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National Secure Your Home Day

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Save the date! National Secure Your Home Day will be held across two days this year, on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September!

National Secure Your Home Day is an initiative of Neighbourhood Watch Australasia which focuses on enhancing home security across Australia. Coinciding with Secure September, it offers the perfect opportunity to review and improve your home’s security.

Home break-ins and thefts have been on the rise in Australia. In the past year approximately 2% of all homes across the country experienced break-ins, with a further 2% of homes reporting attempted break-ins. There was also an increase in motor vehicle theft due to car keys being stolen from homes.

National Secure Your Home Day serves as a reminder to secure our homes and make a conscious effort to create a safer and more resilient community. Implementing practical measures such as the security tips below can significantly improve your home’s security and lower your chances of being a victim of a break-in.

Register here to be a part of National Secure Your Home Day. By registering you’ll receive a National Secure Your Home Day kit which includes a comprehensive home security checklist, valuable information and tips on proactive security measures and updates on community events in your area.

Top Home Security Tips:

Lock it up: Ensure all your exterior doors and windows have sturdy keyed locks. Lock your gates, garages and sheds when not in use.

Safety and security: Invest in a reliable home security system. Many modern systems offer remote monitoring capabilities through smartphone apps.

Light the way: Well-lit exteriors can deter potential intruders. Install motion-activated lights around entry points and pathways.

Landscaping: Trim any bushes and trees near windows to eliminate potential hiding spots. A well-maintained yard can enhance visibility and discourage thieves.

Hide your valuables: Keep your valuable items, important documents and car keys hidden out of sight in a secure place. Don’t tempt thieves with visible valuables.

Neighbours and community: Get to know your neighbours and join your local Neighbourhood Watch. Let trusted neighbours know when you'll be away so they can keep an eye on your property.

Smart solutions: Consider installing smart home technology like smart doorbells and smart locks. These devices offer convenience and peace of mind while enhancing security.