Burglar-proofing is important all year round, but especially at the holidays. Burglars look for obvious signs that you are gone. Burglar-proofing your home from break-ins while you and your family are away is easy by following these tips. Use light timers, have a neighbor collect your mail and newspapers, and ask your local police force if they have a vacant house patrol. Also, if you have recently bought expensive holiday gifts like electronics or jewelry, store them somewhere else until you get home. This will ensure that your home is properly burglar-proofed and safe from intruders while you are away.