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Sure Insurance today urged Bundaberg householders to check they have adequate home security in place, as the Christmas holidays are a high-risk period for home break-ins.
Queensland Police Service crime figures* showed on average 26 Bundaberg homes broken into every month and more than 310 local households entered by thieves over the past year. Alarmingly, 6 of the unlawful entries were with violence against the householder.
Bundaberg Police Division: Unlawful entry dwelling offences:
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*QPS QLD Crime Statistics – December 2019
Sure Insurance Managing Director Bradley Heath said “Bundaberg householders should put in place simple security measures that could easily reduce the opportunity for thieves to enter their home over the holidays.”
“Most home theft is random and opportunistic yet incidents of thieves targeting occupied homes and personal items are on the increase so it’s essential householders think about the basics when it comes home security,” said Mr Heath.
“The most common entry point for thieves is an external door such as the front or back door and even laundry doors. However, many householders often leave doors open and unlocked, many also fail to lock deadlocks and windows are not always locked when they should be.”
“We recommend householders take a few basic and affordable security measures. Consider installing motion activated external lighting, a home alarm or home security camera system as these identifiable measures often deter thieves,” he said.
“A common protection measure people often use when they go away is to ask a friend or trusted neighbour to collect mail and keep an eye on the home.”
“Given the tremendous community spirit that exists across Bundaberg it would be great to see trusted neighbors looking out for each other over the holidays,” said Mr Heath.
Sure Insurance Christmas holiday period home security tips
For further information contact Mike Sopinski at Sure Insurance 0421 052 598
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