Secure you premises properly and put valuable items out of sight.
Most thieves are opportunistic and are looking for easy targets.
Leaving your expensive toys laying around in plain sight is like waving a carrot in front of a donkey.
Lock up windows, doors, sheds and gates securely with decent quality locks. Stays on windows, deadbolts on doors, reinforced steel chains and padlocks on gates and sheds.
Remove keys from vehicles including farm equipment like ATVS.
Install alarms, sensor lights, CCTV, motion activated trail cameras.
Reduce clutter by trimming trees and shrubs back.
Burglars don’t like dogs. Timer switches on lights, a radio or television are great when you’re away giving the appearance somebody is home.
Clear your mail from the letter box or get your neighbour too.
A male size 12+ pair of boots at the door may be a deterrent.
Know your neighbours and report all suspicious behaviour to police.