MANY HOMES AROUND Ireland are now filled with Christmas cheer, adorned with Christmas lights and decorations, with some even sporting the increasingly popular signs invoking ‘Santa Stop Here’.
And when things go to plan at Christmas, Santa will be the only surprise visitor to your home. Unfortunately, this time of year can also attract the unwelcome kind of visitor in the form of an opportunistic burglar.
It’s a time when people spend money on expensive gifts and push the boat out on those online orders, those presents under the trees have value and we carry more cash than usual.
Holiday seasons have always been a draw for thieves, ever since the first present was placed under a tree. The good news is our homes are more secure these days and there are sensible steps you can take to make sure your belongings stay where they’re meant to.