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Spring Vacation: How to Keep Your Valuables Safe

Posted May 8th, 2019 in Media, General, Insurance Tips, Home Insurance, Did You Know?, In the News

The weather is getting nicer and people are on the move! If you’re planning a vacation this spring, there are things you should know to keep your valuables safe.

Spring Vacation: How to Keep Your Valuables Safe, Youngs Insurance, Ontario

There is so much to plan and consider before leaving for vacation. It’s essential you don’t forget to make protecting your valuables a priority! Here are some tips to help you prepare for your spring vacation while keeping your stuff safe!

#1 Digital Safeguards

Your privacy and personal information are very important so you should do everything to ensure they are protected.  Some ways that you can ensure your privacy and data is protected while on vacation is:

  • Keep digital and physical copies of your important documents such as passport, health cards credit cards and other identification cards in case they are stolen.
  • Put strong passwords on all your devices such as your cell phone and iPad.

#2 Carry Your Valuables

Never leave your valuables in the hotel or in your suitcase, unless of course, there is a safe in your room.  You should never leave things like your passport, jewelry, electronics, money or credit cards in your room thinking they will be safe.  Often, your possessions will be safer on you than left behind, unattended.

#3 Have Appropriate Travel Gear

There are several things you can invest in that will keep your valuables safe on your vacation.  The ever-popular money belt might seem like a product of the past, but it does serve as a discreet way to protect your money and valuables from pickpocketers.  Locks are a great way from preventing easy access into your suitcase.  You can invest in CATSA (Canadian Air Transport Security Authority) approved locks that they can access with a universal key and not cut them off. 

#4 Insurance and Content Coverage

Depending on the coverage on your property policy, your travel items including your valuables could be covered under your current policy.  Please call us to speak with your broker to ensure you have the proper protection in place in case of lost or stolen items while on vacation.

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