Tips for your home’s safety and security

It is your right to feel safe and secure in your home and as a Homes North resident your safety and security is important to us. We hope these tips help you to feel secure and safe in your home.

Tip No. 1
Locks are only effective if you use them properly. Please make sure that your property is safely locked whenever you are not home.

Tip No. 2
Before going out, even for a short period of time, make sure all your windows and doors are closed and locked.

Tip No. 3
For sliding windows, placing a wooden dowel in the window sliding channel can help prevent unauthorised entry.

Tip No. 4
If you have a side gate, shed or garage, don’t forget to lock them too.

Tip No. 5
If you are going to be away from your home for a period of time, tell a neighbour or friend. Choose someone that you really trust and who is reliable.

Tip No. 6
Ask a trustworthy neighbour or friend to collect your mail while you are away. A letterbox full of mail signals that you are not at home.

Tip No. 7
A clear view of your home from the street increases your security. Keep your front and back yard tidy and make sure your garden does not become overgrown. An overgrown garden can hide unwanted intruders.