The fact is that criminals are getting more creative in identifying houses that have weak links in their home security not only by what they can see by driving by your home, but also by what you do online, what you talk about out and about and key signs that someone is about to go on holidays or works away from home, and your every day patterns.
Alarm systems, sensor lights, good security screens and not leaving your spare keys in obvious places are all simple steps to upgrading your home security. This all has to be taken into consideration in relation to your neighbourhood, whether you live in a cul de sac or a busy street.
What are the easiest steps you can take to improve your home security?
Sensor lights; solar powered is ideal or hard wired by an electrician.
Security screens without the keys left in them and a security guard on your screen door so the fly screen can not be cut for easy access. Also look at improving the security on the ground floor windows of your home if they do not already have bars on them. Although at a recent security event we were told how some crims cut the bars off to gain access to the home, so it is a networked security solution that is definitely required.
An external/internal alarm/cctv system that allows you to turn on the sensors in the part of the home you are not in, controlled through your smart device; tablet or phone.
Digital Door locks; with custom codes for trades people, visiting extended family members, the kids, with an app notification to your phone which also allows the ability to revoke access anytime.
If you have spare keys for visitors or tradies, consider a Key Safe - link to blog post here.
ALWAYS LOCK YOUR GARAGE; no matter what, lock it. Opportunity = risk.
For security solutions when you are travelling please consider these suggestions;
The biggest things to remember is, don't leave things on the front deck or with the windows open (curtains/blinds open) so that opportunists can't easily identify if your home is a worthwhile risk.
If you have some concerns with your home security, we would love to nut out some solutions that are custom to your lifestyle and location.
Call Nathan and the team at Toowoomba Locksmith, we have an inside view of what is going on in Toowoomba, night and day in regards to security.
When you have moved in to a new home that is the best time to consider changing the locks on a house. You cannot be sure who may have a copy of the keys to your house unless all locks are re-keyed or replaced!
If you are worried about people gaining access to your home or breaking in, talk to our locksmiths about our different systems that can help increase the security of your home. Toowoomba Locksmiths is passionate about home security! We have options that restrict who can cut keys, digital locking systems, bump resistant options and CCTV camera systems that can be used in order to create extra home security. These systems may initially cost more than off the shelf locks, however the added security helps ensure no unwanted visitors can enter your home!
We also recommend that you change the codes to any alarm or locking systems that require codes as soon as you move in, as well as, on a regular basis.
We suggest adding other forms of security such as, CCTV, door chains, and deadbolts. This will help enhance home security and will deter intruders. The harder it is to get in the less likely an intruder is to try.
After we install your new security system ask us about obtaining a
“MY HOME IS PROTECTED BY TOOWOOMBA LOCKSMITHS”
sign or window sticker to help deter intruders.
Here at Toowoomba Locksmiths, your security is our business! We want to make sure our customers are aware of the best security options for their home!
- Is your family protected?
- Is your home secure?
- Do you know who has access to your personal life?
When moving into a new residence it is impossible to know who has been supplied with copies of the keys to your new home! This can be a security concern and here at Toowoomba Locksmiths we provide home security reviews and recommendations to ensure our customers have access to the best available security lock options for their home! Not only do we provide a range of traditional locking and digital locking systems, we also provide surveillance camera systems to ensure you know who is attempting access into your personal life! We have a range of novelty keys that can be provided for existing locks or supplied in addition to standard keys on new locks. They also make the PERFECT GIFT.
It is always recommended to change all locks on your home when moving into a new residence to ensure security! Make sure you are in control of who accesses your personal life! Call your local locksmith today on 07 4632 6060 and organise your home security review.