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Simple ways to boost your home security system

Enlisting a security professional to install a top quality home alarm system is a great step towards protecting your family and your possessions. However, there are many other ways you can help to safeguard your home, most of them are very simple tasks you could carry out over the weekend.
 

Which security lighting is best for your home?

Ensuring your home security lighting provides the best protection for your property just takes a bit of forethought and planning but is easily achievable for every home.
 

Essential features to consider when choosing security cameras

When researching surveillance cameras a lot of the camera functionality can seem like a confusing minefield of industry jargon and tech-speak. It's hard to know which features are important and which are a useless gimmick to increase sales. Getting right down to basics is the only way to compare apples with apples, to make sure you get the right camera for your security requirements.
 

What makes a good home alarm system?

With so many home alarm system options available it can be difficult to decipher which are the good ones and which are not worth the effort. Our team have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly and have put together some tips to ensure the system you chose and install in your home will protect your family and your property when it’s needed the most.
 

Where should home security cameras be positioned?

Investing in the very best security cameras on the market is a waste if you fail to place them in the best position to completely monitor all aspects of your property. Incorrect positioning could miss vulnerable areas of your property and you may not be able to use the security footage to identify and catch thieves or trespassers. 

Home security tips for renting

Did you know that there are over 200,000 burglaries recorded every year across Australia? 40,000 of the burgled homes are broken into more than once. That means that 20% of the 200,000 homes have the potential to be broken into again. With these statistics alone it is astonishing just how many houses still do not have home security alarms or devices. 

Should I pay attention to crime statistics?

It can affect your insurance premiums, the property prices, what the shopping strip down the road looks like (security grills and roller doors or pot plants and picture windows) and so much more. The frequency of break-ins or general crime in the area you live can affect your lifestyle as well, but should we all be locking the doors, bolting the windows and hiding under the bed? 

Where to put home security sensors?

Planning your home security system correctly could mean the difference between complete protection and allowing a thief to get into your home undetected. The good news is it's not hard to get it right. 

8 great home security tips for seniors

We are all at risk of break-ins, however, some have worked to reduce their risk and others have left it up to the deity of their choice, karma, or the universe for protection. A secure environment is essential for seniors to feel comfortable and safe in their homes, but doesn't need to mean bars on the windows, a mammoth rottweiler patrolling the garden, or a watch tower at your gate. 

Plant Protection: How the humble plant can aid in keeping your home safe

Kevin McCallister (Home Alone) did a great job at keeping his home safe from unwelcome intruders but perhaps he could have been saved a lot of angst if there were more plants protecting his house from the outside 

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