Tips from our security expert
Safety at home is always an important issue. Before the holidays, it will be extra relevant. Our security expert Dick Malmlund gives his best advice and tips.
Security at home during the holidays
The thief looks for everything that indicates that no one is in the home and probably will not come home in a few days. Here are Dick Malmlund's best tips on measures you should consider and that make a big difference to the thief staying away.
Trick the thief
Set timers with irregular lighting of indoor lighting
Arrange sounds from inside the home, for example with a radio on an irregular timer
Have someone mow the lawn and park their car on your driveway
Pause the mail and be a little secretive
Change address temporarily or request a break in newspaper subscriptions
Ask someone to empty your mailbox, have your mail forwarded or pause the mail delivery so that mail is not visible in the mailbox or inside the door
Do not write on social media that you are away
Do not let your answering machine notify that you're on holiday
Do not connect your intercom to a mobile number that notifies that you'e on holiday
Make sure you have good door locks and window locks
Install alarms and surveillance cameras
Install external lighting on villas
Prevent identity theft
One type of crime that applies all year round but that increases during the holidays is ID hijacking. To make these more difficult, Dick Malmlund recommends three free services that you should use.
Block unauthorized address change at Skatteverket so that your fraudster can not change address.
Order the address lock] at Svensk Adressändring. This is so that no one can change the postal address and forward or pause your mail.
Register for digital mailbox at Kivra. That way, you get most of the letters digitally and, above all, you get much faster credit information, which can be a sign that someone is trying to shop or take out a loan in your name.
Also go through your credit cards and note card numbers and phone numbers where you should call in the event of loss or theft and do not store mobile phones and credit cards together.