Police are warning householders not to let the current spell of sunny weather blind them to the importance of home security.
Local officers are warning that thieves will be looking to take advantage of open or unlocked doors and windows to steal from houses, garages, sheds and other outbuildings.
They add that as householders and their families spend time outdoors in the warm weather, doors and windows are often left wide open, providing a ready invitation to passing opportunist thieve.
And Tayside Division add that people should also report any suspicious activity in their neighbourhood to the Police Scotland.
Sergeant Dave Small said: “As we move towards summer and the better weather it is essential that home owners take the necessary security measures and lock their doors and windows whilst out enjoying the sunshine.”