Unfortunately, cases of home invasion in Melbourne are becoming more common. It’s a terrifying fact that we need to prepare ourselves for. Fortunately, there are certain strategies that can be put in place to help prevent this from happening. Although a true, 100% prevention is unlikely, you can definitely reduce your chances of having your home invaded significantly.
Home invasions can be a targeted or random attack. Regardless of the motive, the steps to ensure the safety of you and your family remain the same.
What should I consider when it comes to home invasion?
In order to best ensure that your home is as secure as it can be, you should review and consider the following methods of home security.
- Security doors
- Good quality deadlocks and window locks
- Roller shutters
- Monitored alarm with a panic emergency button that calls the police
- Peephole to see who is at the front door
- Solid core doors
- Hinge pins
- Sensor lighting
- Security cameras
- Lockable locks on the bedroom doors
- A safety room that has a back-up mobile phone which is charged and ready to call the police (000)
Will that ensure the safety of my family and myself?
As we mentioned, we can’t guarantee 100% that your house won’t be broken into, however, what we can guarantee, is that by adding more layers of security to your home, you are essentially creating more time that your house has before it’s broken into.
When it comes to security, you are essentially trying to buy time, hence the need to make it harder for the intruder. As a result, if you make it harder for an intruder to enter you’ll have more time for their plan to be foiled or for the police to come.
By ensuring that every family has a home invasion plan which is practiced and discussed, you can maximise your opportunities to protect one another, and your home.
Even though you may think your house is safe from unwanted visitors, you should always check with a local locksmith professional.
“We all should be proactive with our security and not reactive.
Security is important, and should not be taken lightly.”