According to the FBI, nearly 400,000 burglaries take place in the U.S. during the holiday season annually.  Like the popular movie, "Home Alone,"  make every effort to make your home look lived in---even when you're not there!

Sioux Falls Police Information Officer Sam Clemens offers safety tips for your residence.

"Make sure windows and doors are locked, even if you're leaving your home for a brief period.  If you're traveling, be sure to have someone collect your mail, consider an automatic timer for your lights, stop newspaper delivery, make sure someone shovels snow and keep a vehicle in the driveway if possible."