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How to keep your holiday presents safe from burglars

Posted at 11:11 AM, Dec 23, 2016

It's that time of the year when presents start to pile up at home. 

Sometimes, that can be a red flag for burglars. 

Safewise.com, which offers home security advice for property owners, had the following tips

Be discreet when disposing of packages: For example, if you got a brand new TV, be sure to break down the packaging and hide it as much as possible.

Watch what's visible from the street: Keep your presents out of view from passersby. 

Have good lighting: Install outdoor motion detector lights that go off if someone approaches your home at night. 

Watch social media posts: Be careful about public posts letting people know you're out of town. 

Take pictures and record serial numbers: If your valuables get stolen, this makes it easier for the authorities to recover the items.

 

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