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How to reduce the risk of a home burglary

December 16, 2016 at 4:30 am

The possibility of a home burglary occurring is something that is in the back of our minds on a daily basis.  We hear of police reports on crime and it’s a reminder that maintaining high levels of personal security is extremely important.  Interestingly there tends to be an increased risk of home burglary during the summer holiday months, with a definite spike in crime observed from November to January.  So now is the peak time for home burglaries, it is a timely reminder to be cautious and do what you can to reduce the risk of a home burglary.

Our home is the one place that we should be allowed to feel safe and secure, so here are some added tips to help reduce the risk of an unwanted intruder:

Lock up your house as part of your constant routine, including when at home during the day.    Home burglary can occur at any time of the day, and it is opportunistic crimes whereby an unlocked door or window provides easy access for a quick entry.

Consider getting a dog, they are a great deterrent for would be thieves.   Even small indoor dogs can be highly effective for raising the alarm of something occurring, and scare away unwanted intruders.

Keep yard and gardens well maintained to reduce bushes and shrubs that provide an ideal hiding place.

Valuables should be kept out of sight from people passing by; privacy curtains can help reduce people seeing what is inside the home, and keep items in the yard secured away when not in use.

All of these measures are great additional precautions; however having professional security installed is going to be a far more effective at reducing the risk of home burglary.  The Australian Security Company is committed to helping you be secure in your home.  They offer a wide range of products and services to provide you with peace of mind in securing your home.  Contact the team today to discuss your security concerns and they can tailor solutions to meet your requirements.  From all our team we wish you a happy and safe holiday season.