The Haliburton Highlands OPP wants you to keep your valuables safe.

Officials say in the past years there has been an increase in theft from cottages, residences, and vehicles in August.

Police say make it look like someone is always home by keeping flyers and papers inside.

They say to keep lawns maintained in the summer, and driveways cleared in the winter.

Officials also advise keeping outside lights on to make it visible for neighbours.