Keeping your cottage safe for the winter is important, including doing everything you can to prevent a break in. "Flat screen televisions and other electronics, alcohol and firearms are popular targets, they also get reports of shed and barn break-ins where ATVs, outboard motors and chainsaws are taken." Luckily, we gathered a few ways you can deter thieves. Close all curtains, lock with a deadbolt, and take pictures of everything before you close up. Trail cameras outside could capture pictures if there was a break in, and take anything of great value with you when you leave.