During the festive season, we want to make sure Santa Claus is the only surprise guest your home receives. Unfortunately, December has become both the most joyful time of the year and a notorious time for crime.
Recently, global crime trends have revealed that crimes increase over the festive season. As a matter of fact, crimes such as break-ins, burglaries and theft are more popular over December and January.
According to some, this increase in crime may be linked to the fact that people often struggle financially during this period.
Homes often become targets during the festive season because people become too relaxed with security. Ultimately, small things like not setting your alarm before leaving the house, or leaving doors unlocked are part of the reason people become targets.
At the Australian Security Company, we strive to keep you, your family, possessions and property safe. That’s why we’ve put together some handy tips to help you keep safe. Here are three tips tohelp you improve your security over the festive season:
Festive Season Tip 1: Assess your security
Most homes have an alarm system, but that doesn’t mean you’re 100% protected. In fact, did you know alarm systems need updating and servicing to ensure they work properly? A faulty or outdated alarm system could not only leave you vulnerable – it could also be the reason your home becomes a target.
Before the festive season is in full swing, we suggest assessing your security system to ensure it’s working properly and is up to date.
If you’d like to find out more about outdated security systems, read our blog post “An Outdated Home Security System Could Cost You“.
Festive Season Tip 2: Upgrading your security
Security systems don’t last a lifetime and, unfortunately, criminals are becoming smarter and bolder.
Upgrading your security system to include alarm verification, security cameras and video verification are a few ways you can give yourself peace of mind for Christmas this year. Not to mention, these security measures also act as a deterrent.
Festive Season Tip 3: Make security a habit
This is possibly the easiest part of making sure your security system works for you. On a daily basis, you should make sure you set your alarm correctly before leaving your home. You should also make a habit out of securing all assess points.
Ultimately, poor security habits don’t only put you at risk, they also put your family in danger. Leaving a door open or a window unlocked could be the difference between a Merry Christmas, or a Christmas spent with the police, reporting a crime.
If you’d like an obligation-free security assessment of your home, please contact us: https://aussec.com.au/contact-us/.
Alternatively, if you have security questions, or need advice on selecting a security system to suit your needs, we’d be happy to assist you.