™ call Royal Mail on 03457 777 888.
This topic also links well with another recent blog post on letterbox burglary, why not read up and make yourself aware of this burglarising technique and how to prevent it.