Leftover packing in your trash or recycling sitting on a curb is a reflection of the wealth and valuables available. Break and conceal the packages as much as possible.
Gifts should not be visible from outside
Not all gifts, especially the expensive ones, should be put under the Christmas tree for every visitor to see. Hide in another room and ensure the curtains are solid and well fixed.
You should check doors and windows for weak spots and if possible change locks when you are planning to go away for a long time since 30% of burglaries happen through windows.
Interact with neighbors positively
Be friendly with your neighbors since they play a significant role in preventing home thefts. They are likely to call the police if they see something suspicious going on in your property. Closely knit neighbors always watch over each other, so they are less likely to be victimised.
Keep the garages and sheds secure
Since these are common entry points for burglars, they should always remain closed especially when you are away. They should not be left as a display to the passersby.
No land escaping
Clean the bushes and maintain just enough trees around the house and in the yards to reduce the escape roots hence making the thieves shy away.
Take care not to post your valuables or when you want to leave for vacation since the information provided can be used against you by the hawks there.
Ensure your home is well lit
Put floodlights or motion activated lighting around the exterior of your home to increase visibility and keep away darkness predators. You can also install some outdoor motion detector lights and set a timer for indoor lights if you will be away for a long period.
Take photographs and record serial numbers
This will make it easier for police to obtain a confession and recover stolen items in the worst-case scenario.
Be careful of door to door donation seeking people
Christmas carolers and donation seekers may come to your house, but you should not rely on them entirely by giving personal information or give out money without properly ascertaining their credentials.
Keep Radio Running
Noise helps prevent thieves, especially at daytime since they think somebody is around.
One should remember to keep windows and doors locked at all times.
Never hide keys and use alarms if you have them
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