Are you constantly worried about unwanted intruders every time you’re home alone? Your home should be a place of safety and comfort, where you can relax and feel secure. Whether you live in an area where crime is more prevalent or you just want to have peace of mind knowing your home is 100 per cent secure, there’s a number of simple things you can do to help protect your home. From installing an alarm system and hiding your spare key to putting up signs and using basic common sense, we’ve supplied a few tips so you can sleep easier at night.
Use common sense & avoid laziness
It’s important that all occupants of your home—particularly the kids—are in the habit of locking the door before they go to bed or whenever they leave the house. If you have a forgetful house member, you’ll need to reiterate the importance of this as you may not be liable for insurance payouts if your house is unlocked. Even if you’re leaving the house to go to the corner store or something as little as some gardening, you can never be too safe!
No hidden house keys
While we all hate locking ourselves out of our home, it’s important that you don’t have a hidden key as a backup. Whether it’s under the doormat, on a nearby pot plant or in the mailbox, burglars know all the secret hiding spots and it won’t take them long to sniff it out.
Foreboding signs are a great way to scare away any potential robbers—regardless if they’re truthful or not. Signs indicating that your home has an alarm system are usually handy for keeping burglars away.
For obvious reasons, burglars are much more likely to break into a house they feel is unoccupied. You can purchase timers for your home that connect to your lighting or TV and turn them on in intervals—giving your place the someone-is-at-home look.
If you’re looking for an anti-theft solution and don’t mind splashing a little cash, installing an alarm system is perhaps the most effective method. These security systems use motion sensor technology to ensure your home stays safe. Call your local Southern Highlands security alarms expert today for a quote!
Ensure your home is protected
Whether you wan’t to make your home more safe with better fencing or need secure doors in case the unthinkable happens, there’s a number of tradies in your area who will be happy to help.
For everything blinds, awnings, screens, doors and shutters, contact the versatile team at Graham’s Blinds. With more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, they can provide a personalised service using only the highest quality, locally manufactured products. Need some security doors and windows installed for peace of mind? Graham’s Blinds will be happy to help with a fast and affordable service. When it comes to protecting your privacy, Graham’s Blinds are your one-stop shop.
Servicing: Southern Highlands
Hire a Southern Highlands fencing expert
If you want the boundaries of your property to be more safe, have the experts at Osbourne Fencing build you a secure fence or gate. Specialising in rural post and rail installation, they also have a range of other services including automatic gate and diamond-mesh fencing installation, as well as fence painting, entranceways and more. Whether you’re looking for a solid structure to keep out any trespassers or you need to secure your wandering cattle, call the team at Osbourne Fencing for a quote today!
Servicing: Southern Highlands
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