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Things to do if your house is broken into
Posted On March 4th, 2020

A break-in can be quite a stressful and nerve-racking experience and victims are left shocked, frightened, and confused in most cases. When you do discover that your house has been broken into, it’s important to act fast so that you can move past this distressing event as quickly as possible.

Here are some steps you can take to move forward as well as prevent yourself from being a victim of a break-in again.

What to do House Broken Into

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Most burglars will flee the moment they hear someone approaching the house, but in some cases, they could run and hide inside the house. This poses a huge risk of confrontation with the burglar and impedes the safety of you and your family. 

If you think your home has been broken into, move to a safe location and call 0404 532 049. You can report the break-in without taking account of the missing items or damage to property when you make this call. 

Take shelter in a safe place

If you can wait at a neighbour’s place, do that till the police come. In case you are unable to do this, you can also lock yourself in your car and wait there. While you’re waiting try and take note of any unusual vehicles or people you see moving about. Any information could help track down the burglar. 

Take inventory of property

Make a list of items that are missing and document damage to property. This list is important to file your insurance claim, so make it as comprehensive as possible. 

Take pictures of the house so you can show the police and your insurers what the house looked like after the break-in. Get clear shots of the doors and windows and any other entry points that may have been used to break-in. 

Check how secure your home is

After the police and insurers have made their visit, survey your home to make sure it is safe from any future break-ins. You can even get advice from the police on this. 

If you don’t have an alarm system, consider getting one. As per a report, 34% of burglars break in using the front door and 22% enter through the back door. Another helpful measure is to install timers to activate lights during the time you’re away from home. 

Sliding doors are easy to open even when they’re looked. Take extra precautions and get new sturdy locks which aren’t easy to pick. 

Emergency Locksmith Brisbane can help you with the sturdiest of locks. This will definitely deter any thieves or burglars from breaking in and entering your house.

Don’t leave a spare key outside of your house

Most people leave a key hidden outside their home for emergency situations like a lock-out. However, this also poses as a safety concern. A burglar could enter your home easily with a key placed outside your home.

 It’s better to hand your key to your neighbour or friends for safekeeping. In case this doesn’t work, you always have the option of contacting us.

Why Emergency Locksmith Brisbane?

We offer 24-hour service, all 365 days of the year. If you ever get locked out of your house or need a new set of keys made after a break-in, the qualified Locksmiths from Emergency Locksmith Brisbane are just a call away.

The company offers the best price in Brisbane, for an assured team of quality and reliable Locksmiths. Once you give us a call, we locate a Locksmith closest to you. The Locksmith gets in a van and is equipped with the latest technology to offer you assistance at your residence.

We recommend that you take action before someone breaks into your house. When you buy a new house or move into a new property, rekey or replace your lock. This is recommended so you don’t give a strange person (previous residents/ owners) access to your home and premises.

Prepare for the future

Aside from securing your house with locked doors and windows and installing motion sensors, there are a couple more safety measures you can take. 

Keep the any shrubs or plants in your yard well-trimmed and manicured. Tall shrubs and trees make for good hiding places for thieves. Trimming shrubs will keep thieves from hiding and sneaking in to your house. 

The criminal activity in the form of emergency break-ins Brisbane has, often spikes during the holiday season, when people are away from their homes. Empty homes are attractive to thieves looking to break in. 

Make sure that you don’t leave any signs of an empty house when you’re travelling to a different location for your vacation. 

Install the best, most durable locks in your house. We can help you with this. Just call 0404 532 049 and get in touch with us now. 


Yes, we can provide all of the above services. Locksmith Brisbane can guarantee that you will get the best and most reliable services in Brisbane.