We have a lot of confidential corporate information in our office that we need to keep secure. Having key codes is hard because a lot of the staff forget them regularly and end up writing them down, which ends up making our office a lot less safe! As a result, we have switched to using fingerprint and facial recognition security which is working a lot better. It's not like people can forget to bring their faces into work! This blog has some tips on how to switch your office to using more modern security options like fingerprint scanners and facial recognition security.
Moving to a new home can be stressful, and the last thing you need is a break-in. In many parts of the Western world, domestic burglary rates have been falling year on year since the nineties, and in Australia your likelihood of being burgled has fallen from 2.9% to 2.5% since 1999. People who have been living in their home for less than a year are twice as likely to be burgled as average, though, so it's important to protect yourself. The good news is that it needn't be difficult or stressful to keep that likelihood down!
Get yourselves looking settled as quickly as possible
The sooner you look like you've been in your home for a while, the safer you'll be. Hang blinds or curtains on the very first day, and keep those on street-facing windows drawn until you're properly unpacked. Take empty boxes to the recycling tip as quickly as possible, and don't leave them stacked visibly outside your new home until you manage to get there. Take a little time during your first week to tend to the front garden and anything else visible from the road outside your home, and take down the 'sold' or 'let' sign outside as early as you can.
Make an appointment with a locksmith on your very first day
Locksmiths aren't just for letting you back in when you've forgotten your keys; they're also home security experts. A good locksmith can tell you exactly how good the security on your new place is, and help you figure out what you can do to improve it within the budget and timeframe available. It's also imperative that you have the locks changed as quickly as you can, and preferably on your first night; you have no way of knowing who has a key to an old lock! Other things you can discuss with your locksmith include:
Don't wait to get your home security system up to scratch
Once you've identified the potential problems and their solutions, don't wait to address them! It's easy to protect yourself against many of the most common forms of burglary simply by not giving would-be intruders the idea that your home is an easy mark, so shore up your home security as soon as you can after moving home.