3. Keep a close eye on social media settings
As well as checking location options, it’s a good idea to keep your social life away from prying eyes by keeping your accounts private. At least 13% of people still have public social media accounts, according to a survey commissioned for Get Safe Online.
According to Get Safe Online, burglars can use image scans, such as Google Goggles, to find where else it’s been posted; good privacy settings can help avoid cyber-savvy crooks quickly gathering all the information online.
Tip: on Facebook, you can view your profile as it appears to other people. Simply click the padlock at the top right of the page and under ‘Privacy Check-up’ you’ll be able to review your settings. On other sites like Twitter, avoid including personal details in your username.
Of course, some burglaries are not so well-planned so take extra security precautions to keep opportunistic thieves away. Have a good home insurance policy in place just in case.
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