Everybody wants to feel safe in their home, and in most countries that are in fact regarded as a basic human right. Sadly though, we live in an age of drug abuse, poverty, and damaged people, which means that being safe at home is not always something that can be taken for granted. The question really, is what can be done by the homeowner to help fortify the home, without turning it into a prison? If this is a question that you ponder on a regular basis, here are a few ideas to help you make your home a safer place.
Partner with the best
Unless you are John Wick or James Bond, securing your house without external help from professionals is almost impossible. Rather do your research and find out who are the best installers of alarm systems Melbourne can offer. Once identified, get them to come over and do an assessment. They will listen to your requirements and work with you to tailor the best possible solution – something that suits both your budget and your actual security needs. Ideally, they should not just be an installer of alarms, they should be able to offer a full after-sales service as well. This should include regular patrols and armed response services.
Dogs still work
It certainly isn’t anything new, but the reality is that dogs are still a great deterrent. Ideally, you want more than one; and if we are getting technical you want some dogs for inside and some for outside. In essence, you are creating a tiered approach and ensuring that even if the ‘early warning’ outside team is neutralised, that there is still an additional layer of canine fury on the inside as well.
Guns are not your friend
It might sound counter-intuitive, but the truth is your home is a safer place to be if there are no firearms present. If you do have weapons on the premises, then you must be ready to use them. Most people, when they are robbed, are taken by surprise and they don’t have the time to draw or reach their weapon. If the gun is then discovered at a later stage, the chance of it being used against you is high. Rather don’t be the person escalating the situation by introducing a gun.
Burglars want to be able to control the environment that they enter. So, anything that you are able to do, to create an awkward or uncontrollable environment is good. This is something that can be done in many ways. Signage that warns of things like snakes or bees is a good idea – that is certainly not something that they will be familiar with encountering. Lights that switch on and off randomly during the right. A television or radio that plays to itself. Thorn trees or tripwires at likely access points. Create situations that will unsettle people who are not meant to be there, and more than likely they will simply leave.