It’s important to keep on top of your security system both in your home and business. This increases not only its longevity but also your overall safety. Let’s face it – it’s easy to let this slip especially when you’re “busy” and life just gets in the way. But by implementing a couple of best practices illustrated here, you’ll go a long way in staying on top of your security system.
Do a Security Audit at Least Once a Year
It’s highly recommended that you conduct a security audit at least once a year. This simply involves checking your home inside and outside (do it for your business too) to identify any weak spots. These are areas that are easy targets for burglars to gain entry to your premises. These include an easy to open window, a weak door, a pet door etc. Once you’ve identified them, you can fix them.
A good guide and starting point is the Home Security Audit checklist provided by the Queensland Police Service. This checklist is applicable to any home in Australia, whether you’re in Melbourne or far up north in the NT. It is comprehensive and for some homes, it would be challenging to obtain every item. There is also a lot of merit to having a security specialist provide an onsite audit at your property. Their up to date knowledge and years of experience can spot vulnerabilities that you may not even be aware of. This works for homes, businesses and not-for-profits. Look for qualified Australian security product experts, such as the team from Twenty First Security, who will be the best to help you with your audit.
Keep an Eye out for Malfunctioning Security Systems
As advanced as the technology is with state-of-the-art security systems for both home and businesses, things can wrong. This is where not only maintenance comes in useful but also keeping an eye out for malfunctions of security systems. Often when a security system like an alarm is malfunctioning or just not working to its fullest capability, it gives off signals. This could be a flashing light or a buzzing noise or any other sound that shouldn’t be there. Don’t ignore it, do something about it. When a problem occurs, talk to your security company and get it checked out ASAP!
Implement Good Daily Security Habits
Just like your health is a daily habit (nutrition and fitness), treat your security as a daily habit. Practice good daily security habits like being aware of your surroundings, noticing suspicious behaviour, swiping on and off with your security card, making sure windows and doors are locked, turning your alarm on and off at the right times etc. These will go a long way in helping you become a much more aware and safer individual.
Encourage and Teach Others about Good Security Practices
Once you begin practising good security habits, you are now ready to encourage and teach others around you (family and work colleagues) good security practices. Talk to them about the importance of having a high-quality security system and help each other learn the ins and outs of that security system. If you have young children, start teaching them about the importance of security. They will then thank you later as adults.
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