Though Australia is among the prosperous countries, with plenty of job opportunities for locals and foreigners alike, it’s still not immune to crime, more specifically property crimes, such as breaking/entering, and burglaries. Having your home broken into can be a frightening experience, keeping in mind most of the reported burglaries happen throughout the afternoon, from 12pm until 5pm, when most people are at work.
The chances of having your home broken into increase if you’re away for some time. When the home looks empty, it’s calling for the attention of criminals. Unless you want to go through the experience of having your belongings stolen, it’s in your best interest to improve the security of your home, starting from the addition of window screens, and screen doors.
Digitally cut, and fabricated, the custom-made screens can significantly make your home look tough to crack, having in mind windows and doors’ accessibility is the first thing burglars look for. A reason more to support their benefit is they add to the home’s value, improving the curb appeal.
Consisting of diamond grilles, the door and window screens can be found in a variety of colours (e.g. 19), with the chance to include paw proof, and midge mesh, so they add to the style as well as offer the option to protect your home from insects. Speaking of protection, there’s also the fact they help with childproofing, storms, and even reduction of the energy consumption. All things considered, they do make a wise investment.
Next step in the home security would be to make it seem like you have a security system, even if you don’t, with the use of stickers, to deter burglars from breaking in, though it’s more than advisable to get a security system. While you can count on cameras, you can also count on lighting too. You know you can use the automatic tricks to your advantage, right? All you require is the app that controls the lights, and smart curtains.
When away from home for some extended period, it’s good to ask neighbours and friends to help out with the trash, mowing the lawn, and emptying the mailbox, because when not taken care of in some time, these three aspects can be the sign burglars need to enter your home.
The way you can prevent your valuables from being stolen, in case a burglar does break in (the chances are low if you take care of all of the above!), is to make valuables hard to find, avoiding to use the drawers, and closets as the hiding places, and instead count on hiding compartments that aren’t obvious, like cans of food, or DIY false bottom drawers.