Safety and Security

All tenants have the right to enjoyment of their home, and your safety and security during your tenancy with Foundation Housing is important to us.

The following tips are provided to assist you to feel more secure and safe in our properties.

Security Tips

Locks are only effective if you use them properly. Please ensure that your property is safely locked whenever you are not home.

Notify a neighbour or friend if you are absent from your property for a period of time.

Fire Safety

Being prepared is the key to reducing the risk of fire occurring in your home. It is recommended that you have a safety checklist to help keep your home safe from fires.

For more information and tips visit Fire & Rescue NSW.

Window and Balcony Safety

There are a number of simple, common-sense steps you can take to reduce the risk of serious injuries or falls from open windows and balconies, particularly if you have small children, are elderly or disabled. Here are some simple tips to help keep kids safe:

  • Don’t be fooled by fly screens, they are designed to keep insects out, not your kids in. They are simply not strong enough.
  • Ensure window safety devices are engaged and secure to stop the window opening more than 12.5cm.
  • Placing a wooden dowel in the window sliding channel can also help prevent unauthorised entry via an open window.
  • Keep furniture away from windows and the edge of balconies to prevent children climbing up and falling off.
  • Beware of light furniture that children can move around.