• Display street number at the front of the house to assist emergency services to locate your home;
  • Ensure all perimeter fences are in good order and that gates are kept closed and locked to restrict unauthorised access to your property;
  • Trim trees and shrubs from around doors and windows so as not to provide concealment to intruders and increase visibility to and from the street;
  • Install quality security lights around the perimeter of your home to provide more effective illumination at night;
  • The power board to your home should be housed within a metal cabinet secured with an electricity authority lock to restrict tampering;
  • All perimeter doors to your home should be of solid construction and fitted with quality dead lock sets to restrict unauthorised access to the home;
  • All perimeter windows should be secured with key operated locks to restrict unauthorised access;
  • Glass within doors and windows should be reinforced by either adhering a shatter resistant film, replacing with laminated glass or having quality metal security grilles or shutters fitted to restrict unauthorised access;
  • Record descriptions, models and serial numbers of all your valuables to assist in easy identification should they be reported lost or stolen;
  • Engrave your driver’s licence number prefixed by the initials “NSW” on all items of value again to assist in easy identification;
  • Photograph jewellery and other collectables for easy identification.
  • Consider having a monitored intruder alarm system installed. Obtain at least three quotes from licensed security companies;
  • Garages should be locked to restrict access. Roller tilt and panel lift doors can be secured with additional lock sets in the form of hasp and staple or padlocks;
  • Garden sheds should be securely anchored to the ground to prevent lifting. A suitable lock set should also be fitted;
  • Garden tools, equipment and ladders should be locked away when not in use to prevent them being used to gain access to your home.