Do you feel safe and secure at home?

There are different ways you can improve, the safety of your home and how to feel more secure, in this news article we will be looking at:

  • South Australian Police (SAPOL)
    • Home Security Book
    • Home Assist Program 
  • My Aged Care (Home Safety Assessment) 
  • Key Safes 

SAPOL Home Security Book

SAPOL keep South Australians safe and are committed to working in partnership with the community, to prevent crime and reduce the fear of crime to ensure that your home, and surroundings are a safe place. 

As a crime prevention initiative, SAPOL have developed a Home Security Book.

This book has been developed to provide each household practical tips to improve your home security. 

For further assistance please contact your local police station or visit

SAPOL Home Assist Program 

The SAPOL Home Assist program is a Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) that is funded by the Australian Government.

This program is only available for people who are eligible for Commonwealth Home Support Program. 

Free security audits 

A police officer will come and visit you and conduct a free security audit of your home and provide a written document highlighting safety and security issues, that could be improved. 

My Aged Care, Home Safety Assessment 

If a person is not feeling safe at home, they can access an Occupational Therapy Home Safety Assessment, through My Aged Care. The Occupational Therapist will identify your needs and recommend interventions which may include home modifications, aids and equipment, assistive devices, or equipment to help you stay independent and safe in your home.

For further assistance please contact My aged Care on 1800 200 422 or

Key safes

A key safe box offers you peace of mind with added security. Key safe boxes use a four-digit combination code to keep your keys safe, for use in case of an emergency.

The key safe boxes will need to be installed to an exterior wall near an entrance, enabling easy access by emergency services if nobody is able to answer the door.

Your personal 4-digit code can be provided to your contacts of choice, they may be, emergency services, family / carers or even neighbours. These devices can be purchased from your local hardware store. 

If you wish to have more information on being safe and secure in your home, please contact Agedcare Alternatives on 8408 4600 



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