Target harden your home

Coolum Police are reminding residents to “target harden” their homes after recent break in’s at Twin Waters.

Officer in Charge of Coolum Police Senior Sergeant Hardy Wirth said some premises were left unlocked giving thieves easy access to enter.

“By ‘target hardening’ we mean installing good quality locks to doors and windows, installing security grills, alarm systems and CCTV cameras where possible,” Senior Sergeant Wirth said.

“It also extends to security lighting and trimming trees and branches to appropriate heights.

“These types of measures make it more difficult for opportunistic thieves.”

Remember to:

  • Lock your doors and secure windows when leaving;
  • Lock your car and the garage when out or at night;
  • Lock away items of value including pushbikes, power tools etc.; and
  • Do not leave ladders out that may assist theives.

For further information, read our ‘Protecting your home fact sheet” here.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24hrs per day.

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