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Ensuring a Ripper Christmas Down Under: Keeping Your Digs and Pressies Safe

Ensuring a Ripper Christmas Down Under: Keeping Your Digs and Pressies Safe


G'day mates! As we gear up for a bonza holiday season full of festive cheer, it's time to chuck a few extra snags on the barbie when it comes to looking after our homes and precious Chrissy gifts. Christmas is all about spreading good vibes, but let's not forget to take fair dinkum steps to keep our cribs safe from any unwanted hassle like theft or damage.


Securing Your Home


Gifts Under the Tree:
While having pressies under the Christmas tree is ripper, be a bit cagey about where you stash the pricey ones. Don't let them be on full display through the window; consider rearranging the furniture or using curtains to keep prying eyes at bay.

Lighting and Timers:
Make sure your place is lit up like Luna Park! Well-lit exteriors are a fair dinkum deterrent for dodgy characters. Consider chucking timers on your lights to make it look like someone's home, even if you're off having a chinwag with your mates.

Social Media Caution:
While sharing festive moments on social media is common, it's important to be cautious about revealing travel plans or the contents of your home, especially expensive gifts. Broadcasting your location can make your property vulnerable to break-ins. Save the sharing for after you've returned home.

Locking Your Property:
It's a no-brainer, but before you hit the hay or head out for some Chrissy cheer, double-check that your castle is locked up tighter than a kangaroo's pouch. Beef up security with deadbolt locks, and make sure all the windows and doors are secure as a possum in a gum tree.


Protecting Valuables


Reviewing and Increasing Sum Insured:
Before getting carried away with the joy of expensive gifts like bling or an engagement ring, give your insurance policy a squiz. Make sure the coverage is fair dinkum and can handle the value of your precious loot. Consider upping the coverage to be on the safe side.

Itemising Gifts:
Write down a list of your ripper gifts, including what they are and how much they're worth. This will make the claims process smoother than a cold beer on a hot arvo. Share the deets with your insurance mob to guarantee you're covered from top to toe.

Home Security Systems:
Think about investing in a solid home security system – from alarms to surveillance cameras. These beauties not only scare off the dodgy types but also add an extra layer of safety. Keep the system in top-notch condition, especially if you're off on a Chrissy road trip.


This Christmas, make sure your digs are as safe as houses. By taking these fair dinkum measures, including locking up tight and investing in top-notch home security, you can enjoy the festive season without a worry in the world. Remember, a secure home is the best Chrissy present you can give yourself and your loved ones. Cheers to a ripper Christmas, cobbers!



General Advice Warning: This advice is general and does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. You should consider whether the advice is appropriate for you and your personal circumstances. Before you make any decision about whether to acquire a certain product, you should obtain and read the relevant product disclosure statement.

All information above has been provided by the author.


Abbie Wilson, National Insurance Brokers, ABN 22165146789, AFSL 233750

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