Vacation means having fun and letting go. This means that during this time we don’t want to have any unforeseen events or unpleasant surprises that will spoil our peace of mind. Hence the importance of planning everything in advance. Discover our advice to leave on vacation in all serenity.
THE RIGHT STEPS TO TAKE WHEN GOING ON VACATION
The two things that matter most during your vacation are your health and your home. Indeed, nobody wants to get sick or to have a little illness and worries with his insurance. Also, to go on vacation with peace of mind, you need to be reassured about the security of your home.
1. Subscribe to a complementary health insurance
In order to reduce your health costs but above all to be prepared and serene in the face of incidents, think about subscribing to a complementary health insurance plan. Its main advantage is the guarantee of an immediate access to your complementary health insurance without any waiting period. In other words, you can benefit from it from the first day of your health insurance contract.
2. Reinforce the security of your doors and windows
Your home is one of your most precious assets, after your health of course. It contains all your possessions, your memories and is literally your comfort zone. So it makes sense to make sure it’s completely secure when you’re there as well as when you’re not. Do you have strong locks? But what good are solid locks if your doors and windows are of poor quality? In this case, a kick could allow anyone to break into your home in seconds. Hence the need to inspect all entry points, especially those on the second floor, and reinforce, repair or replace if necessary. To do this:
- Consider replacing exterior doors that are thin, hollow-core or damaged. You can also add extra support with a door barricade or security bar. If you can, opt for a burglar-resistant door, capable of withstanding a 5-minute intrusion attempt.
- Add locks and bars to windows.
- Quality locks should be chosen to prevent a burglar from breaking in. You can install locks on your shutters and have the locks reinforced by a locksmith.
3. Consider a remote monitoring system
In addition to checking your doors and locks to ensure that your home is safe and secure, you should also consider a security system with a remote monitoring option. This option will allow you to detect anomalies, such as fires or water leaks. You will then be alerted in real time of what is happening so that you can take the necessary action. Some models of detectors are made to react autonomously without going through the owner. For example, in case of a gas leak, smoke or unusual temperature rise, they inform the fire department of the problem, for a water leak, the system will automatically cut off the water supply to reduce the risk of disaster.
4. Be careful about where you go!
Be careful not to say too much about your travels and vacation plans to strangers, especially on social media. Also be wary of people asking too many questions about your daily schedule, home layout or safety equipment. Information that doesn’t seem important at the time may very well be crucial to a break-in plan.