There are now 60,000 reported burglaries in New Zealand per year, although estimates indicate the figure to be higher,with many not being reported.
There is now a burglary approximately every 9 minutes.
Insurance claims for burglary are now more than $180 million and about 20% of victims are uninsured.
Burglary victims have an increased risk of being burgled again within the next 6 months.
The following are useful ideas and should be use as appropriate for your situation.
Lock all doors and windows, including garage, house and garden shed.
Cancel postal and newspaper deliveries or get a neighbour to collect your mail.
Lock away all tools and ladders.
Arrange for lawns and shrubs to be trimmed while you are away.
Mark all your possessions with your own security mark.
By fitting locks (as well as monitored alarms and security lighting) you discourage the casual,amateur thief looking for an easy opportunity.
Fit window locks to prevent easy entry. remember breaking glass makes noise and attracts attention.
Deadlock accessible windows to ensure that they cannot be opened easily even after glass is broken
Glue glass louvre slats in place (use epoxy resin) or fix [...]
Household Security Check List
Is it fitted with a deadlocking security lock?
Is a door viewer required?
Is a security chain fitted?
Is it fitted with a security lock?
Are locking bolts fitted at top and bottom?
Patio Doors (Hinged)
Are patio bolts fitted at top and bottom?
Are hinge bolts fitted?
Patio Doors (Sliding)
Are they fitted with a security deadlock?
Are they [...]
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