Your home is a sanctuary – the place where you escape the worries of the world. It should be private, safe, and – most of all – secure for you, the people you love and the personal possessions you value.
The 2017–18 National Crime Victimisation Survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on Australian households reported that:
- 2.5% (231,100) recorded a break-in – that’s one every three minutes.
- 2.2% (205,400) experienced an attempted break-in.
- 5.1% (477,700) were victims of malicious property damage.
From the reported break-ins specifically, 74% of those households had property stolen and 49% had property damaged.
Lane’s continued leadership in door hardware research was once again showcased with the publication of the 2017 Break-In Busters Report. It revealed some interesting insights and statistics into Australians attitudes towards home security:
- 94% relied on locks as the primary home security measure, but 35% weren’t actually confident that their locks were reliable.
- Personal safety was the biggest fear, with 59% worried about the protection of their family in the case of an intruder break-in.
- Loss of belongings was the second biggest concern, with 19% alarmed about losing possessions and 14% about the inconvenience of replacing stolen items.
- 39% believed they could do more to better protect their home.
- 33% thought the best way to protect their home was through visual security props, such as outdoor cameras or signs.