A warm home is a safe home, and a safe home is a warm home!
Contrary to popular belief, it does get pretty chilly in this country come winter, particularly in places like Perth’s southern suburbs, and we’ve found that the cooler days tend to stick around much longer than just the end of August! Whether you’re staying put for the winter or going away to escape the cold, we share our top tips for keeping your home toasty and safe this winter.
Roller Shutters to Keep The Chill Out
Is there anything better than going into a warm, cosy home after a long day in the thick of winter? Time to get organised and get your place ready for the colder months, starting with insulation; at Golden West Security Perth, our experienced designers and technicians are in charge of our durable bespoke roller shutters, ensuring they meet stringent Australian quality and security standards. And while we can install door and window shutters easily for you, all varieties of our roller shutters (from our manual and battery roll-ups, to our automated roll-ups) are extremely difficult to penetrate – so they double as a security measure.
To avoid any other home maintenance dramas that tend to arise in winter (they’re even less fun in the cold!), it’s worth thinking ahead and having any existing heating systems professionally checked to make sure they’re clean and running efficiently. We also recommend you have the gutters cleaned to prevent any buildups and blockages.
Consider Your Privacy: Install Security Windows
If you’re planning a holiday to a warm, sunny destination to have a break from the Aussie winter, you’ll also want to think about keeping your home safe. In the over-sharing world of social media, posting that you’re away on platforms like Facebook or Instagram is a big no-no when home security is concerned; you’re pretty much advertising to potential intruders that no one’s home. Other safety measures to consider: Having durable security screen windows and doors installed, making sure valuables like smart devices are out of sight, and reducing telling signs that you’re away- ask a neighbour to collect your mail to avoid an overflowing postbox, and perhaps have some lights in the house go on and off each day with a timer.
Keep Intruders Out
So considering that winter can be a time rife for home break-ins, a bonus of having roller shutters installed as a means of insulation is that they can deter intruders while you’re away…you’ll kill two birds with one stone!
Remember being wrapped under the blankets last winter, kicking yourself for not organising home insulation in advance? Don’t make the same mistake twice; be prepared this time round by having roller shutters installed before the cold hits…and so that whether you’re out for the day or out of town, you can have peace of mind that your home is as secure as possible.