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Burglary Prevention Tips – TV Ad 1

Burglary prevention is an essential aspect of home security. Burglars are always on the lookout for easy targets, so taking steps to deter them can help protect your home and valuables. Here are some burglary prevention tips that can help you secure your home and reduce the risk of a break-in.

1. Burglars don’t like alarms and dogs
One of the most effective ways to deter burglars is to install an alarm system or get a guard dog. Burglars are less likely to target homes that have alarms or dogs, as they are more likely to attract attention and make it more difficult to get in and out of the home unnoticed.

2. Install a security camera
Security cameras can be an effective way to monitor your home and deter burglars. They provide a visual record of any suspicious activity and can help identify burglars if a break-in occurs. Place cameras in visible locations, such as near entrances and windows, to make burglars think twice before targeting your home.

3. Look out for your neighbors
Neighbours can be a valuable resource when it comes to preventing burglaries. By looking out for each other and reporting any suspicious activity, you can help keep your community safe. Get to know your neighbours, exchange contact information, and join neighbourhood watch groups to stay informed and work together to prevent crime.

4. Have a home safety checklist
Creating a home safety checklist can help you identify areas of your home that may be vulnerable to burglary. Walk around your home and look for any weak spots, such as unsecured windows or doors, and make a list of any necessary repairs or upgrades. This can include installing digital door locks and deadbolts, reinforcing windows, or trimming bushes to eliminate hiding spots.

In conclusion, burglary prevention requires a combination of security measures and community awareness. By installing an alarm system or getting a dog, installing security cameras, looking out for your neighbors, and having a home safety checklist, you can reduce the likelihood of a break-in and protect your home and valuables. Remember always to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the authorities. For more crime prevention tips you can visit the NZ Police website, or you can check out our other helpful videos on preventing burglary.