Shut door on lax se­cu­rity

Broome Advertiser - - NEWS - Sergeant Mark Bal­four

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.

These in­clude:

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.

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