So what is the appropriate course of action to take to protect YOU, YOUR FAMILY and YOUR POSSESSIONS!
Follows these tips and hopefully you will never have to deal with any breakin`s at your property.
When on holidays get a trusted friend or family member to always clear your junk mail from the letter box. Get Australia Post to redirect & hold your mail. Make sure to turn on the alarm system if you have one.
Fit a burglar alarm system and have it monitored. The cost is very affordable now and they are a valuable deterrent. You can activate your alarm when you are away and also when your are at home or when you are asleep. When you go to bed at night you can activate the zones that you don't sleep in, meaning the ground floor of your home can be alarmed while you sleep soundly upstairs. You will have complete peace of mind.
Fit cameras to your home. Many Professional CCTV camera surveillance systems can be relatively affordable and look a whole a lot better than the earlier types. The monitor can go inside a cupboard. Few burglars will want to be captured on video. Should your home be targeted, the Police may have valuable legal evidence to catch and prosecute a thief.
For total security replace existing locks when you move into a new property or if you lose your keys. Pre-owners may have a spare key to the property you now own.
Make an appearance that someone is home. Intruders check properties looking for homeowners who are away from their home. Automatic devices are great ways to turn lights radios, tv`s, etc on and off while you’re out.
Use sensors lights for your front and rear property. This will best deter intruders and they will likely quickly vacate.
Fit security doors and use deadbolt Locks to external doors and windows. Exterior doors should have at least 2.5 cm thick deadbolt locks.
Keep a list of emergency numbers in a handy location. In case of emergency ring 000. Never give out personal information when answering the telephone unless you are certain of confirming the persons identity.
Close your windows and doors at night and when you go out. Home security alarm systems are a great deterrent for burglars as they do not like them! Burglars tend to look for an external siren box when checking out a property. If they see a burglar alarm warning decal or device they will most likely vacate. Follow these steps and the chances are you will never have to face the dilemma of what to do if a burglar breaks in. We have a duty to protect ourselves, our families and our possessions. By following these steps you will always come out a winner!
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