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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.

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