Police Scotland are warning homeowners to be extra cautious over the winter
season to help reduce the risk of becoming a crime victim.
At the launch of the force's winter housebreaking campaign, officers issued a
reminder to residents that using a timer switch or leaving a light on when they
go out can dramatically reduce the chance of having a break-in.
Householders are urged to take a few simple steps to secure their homes before
they go out, including: