Probably not! After all, by the time your alarm goes off, the burglars are already on your property, if not inside your home. While alarm systems definitely help, there are a few extra things you can do to prevent would-be burglars from seeing your home as a target. Here are a few suggestions:
Outdoor security beams are a great early warning system, and the sound of their alarms can scare intruders off once they’ve been triggered. Even though they don’t provide a visual deterrent or any physical barrier to entry, they go a long way to warning you before someone unwanted is inside!
Good safety habits
All the technological help in the world could never make up for a few good safety habits. Making just a few changes to your routine can be the difference between having would-be burglars pass your home by, or being a known easy target. These changes range from the simple, like locking your doors and windows, and keeping your valuables out of sight, to more complex commitments like adopting a dog. For more on these, check out our Burglar’s Guide to Burglar Proofing.
Being on a budget doesn’t mean you’re left out in the cold, security-wise. Have a look around your house and identify where a few affordable additions can help you keep your home safe from intruders. Consider adding reinforcement plates and peepholes to your front and back doors, and motion-sensor lights that flood the driveway and garden as a good start.
While we’re probably not longing for the days of nosy neighbour intimately involved in our private lives, being on friendly terms can be the difference between a break-in and feeling secure. Develop a working relationship with your close neighbours and keep an eye out for each other, especially when someone’s away. Or, if you have one, sign up for your neighbourhood watch.
Preventing burglaries by creating physical barriers to entry, is a sure-fire way to avoid being a target. Even the sight of security shutters rolled down over a window is enough to make even a professional criminal think twice — getting in would need more tools and muscle strength than its worth. Combine your safety habits with a set of roller shutters for a cost-effective security solution. You’ll also be gaining the extra value they provide in the form of bushfire and storm protection.
Strategically combining one or more of these solutions will offer you maximum peace of mind. For more tips on how to stay safe, check out our Burglar’s Guide to Burglar Proofing. It’s packed with crime-busting ideas based on the confessions of real-life criminals. Click the link for your free download.
If you’re ready to sleep soundly at night, chat to us about security shutters. We’ve been supplying the Perth area for more than 20 years with quality-assured shutters backed with hassle-free installation and excellent service. It’s a great way to make the biggest security step with the simplest change. Unlike pushy salespeople who could be mistaken for intruders due to their never-say-no attitude to gaining entry into your home, we give you the space you need to make up your mind in peace. Reach out when you’re ready — we’ll be here.