Jul 30, 2014

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Keeping Burglars Out


This is an approach that more often than not attracts the classic comment: “Easier said than done”. As a matter of fact, it is easier done than said provided you know what you should do. At Smarter Security, we’ve been in the game long enough to know that the only way to beat burglars at their game is to anticipate every move they can possibly make in order to break into your hours.


Motion detectors


Most security experts know that most burglaries occur during the day when nobody is in the house and they also occur at night. The most effective deterrent at night would be the installation of motion light detectors. They ideal for placing in the front and back of your house but just to be on the safe side, you should also place a light at the corners of your house so anyone coming from the sides will also be detected.

Turn your focus to your grounds

Installing the movement detectors is a really good idea, but don’t sit on your laurels and say “That’s that!” It simply isn’t because the detectors alone are not sufficient in themselves. They need to have back up and one of the best ways is to survey you grounds. If you have thick clumps of bushes in your grounds, that’s the first place burglars will approach to reconnoitre the area and to escape to in the event of being spotted. Cut all the clumps or prune them so no one can hide behind them.

Then focus on your house.

The doors and the windows should be your next targets because these are the entry points that burglars pay particular attention to. They will silently push, heave, jolt with all their strength to get a door or a window open just an inch or wide enough to put their mitts into the door space and wiggle their way to the door handle and unlock the door completely. This is where reinforcement is needed. If your timber door is made of timber with a hollow interior, get a solid door installed just to be doubly safe. Why? Because if you go on a vacation with the hollow door in place. You’ll never know what’s going to happen.

Bolt them down all down securely

Secure your front door, your back and side doors. Get strong locks or really solid door latches and install them on all your doors. Do the same for your windows especially the ones at the back and the sides or where the light of the movement detectors cannot reach. Better still, call us to give our assistance. We might be able to convince you to adopt other strategies and solutions to your problem. We are not only experts at installing security systems. We also know how to keep a home secure and safe.

Contact us

Call us on o3 8513 0479 and we will give you all the help you need. If you’re located in Sydney, contact Serious Security.

That Small Oversight Can Cause you Plenty of Misery


Many house owners fail to realize that the smallest oversight will invite disaster into your house. Most of the time, they are so engrossed with other things in the home, they forgot to lock the door at the back, side door, or even the garage door that has direct access to the whole house! At Smarter Securities we’ve heard so many weird stories about something in the house that went missing without anyone in the house realizing it. They only found out about 6 hours or even a whole day after it went missing. Organize your day It pays to do some really serious thinking about how to organize your day the moment you wake up. We’re not suggesting that you zap everywhere in the house chasing an imaginary burglar, looking under the table, the closets, the attic, the basement every time you wake up. We’re suggesting you logically organize your day. Before you start doing your chores for the day, think about the vulnerable spots. Begin with the doors and windows and tightly lock up any that don’t need to be opened. Lock them up tightly. Know where you’ll be most of the day Think about where you will be working most of the day. If you are going to be in the garden, make sure you shut all the doors that are far away from where you are. Lock the back door for sure and bolt down the front door from the inside, not just close it. These two doors are going to be the vulnerable entry points simply because they will be at some distance from you. Make sure that when you are working, you are facing the house most of the time but if you find it impossible to keep the house in your line of vision turn towards it occasionally as you work. Think as you work Sometimes, our mind focuses on something we are doing and we forget about other things including the house. Burglars nowadays have become very resourceful and intuitive in their clandestine activities that it’s impossible to figure out what they can do when nobody is watching. They only need a minute to open a door or window and spend about five minutes in the house without your noticing. Be alert all the time even while you’re working outside the house. Contact us The best solution of course is to install an alarm or intercom system in your house, or better still, a CCTV system and if you have an urgent need to do any of them, ring us now on o3 8513 0479 and we’ll set up an appropriate system for you house in a jiff.