With break-ins across the country set to rise during the dark winter months, watch our video for expert advice on securing your home.
According to Halifax Home Insurance, the average cost of a burglary during the British winter is a hefty £1,746, an increase of 14% when compared to claims made during the summer.
The reason for the spike in break-ins during the winter is due to the short days and long nights which provide the perfect cover for opportunist thieves.
So what can we do to deter the thieves and avoid the shock, expense and emotional distress of being burgled?
Get top tips from the experts on how to keep the burglars at bay this winter.