On many occasions, I visit clients houses, only to find that they have been sold very complex burglar alarms and other very high tech electronic security aids and yet the persons who have sold and installed these items have not looked at the property’s boundaries or pointed out that the money might have been better spent on more basic security measures. The first priorities, should be securing the perimeter, checking gates and upgrading door and window locks to make unwanted access more difficult in its simplest terms!
A number of our clients like to incorporate a trained personal protection dog / family guardian into their lives for both the companionship that these well trained dogs bring and as an addition to their home security arrangements.
|A1K9s trained family protection dogs provide real time security for the whole family and double as loyal, loving, family pets.|
Keep your security simple, start with the basics!
- Make sure that your property is well fenced and that gates are kept secure – remember someone has to breach the boundary security before they reach the house, garage or other buildings.
- Give thought to fitting security lights around the property possibly utilising remote PIR detectors, these may also be used to set of a chime or in house alarm. Intruders do not like being in the spotlight!
- If you have electric gates don’t give out gate codes to people delivering to, or working on the property short term and remember to change access codes regularly.
- Don’t leave bins or other items near to gates, they can be used to block sensors and stop gates closing.
- When leaving your property, if you have electric gates; make sure that you wait for them to close before you drive away.
- Make sure that your trees, bushes and shrubs are kept cut back so they do not provide welcome hiding places for would be robbers or burglars immediately around your house.
- Take note, if you see the same car parked in your road or near your property if it does not belong to one of your neighbours, if the vehicle is seen on different occasions and is occupied – take note of the registration number and report it.
- Make sure that you do not open the doors to your house or give access to the external areas, unless you are sure who you are letting in! Make sure if you have children that they too realise the importance of not just opening doors or pressing the entry button!
- It is all too easy to buzz the entry button on the intercom to let someone in and thieves and other criminals know that this is a proven way to get access to gated communities by asking a neighbour to buzz them in so they can make a delivery – which may really mean a removal or worse!!
- If you are away ask a neighbour to take in your mail and watch over your property, good neighbour relations help to defeat crime!
You could always think about getting a dog
A Personal Protection Dog can be a great addition to one’s family both as a pet and steadfast family guardian.
|A trained protection|
dog is an unwelcomed obstacle to those unwanted visitors!
For details of A1K9 and the services and dogs they provide, please contact Charles Wall at A1K9 Ltd.