With the count down to Christmas already under way, most people are concerned with getting all of their shopping done (or are yet to start), with home security far down the list.
As burglaries are on the rise this year, it is worth considering our social media activity over the festive period as it could potentially be an invitation to thieves. According to a recent AA Home Insurance survey of about 5,500 participants, 72% of us are planning on ramping up our home security this Christmas.
What’s more, some 8% say they are likely to post about their Christmas haul on social media. Equally alarming is that a further 15% admit they will likely alert their network, and possibly potential intruders, as to their whereabouts via ‘check-in’ status updates on platforms such as Facebook.