TORONTO, Dec 13. 2016 /CNW/ - With the holidays fast approaching, leading home and auto insurer RSA Canada is reminding Canadians to do a few simple things to secure their homes before heading off on vacation.
"Travelling during the holidays can be stressful enough without the added concern of leaving your home behind," RSA Canada spokesperson Brodie Bott says.
"It's easy for a potential intruder to recognize when a home has been vacant for a long time. But you can do a few simple things to ensure your home isn't an open target this holiday season," he says.
RSA Canada has some tips to help deter thieves from entering your home while you are away for the holidays. They include:
- Telling your family, friends and trusted neighbours that you'll be away and ask them to contact you if they notice anything suspicious.
- Setting your lights on timer to give the illusion that your home is occupied. Keep the blinds open to help trick thieves into thinking you're home.
- Storing valuables and new holiday gifts in a safe or secured area of your home. Avoid storing them in your garage – it might not be as secure as you think. Better yet, take them with you if you can.
- Locking your valuables, important documents and electronic devices in a safe place - for instance, a safety deposit box.
With a 300 year heritage, RSA is one of the world's leading multinational quoted insurance groups. Focusing on general insurance, RSA's core markets are the UK and Ireland, Scandinavia and Canada with the capability to write business across the globe. We have around 14,000 employees across the core business and, in 2015, our net written premiums were £6.8 billion.
About RSA Canada
RSA Canada includes Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada (www.rsagroup.ca), The Johnson Corporation and its affiliates (www.johnson.ca), RSA Travel Insurance Inc. (www.rsatravelinsurance.ca) which operates as RSA Travel Insurance Agency in British Columbia, Canadian Northern Shield Insurance Company (www.cns.ca), Western Assurance Company (www.westernassurance.ca), Ascentus Insurance Ltd., and Quebec Assurance Company.
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For further information: Brodie Bott, communications manager, RSA Canada, [email protected]