Many Australian homeowners are asking this question, as the next wave of the pandemic hits and the number of unemployed rises, and the good news is there are quite a few things that you can do to make your home less attractive to thieves.
Protect All Entry Points
This would be the obvious solution and with Rockingham security doors and windows, your home will be impenetrable. The latest generation of security screens blend with the surroundings and come in a range of attractive colours, plus the units are made to measure for a perfect fit. When you have security screens installed, you can relax when on holiday, knowing that your home is protected; how much protection do they offer? We think a team of guys with state-of-the-art equipment might get through, after an hour or two, and unless you happen to have the Crown Jewels, that isn’t going to happen.
Probably the best deterrent, a few video cameras placed in prominent locations sends out a strong message to any would-be intruders. The cost of video surveillance equipment has come down a lot in the last few years, so much so that CCTV is a very cost-effective way to protect a property. It’s easy enough to get a few quotes from local security companies and the cost of the system would depend on the size of your property. When you take your annual holiday, a mobile app allows you to view your home in real time and you can’t get any better than that!
If your locks have seen better days, it wouldn’t be difficult for a burglar to access and once inside, they very quickly move through the house, picking up things of value. Talk to a local locksmith and ask him to check all your locks (you can add locks to windows) and replace any that are deemed weak. In the event of a break-in, you should change all locks, just to be on the safe side; you don’t want a return visit in a few months.
The state-of-the-art automatic gates available today definitely send out the right message and with lots of tech add-ons, you can make your property very secure. Yes it’s a big investment, but one that will pay dividends long term, as the value of the property will increase, plus your security is upgraded.
Check your home and if you feel security isn’t what it should be, choose some of the above solutions and rest easy.