Advice from The Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network
-Keep windows and doors shut, locked and in good condition
-Property mark your valuables with a UV pen or forensic property marking kit, then register on www.immobilise.com. Make a note of all model numbers and serial numbers of all electrical items.
-Use a timer switches to make your home look occupied in the evenings
-Perhaps purchase a fake/simulated TV device which lights up a room like a real TV.
-Ensure car keys are safely stored away from the front door
-Keep tools and ladders locked away out of sight.