We sometimes overlook the most simple but very effective means of frustrating the efforts of burglars. It is an important task for us at Complete Alarms to identify these common sense habits and tricks and share them with house owners so they can effectively protect their homes. Some are new and some have been proven to be effective weapons against unwanted intrusions like the ones discussed below.


Some of us often showcase our situation without knowing its detrimental effects to our security. Leaving things outside the house that seem harmless enough to you may prove to be a magnetic lure to a thief making his inspection of potential sites during the day. Things like bicycles, scooter, wheelbarrow, picks and shovels or garden tools are attractive items to thieves. You shouldn’t leave items that can be easily moved from your grounds.

When you buy something new such as a brand new deck player with the latest screen or any other expensive household entertainment appliance, refrain from placing the container box out in the backyard as a recyclable collection. The box container will provide a revealing beacon to tell burglars that valuable equipment has been unpacked and now sitting on a table in the living room. They can be sold at attractive prices anywhere on the streets or second hand shops. Incinerate carton boxes or get rid of them quickly to avoid detection.

Conjuring up your own tricks to foil attempts at entering your house have proven to be very effective. You are now aware that burglaries occur mainly during the day when the occupants are away working in their workplaces. You should take advantage of this knowledge to create you own illusions to fake a home still occupied after the occupants have left for work. Purchase fluorescent bulbs to conserve electricity consumption and leave a light on or a pre-taped series of soft songs or radio programs. To be more convincing, leave your television on. There are loads of other tricks you can use.

The presence of bushes around your ground area can provide hiding places or camouflage the presence an intruder. They provide excellent cover for someone to survey your grounds and house at leisure and even allow burglars to even note down activities that occur around or in your home. Thin out the foliage with a suitable cutter or pruning instrument. A clear ground area with good visibility leverage through the trees, are effective methods for easily spotting movements.

Never underestimate the lengths to which burglars will resort to, so they can break into your house. Be always alert and vigilant and don’t forget that one of the best means of combating burglary is for you to be ahead of a burglar’s plans and intentions.

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In addition to our ability in providing our CCTV surveillance system, we can also provide you with some of the best personal strategies you can use to ensure the security of your grounds and house. Ring us now on (02) 8091 3388.