Did you know that the total cost of burglary in New Zealand is $942 million according to research? If you want to keep your family and property safe, there are a number of security measures you can take, from installing CCTV to incorporating alarm systems in your home. Here are some simple security tips for your home in Kapiti.
1. Install CCTV
CCTV is becoming more prevalent in New Zealand – not only among business owners but among homeowners too. Installing security cameras around your property will enable you to see if intruders enter your premises and you will be able to ascertain who is knocking on your door before you grant them access to your home.
Security cameras are available from various manufacturers, including big-name brands and come with various features. You can monitor your property 24 hours a day, just activate your security camera at night or when you are away from home. Security cameras aren’t like they used to be and are much smaller in size today. This allows homeowners to install a number of cameras in various locations, including on and around doors, gates and windows.
2. Change your locks
Changing your locks can be a simple security step that won’t break the bank. Enlisting the services of a locksmith to do this for you is a pain-free process that will provide you with the peace of mind you need. A professional will visit your property and carry out the job in a quick time frame.
A locksmith can also come in handy if you have locked yourself out of your property or if you have recently been burgled and need to change your locks. Choose a 24 hour locksmith in Kapiti if you have forgotten your keys and need to access your property late at night. Other services from Kapiti Bearings & Locksmiths include key cutting and engineering supplies.
3. Incorporate an alarm
Having a home alarm can deter criminals – especially if you place a notice by your home declaring your security system. Like security cameras, alarms come in different types. Security lights can automatically turn on when an intruder enters your property (although these can sometimes be overly sensitive so you will need to find the right product for you). Alarms can also notify if someone steps onto your property and can be an important security feature for any family.
Although an alarm system can be costly, it can provide you with a huge return on your investment. Not only does it provide you with security, but a good system could even increase the value of your home – something to think about if you are planning on selling your property in the future.
If you are in need of a Kapiti locksmith, Kapiti Bearings & Locksmiths are the ones that you can trust. Our 24-hour emergency keys locksmiths in Kapiti provide you with the security you need and we pride ourselves on our customer service. Want to find out more about how our locksmith services can safeguard you and your family? Just visit our website at www.locksmithskapiti.co.nz to find out more.