How safe is your suburb? How safe is your home? What’s your best security solution
With so many different options available, how do you know which type of security solution is suitable for your home? Decisions like these can be way too overwhelming to make on your own … you need to be equipped with a reliable, adequate system that meets your surveillance needs.
Many of us are easing back to what life was like before lockdown, and more of us making the most out of the relaxed restrictions; organising outdoor arrangements with friends and family, dining out, travelling out of town and even returning back to the office.
As we start spending more time away from home – whether it’s during the day or weekend away – it’s worth reminding ourselves that our homes will be vacant more often. Meaning more opportunities for break-ins, burglary and property security offences to occur.
How safe is your suburb?
You can check your suburbs crime status published on Australia’s government Crime Statistics Agency, or burglary rate in your area by RACV. According to RACV, the data reveals that across the state of Victoria three homes are broken into every hour, every day, and that’s an average of one in 91 homes burgled each year.
More so, a significant number of householders across metro and regional Victoria feel their local area is less safe than it was over six years ago.
What makes a burglar choose your home?
The more you know about home burglaries, the better you can prepare and protect your home against them.
According to Dr Natalie Gately from the ECU School of Law and Justice, two-thirds of break-ins occur through doors and windows when left open.
A great deal of property theft is opportunistic – thieves taking advantage of the fact your home is easily entered or obviously empty. So here are 5 practical steps you can take to make it harder to be broken into:
Installing bolts on sliding doors and getting a good quality lockable screen adds a further barrier of protection. Even if you are at home during the day, be aware that it only takes seconds for someone to walk in and take something while you are in another part of the property.
Thieves know all the hiding spots – under the mat, on a window ledge, under plant pots, in the letterbox or meter box – so don’t take the risk, even just as a one off. If you want to have a spare key available in case of emergencies leave a key with a neighbour or friend. It’s also a good idea not to give out keys to workmen or tradespeople. Keys are easily copied.
Security alarms are proven to be the most effective way to deter thieves, and the most effective alarms are ones that can be seen from the street. You can learn more about Beyond Secure alarms here.
Back and side entrances allow out of sight access to your home making it a dream run for thieves to enter your property undetected. Beyond Secure have a variety of lock solutions to keep your side gates and entrances secure whilst your away from your home.
Being away makes your property more vulnerable to theft. Try and keep your home looking as lived in as possible by getting a neighbour or relative to collect mail so that it’s not obvious you are not home.
Discover home security solutions:
Be proactive about your future! The majority of burglaries are opportunistic and tend to occur during the day as that’s when you are most likely out. Safeguarding your home, your asset, with deterrents such as:
Quality locks on your external doors and windows
Whether you own your own home or are currently renting, you need to know your possessions are secure. Protecting the things that are precious to you is what is most important. We can offer key locks, and electronic door locks that provide seamless functionality and protection to your home. It is also advisable to change passcodes on electronic locks and garage doors from time to time. Learn more here.
Any intruders that want to access your property will be faced with a formidable physical obstacle which can discourage and deter forthwith. As a result, you can be rest assured that your most prized possessions will remain protected no matter what. Learn more here.
MONITOR WITH CCTV
With a Beyond Secure CCTV surveillance solution, you can live stream what’s happening in and around your home from anywhere in the world. Security cameras don’t just capture crisp images and video footage of your property, they also offer an effective level of visual deterrence to help prevent crime in your neighbourhood. Learn more here.
Install an alarm system
Whether you’re at home, out for the day or away on vacation, know your home’s protected. Beyond Secure provides the ultimate peace of mind when it comes to protecting your home. We offer a seamless professional installation of a top-of-the-range alarm system, packaged with a fully-integrated monitoring service to ensure immediate response should you ever need it. Learn more here.
Intercoms take your home security up a notch as the design of the system is built so that the outer front door and home interiors are connected with speakers and microphones. So when your doorbell rings, you are immediately alerted, and anyone who wants to enter needs to identify themselves, since it’s a two-way communication device. Either a wireless or wired intercom system can be installed. Learn more here.
What are the costs involved in installing a security system?
With security, there is no one size fits all – and therefore it is hard to provide an average cost, as every household’s needs are different. The cost of home security systems depends on the pricing of the equipment, plan, installation and more. Much of what goes into the cost of home security systems is the equipment. Your monthly home security cost may also include 24/7 professional monitoring services, security camera cloud storage and the ability to control your home security system using your security provider’s mobile app.
Although there is a multitude of factors that go into a home security system, feel comforted that Beyond Secure will provide you with the optimal solution for you.
Beyond Secure do more than just quote you a price, they work with you to understand your needs, create a solution with no hidden fees or recurring costs, and, of course, no more ‘surprises’.
Beyond Secure do more than just quote you a price, they will work with you to understand your needs, create a solution with no hidden fees or recurring costs, and, of course, no more ‘surprises’.
By choosing us you will receive:
- a skilfully generated layout map of your cameras and unit system
- a seamless professional installation
- training to use your system as well as explaining all the amazing features available
- reliable experienced technicians for any problems that may arise with your system throughout its lifespan.
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