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Op Hurricane 2 - Home security

This week in our five-week Operation Hurricane 2 campaign, we are focusing on home security and the simple things you can do to reduce the chances of your home being broken into.

Two weeks ago Neighbourhood Watch SA in partnership with SA Police launched our five-week campaign to support SAPOL’s Operation Hurricane 2 which is targeting crimes against property.

We kicked off with business security, then we covered vehicle security and this week we are focusing on home security.

Some simple things for you to consider include:

  • Keeping the area around your home free from items that an offender could use to break in like bricks, ladders and garden tools.
  • Keeping sheds, garages and outbuildings locked at all times.
  • Trimming trees and plantings to maintain good visibility from the road.
  • Keeping house doors and windows locked with keys removed.
  • Avoiding leaving a house key in an obvious place like under the door mat or pot.
  • Using exterior security lighting.
  • Using interior lights on timer switches when leaving the house unoccupied.
  • Avoiding leaving high value items like jewellery in obvious places such as jewellery boxes in the bedroom.
  • Marking valuable items with your driver’s licence number prefixed with the letter ‘S’ for South Australia using an engraver or UV pen.

Watch our three handy Home Security video clips:

For more information take a look at our range of home security booklets and fact sheets on our website:

Each week the campaign on Facebook and our website will provide helpful videos and short tips you can follow for protecting:

  • businesses
  • your vehicle
  • your home
  • your bike
  • building sites.

As Neighbourhood Watch volunteers you can do your part – you don’t have to go to extremes to protect your property. All you need to do is take some simple crime prevention measures to protect your homes, businesses, property and vehicles. You can also report suspicious behaviour immediately by calling the Police Assistance Line on 131 444.

As you may have already seen, SA Police have produced six Neighbourhood Watch SA Weekly Bulletins which are available in the Member Resources section of this site.

Last week we covered Vehicle Security, and check out our two Vehicle Security video clips:

Two weeks ago we covered Business Security which also included our two Business Security video clips: