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Festive Home Safety



Thieves know that over Christmas there will be high value presents and maybe more cash in your house than normal.  Keep your home secure - lock all windows and doors, don’t leave gifts in view of the windows and keep cash in your home to a minimum.


If you’re going away for Christmas, keep your home secure.  Lock all windows and doors, set your house alarm if you have one, use timers on lights, cancel any deliveries and ask a neighbour or friend you trust to keep an eye out while you’re away.


If you’re having a house party with lots of guests, it can be all too easy for a thief to slip in unnoticed.  Make sure you know everyone who is there.  If you’re going to a party, don’t let anyone tailgate you into a house or through a secured communal entry door who may not be a guest.


Protect any gifts you’ve bought for your friends and family.  Get them to register mobile phones, tablets, laptops and cameras at  Don’t give them a good quality bike without giving them a good quality lock, and register bikes at


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