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Keeping Your Home Safe for the Holidays

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With the threat of burglaries during the holiday season, it's vital to protect your homes.

"We know that Christmas time there's going to be presents, and people will be getting gifts and there'll be more stuff in the house," Lt. Jon Traxler with the Hattiesbrug Police Department said.

In order to protect those valuables, he insisted people remember one very crucial thing.

"Make yourself a hard target," he said.

You can do this by making sure your home is well secured, all your windows and doors are locked, leave lights on and let neighbors know when you're going to be out of town so they can help watch for suspicious activity.

Also, he warns to be very cautious with social media.

"We don't recommend posting on Facebook and things like that you're going to be leaving out of town because those who are burglars and prey on that kind of stuff will be out there looking for your house," Traxler said.

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