For many families, their home is more than an investment — it is their sanctuary. As such, it is vital to ensure your privacy and protection, keeping prying eyes and burglars at bay. You and your family cannot be always at home, you have to work, fetch the kids from school or go on a well-deserved vacation. This is why it is important to always be mindful about burglar-proofing your personal castle. Here are a couple of tips to help secure your household.
Intruders are becoming more technology savvy
Burglars, aided by new technologies and services, have become more enterprising. This is why it is a good idea to take your name off the mailbox and immediately bring any mail inside. Burglars can get a hold of your phone number simply by getting your name. After they have secured your phone number, they will try calling your home to know whether there is any person inside. If there’s no one inside, then they can swoop in on your home. If you are going away for an extended period, it is a good idea to set the ringing volume of your phone to low. Also, do not leave a voice recording telling people that you are going on vacation.
Some useful security tips
Always be mindful of the trash you put out — examples are that box that your brand-spanking new television set came in and the box of your son’s new video console. As much as possible, you would not want to alert burglars what they can possibly steal. Also, you might want to trim trees and bushes in your garden to prevent criminals from using them as hiding places. Under no circumstance should you leave a spare key outside of your home. You are practically inviting burglars to come over. Better yet, find a trusted neighbour with whom you can leave a spare key.
Give your home some extra security detail and privacy with Roller Shutters
It is also a good idea to invest in roller shutters. Melbourne residents can enjoy several benefits as these fixtures ensure the privacy and safety of a home’s occupants while helping lower energy bills.
Window roller shutters are constructed with architectural-grade aluminium, are injected with a high-density polyurethane core, and are coated in two-layered fade- and abrasive-resistant enamel.
Installing these blinds helps protect your homes from burglars and prying eyes. Additionally, they help reduce the noise that comes from outside as well as debris and ash from bush fires. Homeowners can also benefit from reduced energy bills as these blinds can reflect heat by as much as 90% during summer and reduce heat loss by as much as 70% during winter.
They can be controlled manually or through a motor, allowing homeowners to control the light and ventilation that comes inside the house. These blinds are available in 15 colour options and in widths up to 3.6 metres wide.