Did you know it takes longer to make a cup of tea than to break into your home!
It only takes two minutes for a thief to break into your home – here’s how to upgrade your security and make it harder for them.
Upgrade your locks to better quality and stronger locks on your door. Also, get the locksmith to check the strength of the door, door jam and the doorframe. If these are compromised, it doesn’t matter what kind of lock you have, the thief will just kick the door open!
This is the most common way that robbers break into your home – through an open window. Other than ensuring that every window is closed before you leave the house, window locks will help in stopping the thief from getting into your home through the window. There are also window locks that allow you to keep the window open slightly so you can have fresh air and be secure at the same time.
An alarm system is a great deterrent for a thief, many thieves will not even try breaking into a home with an alarm system. An alarm system is hard for a robber to disengage without the correct code and a back to base security alarm gives you the added peace of mind that a security company is looking after your wellbeing.
This is an inexpensive way to capture thieves in action. They can be installed inside and outside the home. Not only do they deter thieves they also provide evidence for police to find the thieves.
Security that doesn’t cost anything
There are lots of simple things you can do to deter a thief from breaking into your home.
Make sure the house looks like someone is home – leave lights on, play some music or leave the television on.
Don’t leave a key outside under a rock or in the letterbox – thieves know your best hiding spots!
Social media (yes, social media!) – ensure your profile is set to private, don’t post photos of your house or nearby landmarks, and don’t broadcast your travel plans if you will be away for a long period of time.