There has been a slight increase of burglaries in the rural areas recently.
With this in mind Cheshire Police is keen to remind people about the importance of home or business security.
In our busy lives it's easy to forget about your home security. However, there are some simple steps that you can take to secure your property and belongings.
Make sure you close and lock all of your windows and doors before you go leave the house.
Consider using a timer to set your lights and radio to come on while you're out.
Don't leave valuables including purses, handbags and car keys on display or near external doors
Consider security marking valuable items with your house number and postcode with a UV pen, or mark it using property marking kits which consist of a traceable liquid.
Ensure that garages and sheds are locked with strong padlocks and, ideally, fitted with an alarm
Consider installing outside lights – dusk till dawn lights with a low wattage bulb will give a constant light when needed. They switch on as it gets dark and turn off when it gets lighter.
If you have a garage, use it. Always lock your car and your garage door. If you don't have a garage, park on your drive or on a well-lit street.
Never leave anything on display in your vehicle – a bag on the back seat is enough to tempt a thief
Always remove your portable Sat Nav system including any support cradles and suctions pads that are fitted to the windscreen
We are committed to tackling this type of crime, but we need the continued support of members of the public.
"We would urge you to remain vigilant, report any suspicious activity in your area immediately, and to address your own home security measures to make life even more difficult for opportunistic thieves."
Anyone with any information is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101.