Security Mistakes That Intruders Love & How To Combat Them

Security Mistakes That Intruders Love & How To Combat Them

The thing about break-ins is that most of the time there is no warning before it happens. One day you will be out at work, to suddenly come home to your belongings scattered all over the place and precious items are missing. So, just as the scout motto goes “be prepared,” one thing you can do is treat your home as your fortress in case. Don’t let anything fall by the wayside. There are some silly mistakes that a home owner should never be caught making. These errors make it easy for the intruder to gain access to your home. In this article, I will address some of these little mistakes and what you can do to avoid them. Security Mistakes Due To DIY DIY can save you a lot of money and teach you some new skills along the way, but there are times and areas where it’s best to call a professional. Home security is one of those instances. Here are some of the silly mistakes common when people try to install home security systems themselves. Self Security System Installation As much as this would save cost, it is not a good idea to install your security system yourself. The chances are, you would end up misconnecting a wire, damaging the system or unknowingly make it inefficient. A serious intruder would check for flaws in your system. If it is not professionally installed, he would most likely find a flaw quickly and gain access to your home in no time at all. Lack Of Maintenance Many home owners don’t know how to maintain their security system. As...
10 Home Security Tips To Protect Your Family From Burglars

10 Home Security Tips To Protect Your Family From Burglars

Have you ever had your home broken into? It’s a horrible experience. The knowledge and feeling of your personal space being violated and knowing that strangers had rifled through your personal belongings is nauseating. However, in my line of work I see this kind of heartache all the time. The worst thing is these scary circumstances could have been avoided with a few simple security measures. Here are my top 10 tips to protecting you family from intruders. 1. Secure Your Front And Back Doors Your front and back doors and your first line of defense against intruders. It makes sense to ensure they are the most secure. The first thing you can do to make sure your door secure is to install a deadbolt. Double cylinder deadbolts are one of the best residential locks you can get for your home. Don’t go with the cheap $5 option you find in your local hardware store. These are often flimsy and easy to break into. Choose a quality deadbolt which usually starts around $40 and make sure it is installed correctly by a professional. I recommend your door is made of solid wood or metal. This makes it incredibly hard for intruders to break down your door. Often I see people with a solid front door but they forget about the back door. All entrances to your home should have a solid door. Also, make sure that any glass you may have near your door is not near the door handle. Criminals can easily break the window, reach in and open the door from the inside. For added safety, consider...
Electronic Security Systems For Sydney Homes & Businesses

Electronic Security Systems For Sydney Homes & Businesses

It is the digital age and we are all thriving on making things better for ourselves so that we shape our current and future both. One of the main things that homes and businesses strive and attempt to put in and install are electronic security systems. When choosing an electronic security system for your home or business, it is important to install state of the art systems to ensure the security is up to date. If you are looking to get a nice electronic security system for your home and don’t know where to start, here is a guide that can help. Three Top Electronic Security Systems If you are looking for some nice electronic security systems, here are the top three you can choose from: Vivint Vivint ensures and guarantees security for your system and it comes in three different packages to meet your tailored needs. The first is the Vivint Starter- Priced at $39.99 per month, the starter package comes with round the clock monitoring, remote access, and control, a 5 points security equipment for free and a touch screen Vivint skycontrol panel. Contrarily, the Smart Protect package starts at $53.99 per month and comes with 24/7 monitoring, 7 points of security equipment for free, remote access and control and touchscreen Vivint skycontrol panel. Finally, the Vivint Smart Control starts at $60.99 per month and it comes with round the clock monitoring, 9 points of security equipment free, 1 or more smart home services, removes access and control and a touchscreen Vivint skycontrol panel. Ideal for homes and businesses alike, Vivint makes for a great home electronic...
Apartment Security In The Sydney CBD

Apartment Security In The Sydney CBD

Welcome to Sydney CBD the home of business and awesome entertainment. If you are a business executive, entrepreneur, business investor or just someone that likes to stay where the action is, well you have come to the right place. There is no better place for you than here at the Sydney Central. That is why we have decided to do everything within our power to ensure that your stay here in Sydney CBD is as peaceful and pleasant as possible. The crime rate here in Sydney CBD is relatively low but still it does happen and you can’t be too careful about it. Burglary is one of the most common threats that apartment owners are faced with and eighty percent of burglary attacks are committed during the day. This is because during these time you would or should probably be at the workplace taking care of one thing or the other and not at home. Another common time of the attack is during the night when they are sure not to meet anyone at home, maybe because they’ve all gone on a vacation. So here are some helpful action plan that you would need to execute to prevent being made part of the statistics of this common crime. Check Your Locks The most common entry point for burglars is the balcony door and the garage door. Every professional burglar knows that these doors are usually the weakest point in the security chain. Knowing this now, please make it a point of duty to reinforce these locks today. Here is the thing, a burglar would always go for the easy...
Physical Security Tips For North Shore Businesses

Physical Security Tips For North Shore Businesses

Blind spots, dark corners, hiding places, and vulnerabilities around the perimeter of your business are not something that you should ignore or dismiss in NSW just because you have a tight budget. Store security and surveillance may be something that is expected for large businesses, but every small business owner should put some time into evaluating and planning their physical security needs. Evaluation The old lock and key protection for your property is not the best way to secure your business. Whether you live in the Northern Suburbs or the heart of Sydney, you need to have some level of control over the access of your business. This is not just to protect your business from burglaries, but also to prevent possible inside jobs as well. Trade secrets and access to financial information are all examples of valuable assets that must be secured by a reliable foundation of physical security. Having a commercial locksmith install locks that cannot be picked by traditional lock-picking tools is a lifesaver. Security Packages Along with having reliable doors and locks on cabinets inside your place of business, having a security alarm that can be triggered or switched on whenever there is an emergency of any kind is an extremely worthwhile investment. You can purchase security systems that include monitoring, digital sensors, electronic passcodes, and tiered access so that you can micromanage every aspect of your security system. This is a safer and more modernized alternative than relying completely on lock-and-key systems, which can be easily exploited by past employees or amateur burglars. Surveillance Hiring security guards to physically prevent break-ins can be expensive,...
Home Security Tips If You Live On The North Shore

Home Security Tips If You Live On The North Shore

In Australia, a house is broken into, every 5 minutes. The Northern suburbs of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia is not left out of this mess. So if you live or have come to stay on the North Shore of Sydney, NSW especially in the Northern Suburbs, like Mosman and Hornsby, you’ll want to make sure you have an effective security system that will ensure that your house is not broken into. Below are some security tips or measures you can take that will ensure the safety of your home and your family. Installation Of Alarm Systems There are a lot of houses that haven’t been rigged with security alarms. If your house is on this list, you need to get an alarm system installed in your home. Nowadays, there are alarm systems that will detect and warn you if you have left any door or window unlocked. Fixing this kind of system in your home will ensure that your home is safe from break-ins since it will alert the whole neighbourhood if there’s an eventual break-in. In the North Shore, you can find competent companies that make and install effective alarm systems including our local North Shore Locksmiths. With the alarm system, you have one less thing to worry about. Be Wary Of Social Media You never can tell who’s watching you, who wants to break into your house or who wants to hurt you or any member of your family. Posting when you are leaving your home on social media can cause problems for you especially if you are going to be away for an extended period...