Whether you own a property or just rent it, the thought of a home invasion remains equally terrifying. According to government statistics, approximately one out of every 40 Australian houses will be burgled this year. That's pretty goddamn sobering. Thankfully, there are various measures you can take to vastly decrease the odds of your home being broken into. This infographic includes a breakdown of Australian burglary statistics and the most effective techniques to ward against invasion.
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The infographic below comes from window shutter supplier Bass Windows and is based on a range of mostly government sources. As it explains, the simple act of keeping your indoor lights on can decrease the odds of getting burgled by as much as 20 per cent. Interestingly, the biggest deterrent of all isn't a state-of-the-art alarm system or Fort Knox-style window shutters, but a noisy dog. For more crime facts and security solutions, check out the full infographic below.
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[Via Bass Windows]