Safe Deposit Box for Holiday Crime Prevention

If you’re one of the many people who get caught up in the holiday rush, then you might want to consider a safe deposit box for holiday crime prevention.

The holidays are often a time for celebration and reverie with your loved ones. However, the hustle and bustle of the season can also mean danger for your valuable possessions.

Holiday Crime in Australia

According to the New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, Christmas Eve and New Year are the peak time for property offences including home burglaries and break-ins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The bureau analysed police records and revealed that up to 763 property offences were committed on Christmas Eve, whereas the daily average during regular hours is 629. Moreover, these crimes are commonly committed between 9:00 in the morning and 6:00 in the evening.

Police statistics have shown that jewellery is the number one item taken from unprotected homes, followed by laptops and bicycles.

This means that during the festive season, you will have to take extra precaution if you want to keep you and your valuables safe from thieves and burglars.

How to Keep Safe During the Holidays

Thieves strike when an opportunity arises. Therefore, it’s important to reduce their prospects by knowing how to keep your home, your family, and your property safe on an ongoing basis.

Crime prevention measures such as installing burglar alarm systems, motion sensor lights, and installing good locks in your home is ideal. It is also advisable to maintain alertness and continually be aware of your surroundings. Moreover, it is important to keep items such as cash, credit cards, and similar items that can be easily stolen in a more secure area of  your home.

As Brisbane is becoming more populated, the crime rate in Brisbane is increasing at a faster rate than Sydney, which is of concern.

Summer is a care-free time. Shoes come off, windows fly open and vacation days are taken. As we finally relax, we often let our guards down. Consequently, November, December and January are the months with the most break-ins.  The peak time in the evening is midnight, but unlawful entries and robberies also occur throughout the day.

Queensland households saw a 2.2% attempted break-in rate, with a total of 40,700 incidents reported to local authorities; furthermore 16.4% of all burglaries that took place in Australia in 2017 happened in Queensland.

Quick Home Invasion Statistics

– 3% of Australian homes have been burgled at some point.

– It takes 75% of burglars less than 5 minutes to enter a property.

– From Oct 2018 – Oct 2019, Qld Police recorded 12,784 break-ins across Brisbane; more than one every hour on average.

– 455 Armed robberies occurred between Oct 2018 – Oct 2019.

– On average there were 126 break-ins each year, per 100,000 people.

So, how do you protect yourself from these opportunistic criminals during the holidays? And how should you consider protecting your hard-earned assets all the time?

We have found the perfect solution.  A safe deposit box in a private facility ticks all the right boxes.

Renting a Safe Deposit Box for the Holidays

While the typical safety precautions are necessary, you’ll still want to take extra care particularly for your possessions that hold far more value than others, including important documents, jewellery, and precious metals. For this purpose, one of the safest places you can keep your valuable assets is in a private vault. This is particularly true if you plan to be away for weeks on end.

 

By renting a safe deposit security box for the holidays, you can enjoy your vacation without having to worry about leaving your home with no one to watch it for you. These facilities are under constant surveillance and are subject to state-of-the-art security measures so any valuables you choose to store are safe from thieves and the additional dangers of damage due to fire and flooding.

All Your Holiday Security Needs Covered 

Private Vaults Australia is here to provide you with the peace of mind you need for the holidays. We provide safe deposit boxes with 24-hour surveillance located conveniently in North Brisbane, servicing surrounding areas and Sunshine Coast.

For more info on how you can use a safe deposit box for holiday crime prevention, contact PVA or read the PVA blog for more interesting news, tips and ideas to guide you.

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