Social media is a great way to check in with friends and show off all the cool things you're doing. Unfortunately, while you're trying to make your friends jealous by splashing pictures of yourself drinking Mai Tais on a beach, burglars may be checking up on you and using that information to raid your home. This infographic shows some of the key ways criminals use social media to find out what you're up to. It also provides some advice on how to lock down your profile. If you want to play it safe, it might best to avoid posting pictures of your latest trip - or at least not straight from the beach.

INFOGRAPHIC How Burglars Are Using Social Media

How Burglars Are Using Using Social Media Infographic – An infographic by the team at Distinctive Doors