• Get to know your neighbours
• See if there is a neighbourhood watch group in your street. These groups watch out for each other and any suspicious activity in your street.
• If you have an answer phone, don't record a message that suggests you're out or alone
• Mark valuable property with serial numbers - ask us about our 'Micro Dot' serial number system. Take photos of the items, list their serial numbers and description
• Leave valuable items away from obvious view through windows.
• Install sensor lights
• Instead of hiding keys around the outside of your home, give an extra key to a neighbour you trust
• Never leave notes out for friends, relatives or tradespeople. Burglars can read too.
• Get into the habit of always locking up and turning on your alarm system
• Have an alarm system professionally installed and consider having it monitored by a reputable security company
• Ensure your alarm is serviced annually and use it regularly so you can rely on it
• If you have an alarm make sure it is monitored. This ensures there will always be an effective response - your alarm will not continue to sound and potentially be ignored.
• Don't leave garden tools and ladders outside, left out they may be all a burglar needs to enter your home
• Have your neighbours collect your mail and courier deliveries
• Ask your neighbours to park their car in your driveway
• Lights and a stereo set up on a timer give the appearance you are home
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