STUDENTS in Huddersfield are being urged to `light up' when they go out on the town.
With dark nights closing in, students are being offered special switches to turn on house lights and give the impression someone is at home.
The police scheme is being supported by the Ikea store store.
The chain is offering the free timer switches to student shoppers.
"As nights grow darker earlier we begin to see the number of burglaries rise," said Det Insp John Birkenshaw, the West Yorkshire force's crime reduction officer.
"Last year's Ikea offer proved very successful with students, who welcomed the opportunity to protect their digs."
The switches trigger lights at a pre-set time.
"Student accommodation often has a number of people all living together who may go out at the same time," said Ikea spokeswoman Laura Addison.
The offer finishes at the end of October.