At AustGuard Security Services, we specialise in protecting Perth properties with advanced security alarms, CCTV cameras and keyless access locks. All of these serve to deter would-be burglars, but there’s always more that you can do as a property owner. In this post, we’ll offer a few hints and tips to ensure the security of your property.
The foundation of any home security system begins with the following two measures:
Deadlocks create a strong barrier of defence against intruders and ensure that anyone intent on breaking in will have to invest substantial time and energy in the process – and the same goes for patio bolts. Just bear in mind that – when installing dual-cylinder key operated locks – it’s important that a key is located relatively close to the door on the inside so that occupants who need to rush out in case of an emergency can quickly unlock the door.
High-quality locks are a non-negotiable aspect of a reliable home security system, but there are many other considerations to take into account. Most importantly, you must take inventory of your home or business and identify all of its potential points of access. After all, burglars don’t necessarily have to enter through the door.
The next points of entry to secure on any home or business are the windows. This is a common access point for burglars for three main reasons:
You can shore up the security of your windows by installing single cylinder locks on all of them. However, it is also worth considering the strength of glass in each accessible window. One possibility is to install break-resistant glass for each pane, though this is a fairly large task. If you’re not prepared to do that, then consider installing security grills or – better yet – security screens. Either of these will help to maintain a defensive barrier for your property even if the window glass is broken.
It’s wise to make a habit out of checking your windows to ensure they are locked. It’s extremely easy to overlook this seemingly minor detail, and doing so is tantamount to leaving a door unlocked.
Finally, there is one other common point of entry that homeowners can easily overlook – the garage door. Always make sure that your garage door is closed and securely locked when you leave the house. Furthermore, invest in a strong security door at the access point between the garage and the house. This way, if a burglar is able to gain access to your garage, there will still be a strong barrier keeping them out of the house.
In addition to safeguarding all entryways, sliding doors, windows and garage doors, there are several other steps you can take to ensure that your property remains safe and secure. Here are a few miscellaneous tips to keep in mind:
Break-ins and burglaries are an unfortunate part of life. They occur more often than you probably realise, and there’s nothing quite as disheartening as that sinking feeling that sets in when you realise that a stranger has been in your home going through your private things.
Following these tips goes a long way toward bolstering the security of your property. But there’s no such thing as a 100 per cent secure property. That’s why it’s also important to install a state-of-the-art security system.
There’s only so much you can do to keep burglars and intruders out of your home or business. But with a security system in place, you can rest assured that – in the event someone does gain access to your property – you and the authorities will be notified in a timely manner. And the reality is, when a would-be burglar can clearly see that your property is protected by an advanced security system, they’re much more likely to keep looking for an easier target.
We offer premium home alarm systems and commercial property alarms for Perth properties. You can browse the details of our security alarms and related services right here on our website. And should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us on 1300 883 898.