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Introduction | Precautions | Locks | Security Systems | Glossary of Alarm terms | Lighting | Hosting a Party | Going on Holiday
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Safe and Secure

A safe and secure home and neighbourhood brings with it the peace of mind that was once taken for granted by Australians. Today the threat of crime and burglary is a real concern for Australian homes and families.

With a home invasion taking place every 60 seconds in Australia, the need for home security is now more prevalent than ever before.

Burglars generally choose a residence with the easiest access, the greatest amount of cover, and with the best escape routes.

Always lock up!

Home security involves more than fitting an alarm, deadlocks or keyed window locks. Another important element is using them every time you leave your home. Unfortunately, too often good security systems are not activated.

  • Lock up every time you leave your home and you will help reduce theft.

  • Develop the habit of always locking your doors and windows, and if you have an alarm, switching it on.

  • Items such as push bikes, power tools and gardening tools should always be securely locked away in the garden shed or garage.

Home Security System
  • Monitored home security systems may be an effective deterrent against burglars.

  • A home security system with an emergency or panic alert function may prove to be invaluable if you are home when an intruder breaks in.

  • Place the "security system warning" stickers which you should receive with your home security system in the most prominent places around the home.

  • Home security is equally important for people renting – many of today's home security systems are relocatable, so don't wait until you own your home before you start to protect yourself.

Neighbours - an important role

One of the best security devices you can employ is your neighbours. Get to know your neighbours, stay in touch with them and, together, keep an eye out for anything that looks suspicious. Be a good neighbour yourself. Report to your local police any unusual noises or activities such as breaking glass or strangers loitering or behaving suspiciously. Your quick action may prevent a burglary This simple neighbourly spirit can increase your security and reduce the chance of you becoming a casualty of theft.


Introduction | Precautions | Locks | Security Systems | Glossary of Alarm terms | Lighting | Hosting a Party | Going on Holiday
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