Effective external security measures will reduce the opportunity for crime. Security, however, should be adapted to suit your needs. Consider the following external security options as ways to make your home safer:
Install an intruder alarm (which complies with Australian Standards 2201).
Install exterior lighting. This acts as a deterrent and allows police, security officers and members of the public to clearly observe any unusual activities.
Install solid wooden or metal doors preferably security doors with double cylinder deadlocks.
Protect exposed hinges to prevent hinge pin removal.
Ensure all trees and shrubs are trimmed so that the view of your premises is not obscured.
Ensure wheelie bins are locked away or changed to posts away from windows.
Lock away items which can be used to assist in an offence ie ladders and tools.