Security experts encourage residents to put extra precautions in place when on holiday

Security experts encourage residents to put extra precautions in place when on holiday

SECURITY experts have urged residents to put extra precautions in place when going on holiday to prevent break-ins.

The comments come on the back of the release of police statistics from suburbs across Perth that show an increase in crime compared to the previous financial year.

Jason Windows security manager Triston Overmars said neighbours, friends and family could act as priceless home security tools.

“Burglars are known to call to see if anyone’s home before a break-in,” he said.

“Before heading off on holiday, have your incoming calls forwarded to a friend, neighbour or family member.

Mr Overmars said most people believed they lived in a safe street or suburb, but thieves did not think that way.

“They look for opportunities wherever they may be – and the best opportunity is a house that does not look secure,” he said.

“That’s why it is important to install security systems that are visible from outside your property.

“The easiest way to achieve this is with security screens on doors and windows.”

Jason Windows security screens are made from 316 marine grade stainless steel mesh and retained in the frame using UV-resistant PVC co-extrusion – meaning the security range offers strength and assurance while reducing the risk of corrosion.

“The doors come with a three-point locking system giving you extra protection from the door being wrenched at the top or bottom by an intruder,” Mr Overmars said.

“All security doors are custom made to meet the relevant installation requirements.”

Mr Overmars has helped 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.