Residential homes that wish to protect their privacy and prevent a burglary can do this effectively by locking their meter boxes.
If your power is disrupted for any period of time it will lead to all your frozen goods going off and refrigerated items going bad as well. Imagine coming back from a Bali holiday to discover your freezer is a half frozen; stinky mess and you won’t even want to open the fridge. Yuk!
Alternatively, if your gas supply is turned off it will necessitate relighting of your hot water system, as well as purging the air that now would be in your gas pipes from the pilot light at your hot water system going out. Oxygen is drawn in through back pressure and is mixed with your actual gas. Only a qualified gas fitter will know how to remove the air and reignite your pilot light for your hot water system.
Criminal offenders with a sole intent to burgle your property will gauge whether your home or not by switching off your gas or electricity supplies. Offenders then wait for the homeowner to come out and check the meter box. If no one comes out it signals the home is ripe for the picking.
Use Meter box Lock to install an approved viewing window and a lock that’s master keyed to Western Australian service providers. They are Western Power, Synergy, ATCO Gas and the Water Corp. Meter box security is the first step to prevent becoming another crime statistic. Mob 0416044420.