Safeguarding your sanctuary: Measures you should be taking to protect your home against break-ins, home invasions and other property related crime

Safeguarding your sanctuary: Measures you should be taking to protect your home against break-ins, home invasions and other property related crime


Your home is more than just a place to rest your head; it’s your sanctuary. We all want to have peace of mind and feel safe within our homes – but it’s an unfortunate reality that break-ins, home invasions and other property related crime are on the rise in Australia. Take it from someone who has seen it all far too many times – There are a number of simple, effective measures all Australian’s should be taking to minimise their risk and keep potential intruders at bay (Hint: not all of them involve spending thousands on beefing up the security of your home!)

Start with the exterior of your home. With a little bit of thoughtful planning, you can make your home and possessions less inviting to potential wrongdoers. If you’re going away for a few days, ask a neighbour to bring your bins in and collect your mail to avoid giving the impression that no one is home. While you’re at it, don’t leave laptops, money or other valuables lying on the seat of your car – and tradies make sure your ute is properly secured! A home that appears vacant or a car with a laptop on the passenger seat can prove to be tempting for an opportunistic passerby with sticky fingers.

Next – focus on fortifying your entry points. Ensure there aren’t numerous copies of keys lying around – hiding spares under the welcome mat or in a nearby pot plant aren’t as original as you think they are. Having a quality door with deadbolt locks can add an extra layer of protection, making it harder for intruders to gain access.

For real-time remote management of entry points, consider installing an alarm system with reed switches for perimeter control. The Hikvision AX Pro  is customisable to suit the specific needs of your home. You will receive real-time status alerts and monitoring through the Hik-Connect app to stay in touch with the goings on around home. It can also be integrated with CCTV and intercom/doorbell measures to create a secure, connected home eco-system. Motion detection sensors, glass break detectors and more can be incorporated into your alarm system to provide comprehensive protection. Speak to your local Jim’s Security Expert to discuss the best alarm security measures for your home.

Hard-wired CCTV systems are the most popular way to secure your home. They act as a visual deterrent as the understanding they’re being recorded will always cause a potential thief to think twice. They also provide valuable evidence in the event that something does go awry at home. Thanks to ever evolving technology, having a system that a clear image (day and night) as well as AI features like vehicle and human target detection that provide notification to your devices has never been more cost effective.  Create an additional layer of protection for your surveillance system by incorporating active deterrent cameras into your surveillance system. These cameras actively respond to potential threats approaching or lurking outside of your house with strobe lights and audible messaging. Speak to your local Jim’s Security Expert  to discuss the best surveillance security measures for your home.

Remember, a well-protected home is not just about physical measures. Engage your community through neighbourhood watch programs and stay vigilant. By taking these proactive steps, you can fortify your sanctuary and deter criminals, ensuring your home remains a safe haven for you and your loved ones.

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