As a home or business owner, you can relate to how crucial it is to safeguard your family, property, valuables and of course, money.
Theft and burglary are a concern currently in a few suburbs across Queensland. Thieves and burglars are always looking for the most vulnerable properties be it home or businesses to plunder and that is exactly why you need to vamp up your security system.
The good news is, there are quite a number of ways to burglar-proof your home or business without spending a fortune. Here are 5 tips to secure your property against theft:
1: Install a Deadbolt Lock
One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to improve the security of your home is to deadbolt your doors — front, back and any other door leading into the house or garage ie. from the garage to the house.
According to statistics, up to 34% of intruders find their way into homes or properties through the front door, and another 22% enter through the back door. This is an astonishing statistic that should prompt you to beef up your locksmithing and security system as soon as possible.
It is highly recommended to invest in a quality double cylinder deadbolt and have an accredited Master locksmith to install it for you. The most important thing is to use your deadlock at all times when the premises are unattended, even if only for a short while.
The bottom line is – investing in quality locks, and for commercial clients, the addition of a high-security keying system is critical to the security of your property.
2: Always Lock Up
It is critical to lock every part of your home including doors, windows, and garage — this has to be done at all times especially when you are busy indoors or sleeping at night.
Even the best locks and security system that are installed by the most professional locksmiths will not protect you if you fail to use them.
3: Purchase and Install an Alarm System
Security alarms are undoubtedly one of the safest and most effective ways to protect your family, home, and business. These systems are proven to be one of the surest ways to deter thieves and burglars.
This added security can save your valued possessions as well as the lives of your precious loved ones. Make sure to buy and install an alarm system from a reputable brand since most thieves can maneuver cheap or substandard ones.
4: Attend to your Landscaping
It is an excellent idea to get rid of flowery hidey-hole around your property. Your garden could be providing comfy hiding spots for pesky thieves. Be sure to trim large trees and bushes that are likely to block entrances to your property.
5: Get a Secure Safe
Investing in a high-quality fireproof secure safe is highly recommended — it will be strong enough to keep burglars at bay.
These secure safes are excellent for valuable documents, cash, jewellery and more. If the safe is bolted to the floor, this will make it difficult for a thief to carry.
A handy tip is to bolt your safe to the floor in a hidden location and if possible, cover it with a piece of furniture so only you would know the exact location of the safe. This is crucial!
So there you have it! 5 foolproof tips that you can engage to secure your property from theft. Do all you can to keep your home, family and property safe from pesky thieves and get in touch with Queensland’s largest and most respected locksmith to beef up your locks.