Everybody has the right to feel safe in their community, especially within their own home. Recently, the Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL) launched a national home security campaign to spread awareness
and discussion about common-sense home security practises among regular Australians. It’s simple; go online to complete the Home Security Challenge – a short, easy and anonymous survey which asks about your general
“Nationally, household burglary is one of the most widespread crimes in Australia,” ASIAL CEO Bryan de Caires said. “We want to reduce the number of household crimes by educating householders on simple steps they can take to avoid becoming another statistic.” The Home Security Challenge is totally anonymous and doesn’t collect any personal data. Take the test at www.homesecuritychallenge. com.au and follow the links to get advice on how to improve your home’s security.
Follow these simple tips to keep your home secure:
• Lock up. Secure your garage, doors and windows.
• Don’t leave keys hidden outside the house but with a trusted friend or family member.
• Don’t advertise when you’re away from home through social media; consider the photos you share.
• Consider getting a security alarm installed.
• Make sure your external doors have solid core construction and are fitted with a deadbolt or deadlock.