Shut door on lax security
With the dry season upon us and the drop in temperatures, Broome police would like to remind residents not to drop their guard when it comes to home security.
Statistics show most burglaries are a result of an easy opportunity too good to ignore.
By being conscious of the security of your home and car, you can reduce your chance of becoming a victim.
Having good quality locks on your doors and windows will make it harder for burglars to enter your home.
It will also prevent thieves from leaving other than by the way they entered.
This will minimise items stolen and stop them leaving with larger items.
One of the cheapest and most effective security accessories you can add to your home is a snib guard to your security screen doors.
This is a plastic guard secured on the inside of your door over the lock and handle.
It prevents unwanted prying fingers from penetrating the flyscreen and unlocking your security screen door from the outside.
By employing commonsense practices in your daily routine, you will give yourself much greater peace of mind.
Physically checking to make sure the doors on your car and home are locked before you turn in for the night.
Never leave valuables in vehicles or where they may be visible from the street.
Ensure gates are locked when not in use.
Install sensor security lights to the exterior of your home.
Record serial numbers and ensure valuables are marked or engraved for identification.