Home Security Advise

 

 
We all want to feel safe in our homes. This is where we raise our children and this is where we should feel the safest. Sometime no matter how hard we try someone takes that little piece of our life by entering our home without permission.
If you follow our tips hopefully you can feel better knowing you did the best you could at securing your home. We donít need to make our homes into fortresses, but taking a few simple measures to protect your home will help to make it a no-go zone for thieves. And finally, why not help your neighbours and sign up to a local Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.
Invest and maintain reliable dead locks on doors and key operated window locks. These devices ward off burglary attempts.

Trim tall landscaping to the height of your windowsills. Hedges provide hiding places for would-be burglars.
 

Install peepholes with magnifying lenses on your doors. This lets you see who's at your door - without opening it.
Leave your outside lights on at night. If your neighourhood is dimly lit, ask your local authorities to add streetlights or replace existing bulbs with ones of higher wattage.

Permanently mark your valuables to make it easier for the police to return them to you if they are stolen. National Insurance numbers and  driver's license numbers work best. Keep a record of marked objects.

Tune the stereo or TV to your favorite station when you leave the  house. To a burglar it means that someone's home.

Close and lock garage doors. Not only does this protect valuables stored there, it also prevents access to your house.
Park an additional car in your driveway or ask a neighbour to park there when away for an overnight trip. It gives the appearance that  someone's always home and prevents burglars from backing a van into  the drive for easy loading.
 
Leave a pair of worn work boots at your front door step to give the appearance somebody is home.
If you leave a spare key outside, be creative. Burglars routinely check under flowerpots and welcome mats and on window ledges.

Ask a neighbour to collect newspapers and mail when you're away. If you'll be gone for an extended period, hire someone to take care of  your lawn or even to housesit. Most important, make sure your neighbours know when you will leave and when you will return.

Neighbourhood Watch Link

Victoria Police Link

 

 

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