Home Security Tips Perth
Security tips to lower your chance of a break in
Follow these security 5 tips to make your home safe in Perth. We are a security company and yes we want you to purchase our products and services to make your home safe from burglaries. However it is also important to us that other steps are taken to lower the risk of burglary at your home and keep you and your family safe.
One of the biggest things to keep in mind is burglars are not trained in how to burgle, they are opportunistic, this means following these below steps could be the difference between a criminal breaking in, or moving on somewhere else.
1. Investing in a good quality home security system
We quite often come across clients who are pro CCTV and against alarm systems and vise versa. We recommend a whole approach to your security system and recommend rather than stacking one or the other. If budget constraints are applicable select a basic CCTV system that covers key entry points and pair it with a self monitored alarm system that alerts you of an entry, then refer to CCTV footage for verification.
An intercom system also allows you to greet people before opening doors, this creates a barrier between you and potential criminals who may be looking to push their way into your home when you open your door.
2. Quality door & window locks
Poor quality door & window locks are easy to bypass and make it easy for burglars to entry your home. They may not be professionals but they do learn how certain types of locks operate and if you windows are loosely locked and insecure chances are they will get in to your property. Double glazing on windows also makes it harder to smash their way in.
3. Sensor Lights
Criminals who are looking to break in to properties don’t like to be seen, this makes quality sensor lighting a great prevention measure as they will light up the area where the movement occurs. They can be purchased with LED lights for energy efficiency and have inbuilt light sensors which only allow for night operation which means you won’t need to turn them on and off every day.
4. Lock up your valuables with a quality safe
More often than not criminals carry small backpacks and are looking for small, high value items such as jewelry and gold. This makes having a good quality fire rated safe a great deterrent. If you have a security system your sirens will be screaming and the sense of urgency will be pushing the criminal to hurry out. Having your small valuables locked in a safe more often than not will save them from theft. When installing a safe be sure it is installed correctly to stop them taking the safe.
5. Get a Pet dog
It is proven that mans best friend is a great deterrent for burglars as they like to be hidden from sight and from sound. Dogs have fantastic hearing that burglars cannot defeat. Quite often when you hear dogs barking in the night, people are walking the streets. Another advantageous reason is that dogs can bite, this also works as a deterrent for unwanted visitors.
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