Don't advertise your Christmas presents
Leaving the empty Christmas present boxes in your recycling is just one way to make yourself a prime target for thieves these holidays, warn police.
Burglars wouldn't be on your Christmas present list so don't let them help themselves to your gifts. The joy of receiving the latest hi-tech gadget you've been dreaming of all year could be short-lived if you don't take some basic crime prevention measures.
Prevention Manager Inspector Scott Fraser said: "It's easy with all the excitement and distraction of Christmas to take your eye off the ball and not consider the simple things that will help keep you and your home safe.
Keeping wrapped gifts hidden from view before Christmas, taking the boxes to the recycling depot after Christmas could be all it takes to prevent you from having an intruder in your home."
Other measures you can take include: