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Burglary warning: Top five tips to improve security and avoid being targeted at Christmas

Cover yourself

Signing up for a good home insurance policy will add extra protection this Christmas.

“Over the Christmas period, it’s possible you’ll be exceeding your home contents insurance cover, with all the family’s gifts in one place,” Izzy explained.

“Some insurance providers automatically increase your cover for a few days around Christmas, however it’s worth checking if this includes your provider. If not, chat with them about temporarily increasing your policy or adding cover for individual items, in case the worst happens.”

Keep lights on

The expert stated: “If you are able to get out to visit loved ones this Christmas, it’s important you don’t leave your home looking vacant. Leaving lights on in the home can stop potential intruders in their tracks.

“Plus, leaving the radio or television on also gives the impression of someone being home. If you have any scheduled deliveries, like milk or paper subscriptions or you’re just expecting a parcel, try to get them rescheduled. If those passing by spot a package hasn’t been picked up for hours or even days, they’ll know no one’s home.”


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