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...
Northern Beaches Crime Rates & What You Can Do About It

Northern Beaches Crime Rates & What You Can Do About It

Are you from Sydney’s Northern Beaches and had your house broken into? You are not alone. There is a certain sense of being personally violated after one has been the victim of a break-in. Immediately you start to second guess yourself and wonder if you remembered to lock all of your doors and windows. Often people wonder whether or not their home security system was sophisticated enough or if they should have purchased more expensive, more reliable locks. In many ways, life in North Beaches is idyllic. Unfortunately, it isn’t without its local crime. Crime Trends In Sydney’s Northern Beaches According to the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (NSW BOSCAR), from January 1999 to December 2015 there were 18,270 break-ins in the Northern Beaches. This averages more than 36 break-ins per month for the areas surveyed during this 504 month period. Since 1999, we have seen a steady decline in break-in crime for the Northern Beaches. The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research – which was established in 1969 – is an agency devoted to researching crime for the purpose of reducing its occurrence in the state of New South Wales. It also evaluates the criminal justice system in general. Break-ins (Dwellings) In New South Wales there were 31573 break-ins from the period of January 2015 to December 2015. According to the NSW BOCSAR, in 2015 the Northern Beaches had over 459 break-ins for residential dwellings. 84 of these break-ins were from Manly, 87 break-ins occurred in Pittwater, and Warringah had the highest with 288 break-ins to residential dwellings Break-ins (Non-dwellings) In New South Wales there...