School holiday security /Yale/Yale_co_uk/app.png Close and lock all windows, doors, sheds and gates before you head off, and try to avoid leaving spare keys outside your house or valuable items on display. To keep your house super secure it’s a good idea to invest in a home alarm. Research shows that 60% of attempted robberies carried out on homes fitted with a burglar alarm are unsuccessful and that many thieves are put off from targeting a house that has a visible alarm system.Outdoor expensive items such as BBQs and patio heaters should be locked away in a shed and secured with a padlock. For further advice the Yale Crime Watcher app offers straightforward hints and tips for securing each part of the home. Search Yale Crime Watcher on the app store.