One of the easiest crimes to prevent today is burglary, yet what is interesting is that it is also one of the most common. In New Zealand alone, there is a burglary committed every ten minutes. In the US, 4 out of 400 million homeowners become victims of the ‘burglary a minute’ statistic.
A break-in can have a major impact on your life and can dramatically shake your sense of well-being and safety. However, you have a lot of methods at your disposal to protect your home and deter burglars. Here are 5 security tips for New Zealanders who want to keep burglars away from their properties.
1. Use Solid Doors
High-quality doors that feature heavy-duty knobs and dead-latch mechanisms can protect your home much better than standard residential doors. The weakest point of any door is the lock strike plate. Use a four-screw high-security strike plate in order to ensure your door is safer and much more secure against break-ins.
2. Never Leave a Key Outside your House
Many homeowners make the mistake of leaving a key right near the exterior of the door, on the porch. Whether it’s hidden under a vase of flowers or a piece of cardboard, covering your key is not a smart decision. The best thing you can do is to take your keys with you. In case you lose your purse or you forget your keys at the restaurant or office, simply give Kapiti Bearings and Locksmith a call on 04 902 5397 and we will help you get access to your home.
3. Install an Alarm System
An alarm system can make it much more difficult for burglars to enter your property. In case the burglars accidentally trip a wire or touch a sensor the alarm starts ringing and they will get clear as fast as possible. If however they don’t, you still have neighbours around who can alert the police or call you on your cell.
4. Install a CCTV System
Even though this is more expensive than a standard alarm system, a CCTV system offers a flawless level of protection. The cameras run 24/7 and all images are transmitted live to the security company. If they see something unusual, they immediately send a crew to your home. In case you are at home and you notice something weird, you can immediately call them and they will send a vehicle up to your place in an instant.
5. Have Secure and Reliable Yale Safes
Ultimately, thieves want to break in and steal money and jewels. If you keep these precious belongings in a high-end security safe, you can gain the peace of mind that your most precious items are safe. Call Kapiti Bearings and Locksmith and we will help you pick the best security safe for you out of the vast range of safes available from our trusted manufacturers.
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Contact Kapiti Bearings and Locksmith today and enjoy a wide range of locksmith and security services, including but not limited to our mobile Kapiti 24 hour locksmith service, key cutting and duplication, high-quality security supplies and secure safes. We work with the best manufacturers in the country to make sure your home is safe and your family is protected against theft and burglary.