While we may think that leaving windows and doors open to let the breeze flow through is innocent enough, or that hiding a spare key to the front door is a good idea in case we lock ourselves out, the truth is, our innocent actions may actually be inviting burglars into our homes!
We are a little too comfortable with the idea that burglaries occur in the night time that leaving the back door open for your pet to go for a run doesn’t make you think twice. However, what we all need to remember is that unwanted intruders can walk into your home at any time of the day.
However, you don’t have to trade comfort for safety. Here are some tips on how to keep your home safe, from the experts in home security.
Unlocked Front Door
Sometimes it’s tempting to leave your front door open and unlocked, especially during the day when the sun is shining and there’s a cool breeze blowing through. However, intruders are still as likely to burgle a home in daylight hours as they are when it is dark!
Design-wise, security doors have come a long way and these days, you can still enjoy your beautiful outside view and the breeze without compromising your safety.
To check out the range or security doors, or to speak to one of our expert team, call SafeGuard Industries today or visit the security doors link on our website.
Unlocked Second-Story Windows
While we might become a little complacent when it comes to shutting or locking the second story windows or balcony doors of our homes, it is important to consider that any open doors or windows present the perfect opportunity for burglars.
Just because the everyday person may not be able to scale up to a second story on a home, it doesn’t mean you are safe from the cunning, crafty person who wants to rob you!
An easy fix for this problem is to consider securing your windows with a mesh security screen. This will allow for you to have windows open without luring burglars in. Contact the team at SafeGuard Industries today to find out more about our range of security screens.
Hidden Spare Keys
Unsurprisingly, this is something many of us are guilty of, often leaving a spare key in a “really good” hiding spot in case of emergencies. But your ever so sneaky hiding spot may not be so sneaky to a seasoned burglar.
Rather than hiding your keys under a pot plant or mat, you should give your spare keys to a trusted friend or family member for safe keeping.
You Don’t Know Your Neighbours
While those who lived in an age before mobiles and social media might reminisce about knowing the names of all their neighbours, the reality is that many of us don’t know our neighbours anymore.
Having a good relationship with your neighbours can be invaluable to the security of your home. If you know your neighbours, and vice versa, you can look out for each other and if there is any suspicious behaviour on your property, your neighbours are more likely to report it to you, or if it is urgent, potentially the police.
Away on Holiday
If the movie Home Alone taught moviegoers everything, it is that burglars are crafty, opportunistic and persistent! Holidays should be about relaxing and having fun, not worrying about your home and whether everything inside is safe or not.
Before you go on holidays, plan to secure your windows and doors with a range of SafeGuard Industries products. Not only will this provide you more peace of mind while you are on holiday, but it will keep you and your family safe year round.
Informing your neighbours you will be away is another smart way to keep your home secure, as your neighbours can keep an eye out for anyone seen entering your property and any suspicious activity.
In Case the Worst Happens
Keeping your home secure from intruders is important, but in case of a fire or unexpected emergency within the house, there should also be quick escape routes through fire escape screens and screen doors.
Fire egress screens are designed with a mechanism that enables the screen to be pushed outward in the event of an emergency, allowing for a quick escape.
Make it clear the burglars are not welcome in your home by having SafeGuard Industries install security doors, screens or other accessories to make your home safe. For all your home or business security needs, contact the team with over 20 years experience in security – SafeGuard Industries.