Albany Police want to make sure you and your home stay safe this holiday season.
Home and car break-ins are common this time of year.
Officers say you can make yourself a tougher target by installing stronger locks, Window pins, alarm systems, and extra lights around your home.
They also encourage parents to wait to put Christmas presents under the tree until Christmas Eve.
"If parents can hold those presents off until Christmas Eve,” said Brian Covington, Albany Police Department. “Right now don't have anything or have the bare minimum underneath your tree right now. In the event that your home is burglarized, then you won't stand a chance of losing those big ticketed items."
They also encourage shoppers to be aware of their surroundings at all times and not to leave valuable items in their cars.