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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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You can learn the basics of lock picking from a GIF, but for a more nuanced look at the techniques required to actually get a lock open without the key, check out NightHawkInLight's latest tutorial where he uses nothing but a pair of strategically bent hairpins in the process.

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If you've ever accidentally locked yourself out of a room in your home that has a bathroom-style push-button or twist-privacy lock, you know it can be a pain to open them again. If you have a paper clip however, getting back in is no problem.

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The only line of defence against bike thieves is a bike lock. If you're going to actively use your bicycle and leave it on the streets, you have to lock it properly. If you lock it, but not the right way, it will get stolen. If you lock it the right way, even still it could get stolen, but at least you tried your best!

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Ever stumbled back to a hotel room only to realise your roommates have already gone to bed and put the chain lock on the door? When no amount of knocking can get you in, you can release that chain lock with a piece of string or floss.