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The Fundamentals of Home Security in Sydney: A Checklist for Every Homeowner

Mick Pacholli
Mick Pachollihttps://www.tagg.com.au
Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

Today home security is something a lot of us think about especially when living in cities where the crime rates are higher. It can be hard to know whether you need to invest in professional CCTV installation in Sydney, security screens and such, so here is a checklist of basic security tips for you to consider more closely.

1) Good quality locks on your windows and doors – this is a basic move towards being more secure in your home and protecting your belongings. Why invest in more expensive systems if you have not even upgraded your locks?

2) Security screens – you can get them either hinged or sliding, in different colours and they can be personalised to fit your windows and doors. When installed it makes it very hard to force entry but the steel mesh means you still get ventilation.

3) Create a routine of security checks before you leave – even when you are just walking down the road for 15 minutes you should get into the habit of making sure everything is secure. That means making sure things are closed and locked up, the security system is on and so on. If you turn it into a routine it becomes a habit to perform it and then you do not have to worry about leaving a window open, or whether you set the alarm.

4) Consider the local neighbourhood watch – having people notice when people are acting suspiciously can be very helpful when you are away. You can then rely on your professional CCTV installation in Sydney and your neighbours.

5) Make sure the outside is well-lit – darker entry points make it easier for someone to sneak around and break in. Invest in some lights and put them on a time.

6) Think about getting a small safe – if you have valuables like jewellery that are especially valuable you might want to get a digital safe put in so you can put another layer of protection around them.

7) Putting in a wireless security system – how far you go with it depends on your budget and what you are protecting. But it could include professional CCTV installation in Sydney, door and window sensors, smart door locks, smart security lighting, smart garage door access and more. As well as thinking about security from criminals you can also protect yourself from other risks with smoke, fire and carbon monoxide detectors. As well as being more secure there is also a lot of convenience to enjoy with such features.

Conclusion

There are a number of ways you can secure your home and keep yourself and your family safe. Professional CCTV installation in Sydney is one of them and an excellent part to build upon. If you can incorporate more than one thing from the above checklist you can ensure you feel much better about protecting your home and its contents, and protecting yourself. You do not have to rush out and get it all at once, you can spread out the upgrades if you need to for budget reasons.

Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

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