There is a lot of advice available when it comes to securing and protecting your home. However, it’s not just about making sure your home is airtight from burglars. It’s also ensuring that you have proper fire safety precautions as well. We’ve outlined some of our top security tips below that you can put in place before calling your professional locksmith in Craigieburn.

Safeguarding entry points to your home

Beyond the typical advice of ensuring you’re locking your doors and maintaining your locks, there are some additional steps you can take as well. Plant some thorny bushes under your windows. This deters burglars by making it difficult for them to crawl in and out of the windows. A simple sign indicating that you have a dog can also deter some burglars – even if you don’t have any animals at all. If your letterbox is connected to the inside of your house, make sure it’s a sufficient drop. As convenient as a table or basket directly beneath the letterbox would be, this also makes it easier for outsiders to retrieve already delivered mail.

Leaving on holiday? Your professional locksmith in Craigieburn recommends you practice these tips

Sidewalk and driveway chats with your neighbours is a great benefit of living in the city. But with social distancing guidelines these days, you may find yourself yelling across a greater distance than before. If you intend on telling your neighbours you’re leaving on holiday for a bit, perhaps do this over the phone instead of yelling from distant front doors. You never know who’s walking past when you mention that your house will be unoccupied for several days or weeks. It’s always a great idea to have a friendly neighbour or friend that can retrieve any mail or packages that would otherwise indicate to others that the house is vacant. Lastly, you may want to hold off on posting holiday photos until you have returned from your trip. It’s easy to lose track of who follows you on social media these days. It’s better to be safe than sorry when posting photos that indicate your house is empty and unattended.

Fire safety in the home

As we enter bushfire season once again, there are a few quick tips to ensure you’re doing your part to protect your home and family. First and foremost, ensure your fire detectors are working properly. Over time, dust can build up and prevent them from working properly. If you live in a large or spread-out house, it’s also possible to connect the alarms so if one goes off in the kitchen, you will be able to hear it when the garage alarm goes off. Lastly, ensure you have a safe that is fireproof. Safes are generally rated for how long they can last in a fire. Depending on how rural you are, this can dictate how hefty your fire protection needs to be. In any case, you should ensure that you have a safe with all of your important documents and high-value items. This will give you some protection and insurance if you do find yourself dealing with a possible house fire.

Our homes contain everything we value most. It’s important we protect it as such. In addition to high-security locks and security system maintenance, these tips in mind will help ensure that your family and belongings remain safe. Should you have any questions or want to get the quality of your locks inspected or upgraded, don’t hesitate to contact your professional locksmith in Craigieburn. You can reach us at 1300 045 397 or you can leave us a message HERE.