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Security Essentials for your Home

The threat of break-ins and home invasions is enough to keep anyone up at night. Thankfully, in Australia the reality of the likelihood of these kinds of occurrences is extremely low and falling but nonetheless it is advisable to make your home secure. Realistically, if someone is skilled and desperate enough they will be able to find a way into your property, however your average burglar or amateur thief is going to be looking for an easy target. In some respects that means you’ve only got to make your property more difficult to break into than your neighbours. In this article we will discuss some security essentials for your home.

Keyless Entry

Keyless entry is not really much of a deterrent to burglars but it looks great. There are different versions available, including passcodes, fingerprint scanners and smartphone connected systems.

Security Alarm System

A security alarm system is a great way to protect your house. Having motion detectors wired together into a central control unit creates a surveillance web for detecting intruders. Your security alarm system can be wired to contact emergency services under various conditions, such as an alarm that rings for more than two minutes or if a particular distress button is pressed. You can also set up remote monitoring to send a signal to your own smart phone if your security alarm goes off.

CCTV Cameras

Closed circuit cameras do a wonderful job of protecting your home from intruders. The threat of being recorded is a serious deterrent, with the exception of the most daring criminals and is something that should definitely be considered if you are concerned about your home or contents being burglarised. Video evidence can play a strong role in convicting criminals and justifying claims to insurance brokers. To make the most of external surveillance, make sure your cameras are equipped for low-light visibility and ideally paired with automatic sensor lighting to illuminate their field of view at night.

Automatic Lighting

There are two forms of automatic lighting which are effective in crime prevention. External, and internal.

External Automatic Lighting

This is the arrangement where lights are coupled to motion sensors, so that somebody who enters your property at night will be suddenly illuminated by a bright light. That could be you coming back from a walk, a visitor coming to say hello or an opportunistic thief who is hopefully going to turn around and get out of there quick smart.

Internal Automatic Lighting

Internal automatic lighting is a bluff to ward off burglars. It is operated by a lighting program that can be remotely controlled or on a timer to give the impression someone is home when in fact you might be out for dinner or interstate on holidays. The lighting schedule can be randomized or programmed, and be integrated with appliances like televisions and radios to further create the impression of people being inside.

New Living Homes offers Comprehensive Security Conscious Upgrade Program

At New Living Homes, we’re passionate about your safety and security. That’s why we offer comprehensive security solutions as part of our essentials upgrades package. Call us today to see how our designs can help keep you safe on 1300 366 766 or contact us online.


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