You’ve put in the hard yards and now it’s paid off— you’re in your new home. Congratulations! The feeling of a new home, whether it’s your first or the dream home you climbed the property ladder to get to, just can’t be beaten.
Now that you’re here, you want to protect your asset as best you can. Luckily with modern technology there are many ways you can do this, plus the old favourites are still around, too. Use as many of these tips as you can to secure your biggest investment.
This blog explores the top 8 simple ways to secure your new home, using both traditional and modern methods. For further advice or to purchase a new top-of-the-line security system, contact our team at Dorani today.
The Top 8 Ways to Secure Your New Home
According to the 2021 home burglary survey and statistics published by Budget Direct, Australia has the 7th highest rate of burglaries in the world. And not only that, but 4.3% of Australians experienced at least one break-in or attempted break-in in the 12 months to June 2021. These statistics can be frightening, but there are ways you can prevent yourself from becoming a victim.
CCTV (closed circuit television) systems are what’s commonly referred to as video surveillance. These systems connect the video camera/s at your home to your phone or computer, so you can check on your home from anywhere you have Internet access. They offer 24/7 video surveillance, audio, and the option to record so you can review anything you may need to.
Alarm systems detect any intruder on your property and can be integrated into any other security system, making them an excellent addition to an existing CCTV system. They will alert you when the alarm is activated, giving you peace of mind wherever you are.
At Dorani we offer a range of alarm systems, detectors, and accessories. Bosch alarm systems are our most popular alarm products, with the Bosch 2000, 3000, and 6000 series available to purchase along with their accessories.
Great especially for larger homes or estates, intercom systems require your visitors to press a button at the gate or front door when they arrive. You can then either speak to your visitor, buzz them in, or press a button to call security if necessary.
Simple yet effective, the traditional deadbolt on the front door still has its place in home security. They now also come in digital and Bluetooth versions, allowing you to control your door with a PIN or your fingerprint and giving you additional peace of mind.
Another traditional method of home security, these screen doors can be a visual barrier just on their own. If you live near the coast, aluminum will be your best bet as this material is corrosion-resistant.
Any type of light is a great option, as burglars love to work in the dark. Sensor lights come on automatically when they detect movement, which can spook a thief and stop them in their tracks. Place them at your front door, garage, and any dark corners. You can also get a timer to turn on and off interior lights while you’re away, making it seem like you’re home and deterring thieves.
Beware of Dog (or Security System)
Whether you have a dog or not, a ‘Beware of Dog’ sign on its own can be enough to turn a burglar away. Criminals hate dogs as they bark and alert the neighbours to anything strange that may be going on, and they don’t want to risk garnering attention. You can also go one step further by adding a water bowl in an easily noticeable place.
You can also put up signs or stickers stating that you have a security system installed, regardless of whether this is true or not. These work using the same principle behind ‘Beware of Dog’ signs, deterring would-be thieves before they even try.
Add to your window and door security by using sturdy glass, installing locks for windows as well as doors, using security film, and installing window bars or dowels. For sliding doors and windows, place a dowel in the tracks to stop them being forced open.
Looking for CCTV, Alarm Systems, or Intercoms in Vic or QLD?
At Dorani we have a wide range of CCTV, intercom, and alarm systems available for your home security needs. We’ve been servicing the Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Yatala regions since 2002, always using the latest and highest quality products to ensure your home’s safety. To discuss your options and select an alarm, intercom, or CCTV system, contact our experienced team today.