As part of their festive safety campaign Police Scotland are sending out the following message about home safety which they hope you will share with family and friends.
"Thieves know that over Christmas there will be high value presents and maybe more cash in your house than normal. Donít leave gifts in view of the windows and keep cash in your home to a minimum.
If youíre going away for Christmas, keep your home secure. Lock all windows and doors, set your house alarm, use timers on lights, cancel any deliveries and ask a neighbour or friend you trust to keep an eye out while youíre away.
Protect any gifts youíve bought for your friends and family. Get them to register mobile phones, tablets, laptops and cameras at www.immobilise.com Donít give them a good quality bike without giving them a good quality lock, and register bikes at www.BikeRegister.com
If youíre having a house party, it can be all too easy for a thief to slip in unnoticed. Make sure you know everyone who is there. Donít let anyone follow you into a house or through a secured communal entry door."
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Message sent by
Peter Kirwan (Neighbourhood Watch Scotland, Communications Officer, Scotland)
Sent on behalf of Police Scotland
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