The OPP says you need to crime-proof your home this holiday season. If you are going away, have a trusted neighbour keep an eye on your house. Do not announce your absence over social media. Keep outside lights on and consider putting interior lights on a timer.
Store bicycles in the garage or shed and ensure all doors are locked. Keep hedges trimmed as they can be a great hiding spot for criminals. Have someone clear away the snow from your driveway, and collect newspapers or mail.