How to protect your home
How to protect your home
Whether you’re living with a family, alone or even with friends, protecting your home should be a priority. Household burglary is one of the most widespread crimes in Australia.
There are a number of steps that can be taken to protect your home
Upgrade your security
Installing a home security system provides an extra level of defence for your home. Queensland Security Solutions provides a range of home security services. For more information check the website.
It might sound blatantly obvious, but most break-ins will occur through a weak entry point. Upgrading an old door with a deadlock, installing lockable security screens or window shutters on your windows is a smart investment.
Provide a line of sight to your house
If possible, a clear line of sight from your street to your house will help deter burglars. If your home is surrounded by shrubs, trees or bushes it will provide cover for a burglar while attempting to gain entry to your house.
Identify possible targets
If you have expensive goods living in your garden shed or garage, make sure they are hidden from view. Also make sure they are secured properly. An installed security light can act as an effective deterrent.
If you take a holiday take precautions
Chances are your local burglar hasn’t synchronised their holiday periods with yours. If you’ve taken a trip, your house is extra susceptible to break-ins. For this reason there are certain precautions that can be taken to deter break-ins over holiday periods.
Don’t display the fact you’re out of home. Things like allowing mail to build up or leaving garbage bins out on the street for extended periods will advertise to burglars you’re out of home. This brings us to the next point.
Befriend your neighbours
Becoming friends with your neighbour has a number of advantages. Having friends living next door or even across the road provides another set of ears and eyes over your property, whether you’re at home or away.
Install a new alarm system
As previously mentioned, installing a security system adds an extra layer of security to your house. Paired with taking the fundamental precautions and properly securing your house, a home security or electronic security system can comprehensively protect your house.
As the range of security systems is so broad it’s best to do your homework to find which best suits your property. For more information, check our Queensland Security Solutions web page.
Get a dog
How a dog can protect your home
A dog acts as an effective deterrent to trespassers and unwanted guests. Most people are aware of the companionship a dog can provide but overlook the security and protection.
With professional training, a dog can be taught to apply the effective amount of aggressiveness in the appropriate situation.