With many Dixon residents likely traveling out of town for the holidays, the city is suggesting a simple measure to make your home less of a target:
Don't leave telephone answering machine messages such as "You've reached the Taylor's; we're away celebrating the holidays...leave a message."
Bad guys see this as an invitation to commit crime by breaking into your home.
What do you do to protect your home during the holiday season? Leave your best safety tips in the comments section below.