How to burglar-proof your home and improve home security
Having your home burgled is incredibly unsettling, both emotionally and financially. Here are some key ways to improve your home security and help burglar-proof your home.
After years of declining private residential burglary, new data from the Victorian Crime Statistics Agency reveals that burglaries and break and enter offences increased slightly from 2021 to 2022: the first increase since 2016.
So, with offences trending upwards, it doesn't pay to be complacent when it comes to keeping your home and contents safe. "Burglars are lazy, fearful of being caught, and opportunistic," says Neighbourhood Watch CEO Bambi Gordon. "If they see a quick and easy way to steal property, they will."
Burglars are becoming more strategic with the households and contents they target, even targeting unusual items not typically associated with theft. Minimise your chance of becoming a victim of burglary by implementing these home security tips.