South Africa Patent number 2014/09494 with patents and applications worldwide
Locklatch 100% Lifetime Guarantee

7 Home Security Tips That Cost Nothing

November 18, 2015


  1. JOIN your Neighbourhood Watch and local WhatsApp Group. Neighbourhood Watches have been a great source of information for SAPS and Security Service Providers. And when used properly, WhatsApp Groups allow for the quick communication of any criminal or suspicious behavior to help prevent burglary.


  1. REPORT any suspicious behavior or vehicles to your Security Provider, Neighbourhood Watch, or WhatsApp group. If criminals know you are aware they tend to move on.


  1. MARKERS: Remove any ‘out-of-place’ objects outside your home i.e. bottles, match boxes, scratches on the ground etc. Criminals will often use scouts to screen your area prior to an intrusion. Also, if you find any out-of-place objects be extra alert.


  1. STREET PEOPLE: It’s a good idea not to put out food, recycling materials and so on. Rather support your local shelter and visit your recycle center. The fewer people you have on your street the easier it will be to identify criminals.


  1. DON’T ADVERTISE: by throwing the empty box from your new TV set or other expensive electronics and so on.


  1. PROTECT: Your property and family by arming your alarm system, even at night. Use multiple layers of home security products rather than one or two methods only. Also outdoor devices and burglar deterrents are a particularly good means of early warning.


  1. SWITCH ON YOUR OUTDOOR LIGHTS AT NIGHT: Criminals are less likely to consider close quarter surveillance of well lit properties and it’s more difficult to see inside the house if the outside lights are on. During the day, consider closing your curtains to hide valuable items from sight.


If you have any ideas on DIY home security, tips on how to prevent home burglaries or how to “think like a criminal to stop a criminal” please send your suggestions to Lock Latch, and we’ll publish and credit the author.


Further reading:

Crimes that South Africans Fear the Most

General & Safe Ventilation with LockLatch

5 Strategies to Keep Your Family Safe During a Home Invasion

Like this article? Share it

Back to articles
LockLatch Security
LockLatch Security Buy Online


  • Stop Opportunistic Theft
  • Allow Secure Pet Access
  • Stop Children Falling
  • Stop Wind Damage
  • Stop Baboons and Monkeys
  • Protect Boats & Caravan Hatch Windows


  • Fits any Door or Window
  • Lifetime Guarantee
  • Quick and Easy to Install
  • Fasteners Included
  • Colour Match to any Frame
  • Free Delivery in South Africa
Ready to purchase?
Not Tracking Analytics!