Anyone with a stash of gadgets and
other gifts in their homes during this time of year may want to heed
some expert advice to make sure their stuff stays safe.
Unfortunately, the holiday season
between Christmas and New Year's is ripe for crime. Thieves know
people aren't home as it's common to visit family and friends, making
homes vulnerable to crime.
And if you think having a lock on your
home's front door is enough – that's not the case anymore.
According to a report in the Globe and Mail, the bad guys are getting
high tech these days.
In one case, a thief cut through the
roof to rob a home. Other thieves are as acrobatic as circus
performers, jumping between rooftops with loot.
Where does the tech come in? When
thieves monitor social media to decide who – and when – to
Out of town? While it's nice to brag
you're on the beach soaking up the sun like a pasty Canadian avoiding
the cold, don't. An Instagram or Facebook photo from the land of sand
and sun could tip off thieves that you're away – and your gadgets
are sitting idle at home waiting for an unwelcome visitor.