In the weeks leading up to Christmas, your home could well be like Santa’s grotto, full of expensive gadgets and toys. Don’t tempt burglars by leaving presents in full view of everyone – and try not to leave keys visible.
Make sure you’re not left vulnerable once the festivities are over either, when you might have a shiny new TV or computer in your house. Break up packaging for electrical goods and put it in your recycling bin. Leaving boxes outside will alert burglars to your expensive new equipment.
• Are your presents covered? Check to ensure you have sufficient cover. If you receive new electronic gadgets for Christmas you may need to permanently increase the value of your contents cover.