Change the locks
When was the last time you changed the locks? How many previous owners have there been and how many keys have been given out to neighbours, friends, family or delivery people? You never know who has a second copy so you must change your locks immediately.
Replace outdoor lightbulbs
If you don’t have outdoor flood lights, get them. If you have them, make sure the bulbs are in working order.
Place an alarm sign in your yard
Many would-be thieves won’t approach a house if they think it has an alarm. You can get an alarm sign online.
Buy an indoor camera
Cameras can capture a suspect in the act and let homeowners check the footage from anywhere. Most indoor cameras offer high-quality images and night vision, and they’re motion activated and affordable.
Get out the garden shears
Every bush outside of your windows should be below the window line, usually 2-3 feet in height, to maximise your visibility from the inside of your house to the outside, so that means you must trim your bushes.
Bake some cookies
One of the best ways to stay safe is to work together as a neighbourhood. We all need to keep an eye on each other and what better way to start that relationship than with a plate of cookies?
Protect your neighbourhood
There are many measures you can take to improve your community safety, with varying levels of affordability. Outdoor security cameras can reduce crime and prevent would-be criminals from entering the neighbourhood.