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Ways to Make your Melbourne Home More Secure

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Ways to Make your Melbourne Home More Secure

There are lots of simple things you can do to make your home more secure. From adding a lock to your letterbox, installing security lighting, using a safe to keep your valuables secure or even getting your locks maintained by a Master Locksmith

Here are some of our tips to make your Melbourne home more secure:


1. Residential Fences and Gates

  • Have an open style front fence to increase visibility of your garden and front entrance of your Melbourne home.
  • Install self-closing gates and locksets.
  • Fences and gates should be well maintained to provide maximum security.

2. Residential Security Lighting

  • Install security lighting around the perimeter of your home.
  • Security lighting should be inspected on a regular basis to make sure they are all working.
  • Additional security lighting should be installed over entry/exit points to your home.
  • Use light timers to turn lights on/off when not in your home or away on holidays..

3. Residential Letterbox and Power Board

  • Fit your letterbox with a lockset to restrict access to mail.
  • The power board should be housed within a cabinet. By doing this you restrict tampering with the power supply.
  • The Power Board also needs to be protected with a lockset authorised by your Energy company or residential locksmith

4. Residential Garage and Garden Shed

  • All garages need be locked, when not in use, to restrict access and to prevent theft.
  • If you have a roller, tilt, or panel lift door, you can install an additional lock set to increase security.
  • All Garden sheds, especially ones with gardening equipment. need to be with a high grade lock.
  • Don’t forget to install locks on windows in garages and garden sheds.

5. Residential Doors

  • Consider installing a door viewer to see visitors before you open your door
  • Have a Master Locksmith to check all your locks on a regular basis to make sure they are in good working order.
  • Security screen doors can be used as an extra layer of security
  • Consider installing patio bolts on external sliding doors.
  • Check to make sure that if you have an under-house access point that it is secured

6. Residential Windows

  • All windows need to be fitted with quality key-operated locksets
  • Windows are locked unless they are being used.

7. Home Safes

  • To keep valuables like jewellery, money and documents, install a safe.
  • The safe should be fixed to the floor or wall to avoid it’s removal in the event of a burglary.

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