A few precautions for peace of mind on holiday

Published on 15.06.2022

You’ve worked hard for your holiday and nothing and no-one is going to spoil your fun, which is why it’s important to take a few precautions to ensure complete peace of mind during your summer break, not only at home but also when you get to your holiday destination.

 

At home

The police provide a ‘Going on holiday’ security service to help you avoid any unpleasant surprises on your return; simply inform the E-commissariat of the dates you’ll be away and the officers will visit your home when they happen to be in your area on regular surveillance patrols, day or night. This service is free of charge.
The police also make a few further recommendations:

  • Make sure that all exterior doors and windows are closed.
  • If you have an alarm system, don’t forget to activate it.
  • Leave your holiday address, a key to your house and, if applicable, the code for your alarm system with someone you trust.
  • Let your neighbours know that you’ll be away so that they take note if they see anything suspicious.
  • Do not keep cash at home. Leave your jewellery in a safe.
  • Ask your post office to hold on to your mail or have it redirected to another address.
  • Avoid drawing attention to your extended absence by announcing it on your answering machine or social media.
  • Wait until you return from your holiday to post your photos on social networks; this information can be useful to burglars. If your address is also displayed on your profile or you have photos of your house on there, it’s easy to find it.
 

For more information visit www.police.lu
 

At your holiday destination

  • Be sure to have a copy of your identity papers and other important documents, either printed or digital, with you in all circumstances and keep them in a safe place so that you have them to hand if you lose your wallet. This will make it easier to report the loss and request replacements.
  • When going off on excursions, walks or other journeys, avoid taking all of your means of payment with you so that if you do lose one you have an alternative back at your accommodation.
 

Useful gadgets

A card safe

  Don’t let unintentional payments or personal data theft ruin another holiday. Protect your bank and other smart cards with a hard case that prevents them from being read remotely thanks to an anti-RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) filter.

Another alternative is to slip an anti-hacking card into your wallet.
     

Your vehicle will not leave without you

 
  • If possible, park it in a locked area overnight.
  • Do not keep the ‘keyless key’ near a door or window in your home.
  • For motorbikes with keyless entry, think about adding a brake disc lock.
  • Store your ‘keyless key’ in an anti-RFID case that is shielded to protect it from radio waves.

Both items are available to buy from the ACL shops in Bertrange and Ingeldorf.
 

And if you have any questions, don't forget that the Advice and Member Services team is available Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on +352 450045-1 (ACL Bertrange) or +352 450045-2 (ACL Ingeldorf) or at acl@acl.lu.
 

Happy holidays and have a great trip with ACL!

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