Your home provides comfort and safety for you and your family and is the place where all of your hard-earned assets are kept. However, it is easy to pick up habits that can put all of those things at risk.
1. Leaving Your Garage Door Remote In Your Car
A common mistake is leaving a garage door opener in your vehicle parked in the driveway or on the road overnight. If your car is broken into the burglar can now access your garage. Has the door inside your garage been left unlocked? If the answer is yes, the burglar can now get into your home.
2. Unlocked Entry Points
You often forget to lock doors and windows when stepping out of the house, even for a brief period of time. It only takes a few minutes for a burglar to steal valuables from your home, so get in the good habit of locking all the doors and windows every time you leave your home.
3. Publicising Your Whereabouts
Sharing your location on social media may seem like a harmless way to let your friends and family know what you are up to but at the same time, you are unwittingly advertising your empty property to burglars. Think carefully about what you are sharing online and make sure you know exactly which people are viewing your posts – especially photos of yourself on vacation.
4. Hiding A Spare Key Outside Your Home
Another frequent error homeowners make is leaving a spare key outside their home. Burglars will typically look for a hidden key in an obvious location such as under a doormat or in a fake rock. If you feel a need for a spare key, keep it in your wallet or purse or leave it with a neighbour that you trust. Should you lose your keys, a Lock, Stock & Barrel Locksmith is on hand 24/7.
5. Neglecting Your Alarm
If you do have a security alarm installed in your home then you should be using it. Forgetting to set the alarm can become an everyday occurrence which can prove to be a costly mistake. It is also a good idea to change up the code on your alarm every so often.
6. Not Installing A Security System
If you think your lovable pooch is enough to deter criminals from breaking into your home, then think again. By not installing a home security system you are leaving your home and personal security at risk. It’s worth the investment to get a local locksmith to install window safety devices and access control systems for complete peace of mind.
By removing these habits from your daily routine, you can improve your home security and safety.
If you are considering upgrading your home security or wish to utilise the guidance of a local locksmith, contact us on 0411 700 072 to discuss your home’s needs now!