Arrivals & Departures Making sure you have a happy home coming

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In these trackable, digital days, many travellers like friends to follow their journey. But telling the world you aren’t home can have its pitfalls — so this is just a gentle reminder to think about security while you’re away.

WA Police acknowledge that burglaries often occur when home owners are away on holidays. “A house left empty for some time may be a target for potential intruders,” they warn.

And we turn to them for these suggestions as to how to throw potential burglars off the scent.

"By taking some simple precautions and giving your home a 'lived in' look before you go on holidays, you can substantially reduce the risk of burglary," says a spokesperson.

Some simple steps to protecting your home:

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