Our home is the place where we tend to feel the most secure and happy, that is until someone breaks in. Did you know that 20.3% of Aussie homes have been burgled at some point? Those are quite alarming statistics. But there is a range of measures that you can take to ward off burglars and improve your home safety. Here our experts in keyless entry systems share 5 tips to help you secure your home:
Secure your doors: Keep a close eye on the functionality of your doors and locks. Ensure locks are secured and hinges include 3-inch screws. If you have older locks it may be time to replace them with locks to include anti-saw pins and hardened steel casing, or a more advanced entry system such as a digital door lock.
Secure windows and all sliding glass: Many break-ins occur when a burglar simply slides open a window or glass door that has been left open. Give your glass windows and sliding glass doors extra security by installing stops to prevent them from being opened more than 6 inches, if you aren’t home. Locks should also be placed on all of these areas for added security.
Befriend your neighbours: When it comes to protecting your home from burglary, it can be invaluable to have someone keeping an eye out for you. Tell your neighbours when you are going away so that they might collect your mail or put your bins out, helping to avoid those tell-tale signs of your absence.
Keep your outdoor areas tidy: Avoid leaving anything such as garden tools or ladders sitting around the yard. Also ensure tree limbs are not too close to the roof as these can be climbed for second story access. A yard full of clutter can also help a thief get into your house. For instance, if you leave a ladder in plain sight, it can be used to access the roof or a second story window that may not be locked. Tree limbs that are close to the roof can be used to climb up to the roof as well. It’s also wise to trim your hedges so that there are no hiding places for would be thieves.
Embrace Technology: It’s a fact that thieves avoid homes with cameras and hi-tech security systems. Cameras can be installed both inside and outside your home and at the touch of your phone, you can monitor your home 24/7. Keyless entry systems are also an excellent investment, providing you with a higher level of security as your doors lock automatically without a key and there is no need to leave a spare outside your home.
Here at Keyless Entry Systems, our range of smart door locks and biometric fingerprint door locks in Australia will assist you in protecting your home or business around the clock.
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