Five Tips to Make Your Home Safer from Burglars in 2021
Is your home protected from burglars?
Is your home protected from burglars? Current statistics show that one in five homes across Australia will be targeted by a thief at some point. Approximately 2% of Australian homes are robbed each year and in about 30% of cases the thief gains access to the property through the front door. The good news is that there are some simple changes you can make to ensure your home is less likely to get broken into.
No one likes to think about the possibility of their home getting targeted by a thief or prowler, much less having treasured possessions stolen or loved ones hurt, but it’s always better to be prepared for the worst-case scenario. Thieves are often opportunistic and generally look for an easy target; a house without security features and with no one home so that they can break in easily and without being heard. Knowing this, there are some simple things you can do to avoid being the victim of a robbery. The two key points to keep in mind are:
- Can your home be easily broken into? Yes, you may have locked your door, but depending on whether it’s a security door or what sort of locking system it has, it could be easily forced open.
- Is it obvious that you’re not home? Have you been loading the car with luggage and shouting about your holiday? Or showing off about your holiday on social media?
Here are our top five tips to ensure your home is secure and that you don’t get targeted by a thief:
Get to know your neighbours and look out for each other’s homes
If you have a trusted neighbour, ask them to keep an eye on your property when you’re not there. If possible, they can collect your mail, put your bins out or even park in your driveway to make it look like someone’s home.
Install a quality security door
Purchasing an Australian Standards approved security door is a great way to deter thieves from targeting your home. The Australian Standards tests check the strength and durability of a door to ensure that it can withstand a forced break-in attempt. Jim’s Security Doors Melbourne has Melbourne’s best range of security doors to suit all residential design aesthetics and home protection needs. Security doors are also a great safety feature to install to allow residents to answer their door without fear of being attacked or overpowered because they allow the front door to be answered, while acting as a barrier between your home and the person who rang your bell. This is important because in the majority of burglary cases the perpetrator will ring the doorbell or knock on the door of the targeted home to check if it’s uninhabited.
Don’t forget about your windows, garage or other access points to your home
Consider all the potential entrance points to your home and check that they are adequately protected. Don’t forget about access points through your garage or back doors and windows. If you are interested in upgrading your window security, Jim’s Security Doors offers a range of Australian Standards approved security screens and grilles. If you are looking for security doors Frankston then must search online before buy security doors
Consider installing motion-activated outdoor lights
Having a well-lit entrance way is a great home safety feature to have at your home as well as a great way to deter thieves. Burglars depend on not being seen or heard so if your yard and entranceway are well-lit, particularly with sensor-lights, this makes your home a much more challenging target for a thief.
Make sure you actually use your installed security devices
This sounds like a very obvious point to make, but it is surprising how many homes have security features that just don’t get used! If you have a security door, make sure you lock it, if you have security cameras or sensor lights use them!
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