15 December 2015 - Sent on behalf of Police Scotland

Sent on behalf of Police Scotland

As part of their festive safety campaign Police Scotland are sending out the following message about home safety which they hope you will share with family and friends.

There's also a Flyer for christmas 2015.pdfon all aspects of festive safety which people you know might find useful.

"Thieves know that over Christmas there will be high value presents and maybe more cash in your house than normal. Don’t leave gifts in view of the windows and keep cash in your home to a minimum.​

If you’re going away for Christmas, keep your home secure. Lock all windows and doors, set your house alarm, use timers on lights, cancel any deliveries and ask a neighbour or friend you trust to keep an eye out while you’re away.

Protect any gifts you’ve bought for your friends and family. Get them to register mobile phones, tablets, laptops and cameras atwww.immobilise.com Don’t give them a good quality bike without giving them a good quality lock, and register bikes at www.BikeRegister.com

If you’re having a house party, it can be all too easy for a thief to slip in unnoticed. Make sure you know everyone who is there. Don’t let anyone follow you into a house or through a secured communal entry door."

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