It is important to ensure your home and possessions are safe throughout the year, but over the festive period it is more important than ever to make sure your house and contents are secure.  

Here are some tips to follow to ensure that you and your family stay safer:

  • Make sure your windows and doors are locked - even if you’re at home.
  • If you’re going out, leave a few lights on in different rooms and use timer switches for lamps.
  • If possible install security lights outside your property to create fewer hiding places.
  • Keep presents and other valuables out of sight (at home and in your car).
  • Mark your valuables, photograph them and register them at Immobilise: The UK National Property Register Opens in a new window.
  • Remember to update your home contents insurance to cover valuable items.
  • Don’t advertise valuable new items or that you’re going away for the holiday’s on Social Networks.
  • Tell a neighbour if you’re going away for a few days and ask them to keep an eye on your property.