We feel the safest and most secure inside our homes. That is why the idea of someone breaking in and stealing our belongings can be pretty distressing for many of us.
According to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, about one in ten Australian homes were victims of domestic crime from 2020 to 2021, including everything from break-ins and burglaries to car theft and property damage. To add, 4.3% of Australian households experienced at least one break-in (or attempted break-in) during the last 12 months.
To keep your homes, properties, and family safe, here are five security tips to prevent any break-ins.
Keep Valuables Out of Sight & Lock Up
Keep valuable, small personal items like jewellery hidden.
General rule: make items like these hard to find. Or invest in a safe.
Acting Senior Sergeant Fioriti shares that unlocked windows and doors are used in most residential burglaries. A quick and easy strategy to protect your home is to keep the doors and windows closed anytime you leave. Ensure your garage door is closed, and all doors and windows are locked before leaving.
Don’t Leave Keys or Any Valuables Outside
Never leave your wallet or keys near the door or in any other place where a thief could see them or break a glass panel to get to them. More criminals are breaking into houses to steal car keys so they can take your automobile. At the same time, wallets and credit cards are easy targets for thieves.
Never hide your keys outside of your house. Instead, leave them with a neighbour or friend you may trust, or spend money on a high-quality lock box/key safe.
Don’t Share Photos Online
While you might be eager to share your travel plans with everyone and post photos online while you're gone, doing so could make you a target for a break-in.
Hire a House Sitter or Inform Trusted Neighbours that You’re Away
So your mailbox doesn't overflow, ask someone to collect your mail.
Keep a light on inside.
Hire someone to water your plants and keep an eye on your home, and inform your neighbours of your absence so they can watch your house and call the police if they notice anything unusual.
Consider Additional Security like a Digital or Smart Door Lock
Secure your house and your loved ones around the clock, even when you're not at home, given the rising number of crimes that occur every day.
Digital Door Locks can help you achieve this.
In general, adding a smart home security system is a good idea if you want to enhance your present home security system. You must update your home security system if you are remodelling your house and replacing your appliances.
After all, a deadbolt lock is unquestionably simpler to pick or break than a smart home security lock.
You can unlock your doors in various ways if your home has the most recent smart lock technology:
- Using a home security app on your smartphone to control the lock remotely
- Using a fingerprint scanner embedded in the smart lock
- Typing out a home security PIN code onto a keypad
- Scanning an RFID home security tag
- Even using a good old-fashioned key
At Digital Door Locks, you can get many different types of security locks, including;
- Deadbolt door locks
- Fingerprint door locks
- Mortise door locks
- Non-handle door locks
- PIN code door locks
- Push-pull handle door locks
If you need assistance in improving your home security system by adding a digital or smart lock, we’re here to help you.
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Contact us when you're prepared to assemble your Smart Security System. We'll work with you to ensure your house is as secure as possible.