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Home Security Tips

Home security in Melbourne is a major concern for homeowners. Ensuring your property is protected from intruders may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. There are some very simple – yet effective – ways of keeping your home safe and secure.

Lock your doors.

This may seem like an obvious suggestion, but you would be amazed how many people set themselves up for burglaries simply by not locking their doors. Open doors are an open invitation to anyone!

Lock your windows.

Another simple, yet commonly overlooked way to secure your home. Thieves will use any point of entry they can find – even windows. Always make sure they are locked, along with your doors.

Install outdoor lighting.

Thieves love to lurk in the dark. Having lighting installed around the perimeter of your home will deter them because adequate lighting increases their chances of being seen and caught in the act. Motion detecting lights work well, too – and alert you when there is movement in a dark area by turning themselves on.

Be selective of who you give your keys to.

Many homeowners will give a copy of their house key to the babysitter, the housekeeper, maintenance company or anyone else that needs sporadic access to the home. However, having too many keys in circulation increases the chances that they will fall into the wrong hands. If you have lost track of any of your home’s keys, it’s best to have the locks replaced or rekeyed to ensure that only the people you want to have access to your home, do.

Don’t leave spare keys in obvious places.

Everyone knows to look under the door mat to find the extra key. And some ‘key hiders’ are pretty obvious, too. Choose an inconspicuous place to leave your spare house key, if you’re going to leave one outside.

Repair or Replace loose, worn doors and doorjambs.

If the exterior doors of your home have been compromised or are loose from age or wear, have them repaired or replaced as soon as possible. Doors that do not open or close properly make it easier for thieves to gain entry to your home.

Repair or replace loose, worn locks.

Window and door locks can become loose and ineffective over time, due to normal wear and tear or age. If your home’s locks are broken or loose, have them repaired or replaced by a qualified locksmith as soon as possible.

Install an alarm system in your home.

Having an alarm system in your home is one of the best ways to ward off intruders. Aside from alerting authorities in the event of a security breech, home alarm systems are constantly monitored by a security company – whether you’re home or not. If need information of having an alarm installed in your home, contact a qualified home security company in Melbourne to discuss all the available options.

Remember to turn on your alarm.

Again, this may sound like another one of those ‘no brainer’ tips, but forgetting to set your alarm even one time increases your chances of becoming a victim of crime.

If you have questions or concerns about your home security options in Melbourne, give us a call at 1300 130 836.

Top-Lock handles all phases of home security – and provides emergency home locksmith services in Melbourne and the surrounding areas as well.

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