1st Aug 2022 @ 6:00 am

Lanzarote’s busiest holiday months are approaching, and the Spanish National Police have recently reminded holiday rental owners of the basic safety measures that we should all follow to keep ourselves and our valuables safe while in Lanzarote.

In 2022 you would expect most, if not all, rental villas and apartments to come equipped with durable locks and alarm systems. However, that isn’t the case. As a holiday rental owner, to save yourself from headaches and lengthy phone calls from distressed villa guests you should make sure that your property is up to scratch.


Holiday rentals are often targeted by criminals as a lot of tourists eat out, leaving the villa empty. Therefore, it’s imperative that you check every window, door and sliding door lock, noting any that need replacing.

Most owners will hand the villa keys to their guests or give them a code to a key safe near the front door. Alternatively, you could opt for a smart door lock activated by a code that you give to your guests.

It’s worth including a document in your holiday rental reminding tourists to double check all openings before leaving the villa.


All rental villas should come equipped with a small safe to store valuables and travel necessities such as passports and boarding passes. You can find small safes in most hardware shops, and they often come with fittings on the back or underneath where you can fix it in place.


Brand new locks are a good step towards having a secure rental villa. However, installing an alarm system is the extra step that your guests will appreciate.

It is another deterrent that makes your villa more secure and less appealing to a would-be criminal.

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