23 Aug 2011
Is it time that you boosted your home security? You may think your home is immune from being broken into, but prevention is always better than cure.
With that in mind, we thought it would be a good idea to put forward some ideas to help you boost your home security without breaking the bank.
The number one thing to do is get sensor lights installed around your home, especially near doors and accessible windows. You can purchase solar sensor lights and do it yourself, or you can purchase sturdier versions that will likely require an electrician to install if they’re not simply replacing an old light fitting.
Secondly, if you have gates that allow access to your front or backyard, a good way to deter trespassers is to lock them. If they don’t have a quick and easy means of entry and exit, then your house isn’t probably going to be the one that trespassers want to break into.
Thirdly, and the cheapest thing of all… don’t leave valuables in plain sight, either in your garden or viewable through windows inside your home. If the temptation isn’t there, then there’s no reason why your home would be a target of a break in.
If you’re looking to spend a little more on the security of your home, then we’d recommend getting security screens fitted to your doors and windows, installing deadlocks or bolts on entry doors, and looking at alarm systems if you want to go the whole hog with your home security.
Your family’s safety should always be the number one priority, so if some of these ideas give your home some boosted security, then we’re glad we could be of some assistance.
If you have other ideas or tips on boosting home security in Bacchus Marsh, please leave us a comment so that everyone in the Bacchus Marsh community can benefit!