HOME SECURITY TIPS
Read the top 10 tips to avoid being burgled from the WA Police
Consider these additional tips:
- fit security locks/deadbolts on all external doors
- install a peephole in your front door
- install motion-detecting lights on your house perimeter
- install a security alarm (preferably a monitored system)
- keep shrubs trimmed around windows and doors
- get a dog (or a motion-sensitive recording of a dog)
- hide valuables where they can’t be found
- mark equipment such as fridges, freezers, TVs, laptops, iPads, PCs, jewellery, etc
- consider smart locks (locks with no keys to lose)
- keep your doors locked at all times, particularly when watching TV
- teach children NOT to answer the door
- meet and get to know your neighbours – even the nosy ones
- eliminate hiding places
- be careful who you allow into your home
- limit access to your property
- be suspicious of door-knockers and telemarketers
Make it less attractive
- close the blinds when going out so thieves can’t go window shopping
- keep valuables (such as jewellery) out of sight
- have someone put your bins out/take them in while away
- have someone remove flyers while away
- install dummy CCTV cameras
REMEMBER…IT'S NOT JUST A HOUSE BUT YOUR HOME - PROTECT IT
BUSINESS SECURITY TIPSThe aim of Business Watch is to establish links among neighbouring small businesses and actively reduce and prevent crime through cooperation and education. Follow these simple steps:
Promote the sharing of information and communication among neighbouring businesses. Develop a communication network through social media or email to quickly disseminate information.
If you see something - say something. Take the time to take down a few notes to assist with the re-telling of the story in case it later needs to be reported to police. Whether it's information or an incident we should all take notes as soon as possible. You can share your information by calling, emailing or submitting an online report to any of the addresses or numbers below.
Toodyay Police 9574 9555
Northam Police 9622 4260
All incidents should be reported as this may help Police understand what is happening in your store. Your information will help with the detection, apprehension and prosecution of an offender. Recording all incidents in your store can also identify areas for security improvement.
- Robbery prevention - Encourage crime-proofing of property.
- Burglary prevention – Adding security measures to impede criminal activity and detect criminal activity
- Develop signals to activate in adjacent businesses when someone needs help.
When you start a Business Watch program in your community you take an important step toward a safer environment for yourself, your employees, your customers—and your community as a whole.
For more information contact the Neighbourhood Watch State Officeinfo@nhw.wa.gov.au