Over 200,000 burglaries are recorded in Australia each year. With break-ins increasing, it’s no wonder people are turning to surveillance cameras, security alarm systems and home security screens for peace of mind.
Each has benefits, but which approach is the most effective?
Most modern security alarm systems have a direct connection to a monitoring centre. Activity can be monitored on your smartphone as well. If your alarm goes off, you are notified and a security guard can check your property.
Although they are good at scaring intruders, quality alarm systems can be very expensive and don’t always prevent break-in attempts. At best, an alarm will notify you and others that an intrusion is in progress. But a loud alarm won’t have the same effect as a strong physical barrier on a determined thief.
A sturdy barrier between your home and the intruder, like home security screens on your windows and doors, is one of the most cost-effective safety investments. Doors are often the first line of defense against break-ins. Statistics show that over 33% of burglars break into homes through the rear door, so having quality deadlocks and security screens is critical. Windows hidden from the street are also a favoured entry point for thieves*.
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What’s better – home security screens or a security alarm system?
On balance, even though alarms and security screens are both effective deterrents to intruders, screens are the most cost-effective. Unlike alarms which only notify you of a break-in, Half Price Shutters security screens windows and doors create a barrier that is virtually impossible to pry open. The price of the security screens is worth the peace of mind.
Fitting security screens may also lower your insurance premiums and increase your property’s value.
So for maximum protection from both bugs and burglars the choice has to be Half Price Shutters security screens.
* NSW Government’s Break and Enter Group report, September 20