NHW in Spain

Holiday advice

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Neighbourhood Watch in Spain know we all like to feel safe and secure, especially when on holiday with family or friends and keeping safe is something we all need to think about, but sometimes take for granted. Personal safety is all about planning ahead, thinking about the possible risks and taking realistic, practical steps to avoid them if possible. No amount of precautions can make us completely safe but we can learn to avoid many of the dangers and learn how to react quickly when we are at risk. The following simple, practical tips will make for a safer holiday.

Burglars prefer to break into empty properties so, close all windows and doors whenever you leave your home. Many people forget to close their windows, especially in hot weather.

If you are renting a property and going out at night, you might want to draw the curtains and turn a light on so it looks like someone is at home.

Keep all valuables out of sight.

When going out only take those items you may need.

Always be aware of your bag, mobile phone, purse etc. and keep them in sight especially when eating or drinking with friends when you are most likely to be less vigilant.

In busy areas like markets, shopping centrers etc. make sure your personal belongings are held to the front making it difficult for pick pockets.

If using a hire car remove the sticker from the rear window, you do not want to advertise you are on holiday ( holiday makers are a prime target for thieves) and keep all personal items in the boot.

These simple tips go a long way to having a safe and secure holiday.


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