Here at Keyless Entry Systems, our experts in digital door locks in Australia explain that just like you, we are also excited for the holiday season. However, when it comes to home security, you could be at risk of intruders, while you are off enjoying your well-deserved break.
When it comes to any kind of holiday period around the world, thieves are more likely than ever to see these times as an opportunity to raid an empty home. In 2017 there were close to 250,000 homes involved in a burglary, which is one break in, every three minutes.
Keeping these alarming figures in mind, it’s vital to ensure your home is adequately prepared over the holiday break, in case an opportunistic intruder comes calling when you aren’t there.
Here our experts in digital door locks in Australia, share some home security tips for the upcoming holiday season:
Know your neighbours: Make friends with your neighbours or people who live nearby. This can be enormously helpful for the times you decide to get out of town. They can water your plants, feed your cat or pick up the mail so letters aren’t falling out of the mailbox. You can do the same for them when they are away. It’s always helpful having someone to keep an eye on things, especially when you are away.
Tidy your property: It is especially important to keep a clear line of sight from the street to your home. Remove any overgrown shrubs or bushes that could conceal an intruder trying to enter your home. Avoid having anything lying around that would allow a thief to climb onto the roof or up to a higher window, such as a ladder.
Make it look as though you are home: Consider adding Smart Home Automation products like ZWave to set “scenes” to automatically turn your lights and TV on and off automatically. Alternatively use smart globes that can be turned on and off remotely by an app on your phone. Also set timers for TV’s to come on randomly.
Check your security systems: With holidays coming up, now is the best time to update your home security. Take those basic security measures, such as checking the locking ability of your windows and doors, then replacing or fixing any faulty or broken locks. Take the opportunity to look at installing a wireless camera along with new keyless entry digital door locks which can be operated through your smart phone.
Here at Keyless Entry Systems, we are suppliers and installers of quality digital door locks in Australia. Find out more about smart locks here: https://www.keylessentrysystems.com.au/product/