Homes without security measures in place are more likely to be broken into than homes with simple security measures. Installing good window locks and strong deadlocks can make a huge difference. Take a look at the security measures listed below and see if you can make some improvements to your home security.

Here are a few tips:

  • Always fit good-quality locks on doors and windows – a burglar is less likely to break in if they have to smash a window;
  • If you leave your home, even for a short time, make sure you close and secure all doors and windows, even those on upper levels;
  • Remove all keys from locked doors and windows keeping them out of sight;
  • Consider installing a cover plate over the inside of a letterbox to minimise the risk of implements being used to steal keys kept close to the door;
  • Remember – if you can gain access to your house without keys, so can a burglar;
  • Install a burglar alarm and making sure it is visible;
  • Don’t forget to cancel any deliveries such as milk and papers if your going on holiday;
  • If you’re not going to be around for several days, ask a friend or neighbour to empty your post box and put your bins out, giving the illusion that someone is home. ​
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