Survey Reveals That One In Every Eight Aussies Forget To Regularly Lock Their Homes

Home security is a heated topic, due to the costs and risk to lives involved with this topic. Experts on home alarms in Perth, across Australia and the world constantly work on developments in order to ensure the home security of people across the world.

To that end, Aussie comparison site Finder.com.au recently released a new research paper, one aimed at finding out how Aussies handle a very basic aspect of home security; locking their doors, and found disturbing news.

A survey with a sample size of 2000 Australians from the company learned at approximately 12% of Aussies either forget or outright neglect to regularly lock the doors in their homes, with 60% not using deadbolt locks. In terms of windows, 40% of Aussies fail to lock them, whilst 80% of people neglect locking a garage utilized as a storage space.

According to one of Finder’s experts; Bessie Hassan, says that the comparison site wanted to find out how Aussies handle home security, and the findings were very much a surprise to them, with the data suggesting that many Aussies leaving their home susceptible to anyone who would attack them.

Whilst Tasmanians (15%) were the least likely to bother with locking doors or CCTV systems, Queenslanders were the ones who were most lax with their home’s security, being the ones least to bother with locking their windows or installing a home alarm.

From the respondents from Queensland, 4.2% admitted that they neglect to regularly lock doors, windows, and garages, or install a home security system like an alarm or CCTV system. For Tasmania, 3.7% had the same lax outlook to home security.

Good news for those selling home alarms in Perth, as Western Australians had the most vigilant outlook on home security, with good reason, as data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics say that Western Australia is the state with the highest break-in rates.

Across Australia, 2.5% of homes have had break-ins, 2.1% had attempts, and 5% has been victimized with property damage within the 12 months leading up to June 2017.

A Tasmanian Police spokesperson says that these numbers would be lower if people took simple security precautions, as thieves are easily deterred opportunists.