No one wants to consider the potential loss or destruction that can be caused by theft and burglary. Yet it’s important to understand the risk to better protect your home, your valuables, and most importantly, your family.
When asked, burglars admit that they survey neighborhoods to find the easiest locations to break in without being noticed. So, they pick the homes that appear the most vulnerable and tend to steer clear of those with obvious signs of protection such as home alarms and outdoor cameras.
Unfortunately, after dropping for several decades, property crimes, including break-ins and thefts of homes and cars, have recently started trending up again in many parts of the country. This is costing homeowners thousands of dollars in loses. In fact, property crimes are some of the most common types of crime. While many of us remember to lock our doors at night, a quarter of break-ins occur during the day when homeowners are expected to be away at work.
The costs of loss don’t just hit the wallet. They also cause stress and mental and emotional pain and could risk your personal safety. The first step, of course, is to keep doors and windows locked. Yet another important way to keep your home and property safe is by installing security devices.
ADT (now Telus) signs are the first line of defense to help deter theft and burglary. But it certainly doesn’t stop there. Whenever there is any indication of unauthorized invasion or uninvited guests, the ADT (now Telus) alarms immediately notify local Police who rapidly arrive on scene to help minimize damage or loss from the home.
In addition to locking doors and windows and installing a home security system to protect your home, other simple steps that help secure your property include:
- Adding exterior lighting
- Moderating your social media to avoid posting (and alerting possible thieves) while you’re away from home
- Adding automatic interior lights
- Keeping curtains and blinds closed, so people can’t easily look in to see big-ticket items
- Clearing your yard, so it’s difficult for thieves to hide from neighbors or people passing by on the street.
An ADT (now Telus) monitored alarm system from Alarm Guard will keep you feeling secure and protect your assets and could even help you save on homeowner’s insurance! Check out our packages and call now for a free quote at 1-855-518-4458 and talk with an expert about how to protect your home from theft and burglary.