Automatic light timers could prevent break-ins

AUTOMATIC light and TV timers have been flagged as an effective security measure in preventing burglaries.

Jason Windows security manager Triston Overmars said the timers were the “ultimate burglar turn-off”.

“Automatic light and TV timers set on an on-off cycle can create the illusion of movement from room to room,” he said.

“Give thieves nowhere to hide by illuminating every access door around your home, and trimming back any shrubbery next to doors and windows.”

The comments come off the back of crime statistics showing break-ins had increased in a number of suburbs across Perth.

Mr Overmars said security screens from Jason windows were another effective way of preventing break-ins.

“Jason Windows security screens are custom designed to seamlessly complement their market-leading range of windows and doors without any need for modification,” he said.

The screens, constructed from the highest quality stainless steel mesh, are backed by a 10-year structural warranty.

“Installers use a clever fitting system allowing for installation from inside the home, which means no potential damage to your garden beds and avoids the cost of scaffolding on multi-level homes,” Mr Overmars said.

“Jason Windows incorporates drainage points in the design to prevent water from being trapped between the screen and window, then finding its way into your home – a common problem with retro fitted windows screens.”

He said once installed, the company serviced all Jason products for life.

Jason Windows has put together a free e-book called the Security Screen Buyers Guide, designed to help inform residents and highlight what to look for when purchasing security screens for the home.

The e-book is available by clicking here.