Extremely cold temperatures may keep you bundled up in your home during winter, but for thieves it’s an opportunity.

The Northeast OPP has some tips to prevent theft in the winter, especially those sheds locked up for the season.

Police say it doesn’t take much to cut a pad lock and it can be done relatively quietly.

Police say when you’re out of town you can make it appear you’re home by setting timers on lights near windows.

The OPP says motion lighting draws attention to any unwanted presence on your property.

For more safety tips you can contact your local OPP station or check out crime prevention tips here.