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 of time.
To make sure you are safely secured, never post when you are leaving your home on social media, or how long it will take you to get back or where you are actually going to, on social media.
Secure Your Doors & Windows
Fixing authentic and original deadbolts on your doors and windows will help you keep intruders out of your home. Ensure that these deadbolts are installed by someone who knows his job, a real professional.
Check your doors, make sure they are of solid contractions. Metal doors and solid wood doors are the best when it comes to keeping intruders out. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT, use doors that have glasses near their door knobs. Yes, they may look fanciful and elegant for your home but they are easy to break into. So, if you want to ensure that you get an all-round home protection, forget the “close-to-doorknobs-glass” doors.
Having a peephole is also another way of ensuring that your home is safe. This way, you’ll identify the person at the door before opening up your home. One more thing, whether you are at home or not, always keep your doors locked.
We all know that a lot of burglars like operating in the dark. Having security lightings can foil burglary attempts. Once the burglar puts off the light, the security lighting comes on and bam, you can identify who the burglar is or if you are strong enough, apprehend the burglar.
Make sure the lighting is fixed by professionals and tell them to explain how it works in detail for you to be able to understand how everything works.
Do A Quick Security Check
You can check in with the local locksmiths for security checks on your entryways. Local locksmiths are up to date with local North Shore crime and will have ideas on the best kind of lock you should put on your doors and windows. They are familiar with the locks, especially the ones that are easy to break into, so their advice is priceless. Get details from them and your house will safer.
Build A Good Rapport With Your Neighbours
Australia is known for its cool and endearing neighbors. The North Shore is not left out of this “good neighbor” category. Building a very good relationship with your neighbors is another way of ensuring the safety of your home.
Building a good relationship with them will give you the benefit of asking them to keep an eye on your house when you are away and you doing the same while they are away. You will also have the opportunity of getting in on their gossip where you can learn about break-ins that have happened in the past or recently before you moved in.
The North Shore is a beautiful place to live. With these simple tips, you can be sure you and your family will be safe and sound.
So how do you keep your home safe and secure?