There is nothing more important than the safety of your family. When you are at home, you want to feel safe in the knowledge that everyone and everything inside is protected from intruders.
Crime statistics show that over 20% of households have experienced a break in at some point with numbers steadily increasing.
Currently, Australia has the 5th highest burglary rate in the world and has become an important issue for homeowners across the country.
There are a number of ways you can increase the overall security of your home without the need for complex and expensive security systems.
Law enforcement offices agree on the fact, most break ins are ‘crimes of opportunity’. Meaning, the best way to deter the crims, is to make it harder to break in than the next one they see.
Shut blinds and curtains at night.
Seems simple right? If there are some dodgy folk hanging round your neighbourhood, giving them a look into everything in your home isn’t good. If you have house lights on without anything blocking that view into the street, it’s almost like you are giving them a tour of the place. Not only will they know what you have… they will also know where it is.
A good rule of thumb is when you turn on your lights at night, shut any blinds and curtains you have even if its still dusk so they don’t get a peak at what’s inside.
Make sure windows are shut properly
A number of break-ins have been through windows recently, with crims shimmying them open even if they have only the smallest sliver of space between them and the wall. Before you go out or go to sleep, unless your windows have reinforced protection (and maybe even still) make sure they are shut securely.
Install outdoor sensor lights
This can be done relatively low cost and purchased at your local hardware store. Motion sensor lights can be positioned in your garden or front of the house and will light up when motion is detected. Not only will this increase your personal safety if you are outside during the night, but it will also deter crims as they will not light being easily spotted.
Keep your garden tidy
If a crim is looking to skate by without being seen, having a well maintained garden will offer less of an opportunity for them to hide and remain unnoticed. Keeping hedges and shrubs neat and tidy will also re-enforce the fact you are home and taking care of your house, not on holiday or away for extended periods of time.
Smart Security Cameras
For someone wanting to sneak in, the idea that the could be broadcast straight to your smartphone…? Not appealing. Smart security cameras have come a long way and now even offer 2 way communication and the ability to set off alarms from wherever you are. Many of them will come with stickers you can also place around windows in your home to let it be known that you are watching.
Install Roller Shutters
Roller shutters are one of the best things you could do to increase the level of security in your home. Windows are the weakest part of your house and even if shut, can be easily broken into.
Roller Shutters provide a barrier between the outside world and your windows, making your home much harder to forcibly enter.
They also provide a visual deterrent and will make anyone think twice about how difficult it would be to consider breaking in.
The added privacy they provide is also a massive bonus when it comes to home security!!
If you are wanting to upgrade your home with the ultimate home security feature, contact your local service team on 13 11 78 for a complimentary in home consultation and design.