KT Telecop warns people to secure homes for SeollalKT Telecop, the security arm under mobile carrier KT, has warned people to be careful leaving their homes empty over the Lunar New Year period.
On Tuesday, KT Telecop said most incidents occur during the first day of the holiday period, according to three years of big data it has collected during the Lunar New Year and Chuseok holidays.
Theft is the most commonly reported issue, accounting for 59 percent of incidents, followed by property damage at 24 percent and fire at 17 percent.
A spokesperson from KT said travelling families should keep a tight watch on their front doors and windows before leaving the house to prevent crime.
For those intending to leave the house empty for a long time, KT suggests keeping some lights on at all times so it appears occupied.
By Kim Jee-hee