Love thy neighbour: how to protect your home these summer holidays
16 December 2020
How comfortable do you feel leaving your home unattended when you go on holidays? Turns out that those who know their neighbours best have more peace of mind. Remember The Wet Bandits from Home Alone? It was their modus operandi to case out families going on holidays before robbing their homes over Christmas. When you consider that insurer QBE sees up to 15% more theft claims over the summer holiday period than any other time of year, it was a pretty clever little plotline. But, it turns out that you don’t have to leave your eight-year-old kid home alone to fend off the hapless crooks. It’s much simpler (and safer) to get to know your neighbour - which is something Australians have been doing a lot better this year thanks to the COVID-19 lockdowns.