How secure is your home in Vancouver? This article will guide you through some of the most important security tips, which are very easy to implement, so read on to find out what you can do today.
Over 80% of burglaries are committed by thieves taking advantage of opportunities such as unlocked doors, vulnerable windows, and spare keys left in obvious places such as under doormats. Even if you’re insured, it’s still worth reducing the risk of burglars targeting your property by taking a few simple precautions to secure your home.
1. Look at your home through the eyes of a burglar
Where are the weak spots? If you have forgotten your keys but can still get in, so can a burglar. Could someone break in a part of the house without being seen? The two most important security tools for the house are the security system installed and quality lockings. With the advancement of technology, it is important to invest to be up-to-date with the security home system. For example, the new wireless security systems use radio frequency to communicate from the controller to the sensors. Some of these wireless home security systems are also GSM compatible. Therefore, you have a choice of the phone line or broadband to use for your security system. Moreover, you want to make sure to request that every existing device, such as door contacts and motion sensors are tested before they are tied in.
After the choice of the security system, we suggest to invest in quality doors and locks, which will be hard for thieves to break in. The exterior doors should be made of strong materials like metal. In addition, the locks should of high quality to prevent robbers who use master keys. This may sound quite simple, but it can save you a great deal as far as the security of your house is concerned.
2. Choose a security provider you can trust!
How do you know which company is the right one? Trust should be the very first factor to consider. Insist on an on-site consultation. Whether you are a homeowner that is looking to protect your family or a business that is considering ways in which to make your organization more efficient while protecting your proprietary information and inventory assets, there are many things to consider when choosing a security company that will become your partner for a lifetime. Is the security company reputable? The most reputable companies that provide security services will belong to an association that hold them accountable to best practices and provide on-going training to its members so that they maintain their licenses and provide the most up-to-date products and services to their customers.Can references for similar projects be given? As with any purchase, it is always a good idea to check with past customers of the company you plan on using for your security services.
3. Does the monitoring station know you live in Vancouver?
Make sure the security company offers 24-hour monitoring, and they know where you live. If the monitoring station is located in a warm climate rather than in your own province, how do they understand that a wireless contact may fail if is minus 36° outside? Consider a local security provider and ask for testimonials.
Make sure you choose a trustworthy security company that is willing to properly consult you on the many different options available. Finding peace of mind for you and your loved ones in your home, can be as easy as having a monitored security system that fits your needs.
And if you live in the Great Vancouver area or Lower Mainland, why don’t you take a look at our consulting services?
Call us today to arrange for your security needs and get protected.