To help prevent burglaries from happening over the festive season here are a few tips to think about if you are going away for the Festive Holiday.
Avoid discussing any holiday plans or planned Christmas outings on any types of social media or in public where strangers may hear or view details of your absence from home.
Make your home look like someone is living in it.
Cancel any newspaper or milk deliveries.
Trusted neighbours and friends may be able to help you by collecting your post, opening and closing curtains and they could park their car in your driveway.
Leave important documents and valuable items with other family members or a bank. Alternatively lock them in proper secure safe.
Do not put your home address on your luggage when you are travelling to your holiday destination. A work address or contact mobile number will suffice if you want to label your luggage.
If you normally leave valuable bicycles or similar items in your shed, consider putting them in the house or get your shed / garage added onto your alarm system.