Although the festive season is traditionally a time for giving, the gifts under your tree can be a tempting sight for burglars.

It is estimated that in the UK household theft claims can typically increase by an average of 34 per cent during the winter months and more than 25 per cent of UK homeowners report having little to no security precautions in place on their property. However, there are measures that you can take to deter burglars and protect your home from theft during the festive season:

Make sure you have adequate insurance protection – check your policy wording, some insurers will provide increased protection for Christmas gifts. If you need advice speak to your insurance provider.

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