Often to help make a place secure, we have to change people’s thinking.
For example people love Colourbond fences, but they block vision of people walking by which can be a deterrent. So it’s important to work out the best security changes for that particular residence or business. Our day to day habits and activities can make us less secure. We leave the laundry door open or window open as the clothes just dry so much better, or a pet may need to get out. These sorts of things are weak links in our chain. Scott Taylor, Security, Risk and Resilience Expert joined Mike to share some home security tips.
Lighting and maintenance are very important. If an area is well lit and maintained, it infers it is looked after and visited often. Therefore, if someone was to act improperly there, it is perceived as a higher chance of getting caught.
Understand the items you have. Lots of people get an alarm but then decide not to use it because it’s inconvenient. Or not use it as the dog or cat can trigger the alarm (But you can get pet immune motion detectors )
If you change the built environment, have another look at your security – People can put up motion activated lighting and install alarms or CCTV. Then they add a shed, hang up some new plants or build a new wall and it makes some of the security items ineffective.
“Lock the house, go for a walk around the block and then have a look at your house as if you’re going to break in yourself. It sounds quite funny but it actually makes you look at from a completely different perspective.”
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