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Simple Measures to Prevent a Burglary at Your Home

There’s no worse feeling than returning home only to find someone has broken in and stolen your treasured, hard-earned possessions. Not only can this situation can leave you thousands of dollars out of pocket, the thought of knowing someone has been in your home and may target you again can be stressful and downright frightening. As the leading 24-hour locksmith Perth homes and businesses know and trust, we are here to help keep your home safe no matter the time of day or night. Fortunately, there are many simple things you can do to make your home a hard target for would-be intruders.

Conceal Your Valuables

Expensive items in plain sight is a written invitation to opportunistic thieves. Ensure any valuable or expensive items, such as handheld devices, credit cards, cash, jewellery or luxury accessories are hidden by keeping blinds closed or by placing them into a safe if you have one. This is a good rule of thumb any time you leave the house, but it’s especially important if you take regular holidays or plan to be away for several days or weeks at a time.

Install a Smart Security System

A home security system that connects to your smart device ensures you have visibility around your home from wherever you are in the world. There are a huge range of options varying from indoor or outdoor security cameras, door and window alarms, and high-tech systems with motion detection capabilities. Security camera systems not only help to identify a thief if they have entered, but are also a great deterrent – evidence shows that criminals are less likely to target a home with visible external security cameras.

Use Sensor Lights

Constant darkness is a telling sign of an empty house, and it also allows burglars the opportunity to sneak in undetected. Sensor lights around the perimeter of your home will shine bright on anyone nearby, scaring off any potential burglars. Internally, you can set up smart lighting. This allows you set lamps or ceiling lights lights to a timer and control them remotely from your device to make it look like someone is home.

Be Vigilant with Spare Keys

Many people keep spare keys hidden outside for use in the event that they lock themselves out. While this may seem like a good idea, the reality is most professional thieves know exactly where the best hiding spots are and will take just seconds to locate your keys. If you really need to have access to a spare key, ask a trusted neighbour or friend that lives close by to hold on to one for you. If you do happen to lock yourself out and you have access to a phone, searching for ‘emergency locksmiths near me’ will reveal the number for All Star Lock & Key – we can help get you back inside 24/7.

Bolster Your Window and Door Locks

This might seem obvious, but there are many little details that make your house seem like a good target. Things such as old-fashioned or poorly secured windows, doors with cheap or flimsy locks, a lack of security screen doors or a garage door that can be easily opened. Fortunately, these can all be fixed quite easily. Installing new, heavy-duty and clearly visible door and window locks, new doorknobs and deadbolts (or even better, smart locks) will all create a fortress-like look. Upgrading the locks on your entry points will make access hard and help deter thieves from targeting your home. 

The After Hours Locksmith Perth Homes Rely On

If you want to your spend time away with the peace of mind that your home is unlikely to be targeted for a burglary, it’s essential to implement some precautionary measures to secure the safety of your property and belongings. One of the best ways to keep your Perth home secure is with high quality locks from All Star Lock & Key. We also provide a comprehensive range of locksmith services including replacement automotive keys, commercial keys and a 24-hour emergency service for when you need it most. For more information on our wide range of services or to enquire about replacement keys or upgrading your locks, contact us online today or call 0420 909 860.

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