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
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.