How to improve your home security?

Easy Steps You Can Take To Improve Your Home Security

January 21, 2022 by

Canada is known as a great country to call home, but even the nicest of places experience crime. Owning home security systems in Canada offers peace of mind to countless Canadians. To further alleviate worries, there are steps you can take to improve security further.

With that in mind, here are a few tips on home security optimization from the team at Canadian Security Professionals.

Consider Timed Lights

One of the best things you can do for your home security is to avoid the appearance of an empty house. An occupied home is less likely to be targeted than an empty one. Many burglars are more likely to look for houses they believe are regularly empty, as this provides more time to find valuables without the risk of getting caught.

You can prevent this by putting your lights on timers or installing smart lights. When lights are going on and off in your home while you’re away, passers-by will assume somebody is at home and will likely look for easier targets elsewhere.

Don’t Hide the Key

It’s tempting to tuck a spare key under the welcome mat in case you’ve locked yourself out. While, ideally, nobody will ever look for your spare key, it could be a temptation for burglars. To increase the safety of your locks, don’t hide a key. Instead, consider a smart security system.

Smart home security systems in Canada supply locking and unlocking access directly from your mobile phone. Control who can come and go, and let yourself in whether you’ve remembered your key or not. This removes the risk of a spare key falling into the wrong hands, but ensures you can always get into your house.

Install an Alarm System

Alarm systems are a great investment for homeowners looking to safeguard their homes. The sound of an alarm can startle intruders, causing them to flee. Alarm systems can also be connected to your security company for 24/7 monitoring.

There are so many different types of home security systems in Canada right now. At Canadian Security Professionals, we work with home and business owners, and offer a range of security systems and add-on features. The best part about having an alarm system in your home or business is never hearing it go off, but knowing it’s there if you need it.

Keep Your Valuables Out of Sight

Fight the urge to show off your expensive electronics or favourite artwork from the living room window. Letting your neighbourhood see all the amazing things you have in your house could draw some unwanted attention.

Some of the things that Canadians commonly leave visible from the window are:

  • Televisions
  • Computers
  • Sound systems
  • Artwork
  • Valuable antiques

It’s great to keep these things visible and accessible for your household and guests. Just remember to place them strategically out of view of your front windows. If people walking by your home can see what you’re watching on television at night, they will know how big and fancy your TV is.

Use Doorbell Cams

Doorbell cams are a great element of home security systems in Canada. These handy devices are concealed near your door, but send a video feed directly to your security account. You can thus watch your door from your mobile phone, laptop, or tablet from anywhere you go.

Doorbell cams are great for tracking visitors, watching for deliveries, and monitoring security risks. When combined with smart security services, your doorbell cam can even capture images of any suspicious activity and send notifications to you when you’re not watching the live stream.

Keep Your Home Visible From the Road

A misconception that some Canadians have about home security is that making your house less visible protects your property. Putting up high fences or privacy shrubbery not only limits the view a criminal might have of your home, but it also limits the view of the neighbourhood watch.

Maintaining your private life is one thing, but keeping the front of your home visible to neighbours could save you a headache later. Thieves might be tempted to visit a home where they are hidden from plain sight while breaking and entering. Visible doors are harder to break into undetected.

Lock Your Windows Upstairs and Down

Too often, we forget that upstairs entry methods are as important to lock as the downstairs ones. When you leave your home for the day, secure the second floor, as well as the main level and basement area.

Glass windows can be broken, but thieves will avoid this when possible. Smashing glass is loud and draws unwanted attention. If somebody can get into your home without causing a ruckus, they generally will use the least noticeable method of entry. These are often windows left ajar during the summer season. If you won’t be home, or you’re heading to bed, close and lock up from top to bottom.

Install Motion Sensor Lighting

Timed indoor lights aren’t the only lighting investment to consider when choosing home security systems in Canada. Outdoor motion sensor lighting activates when movement is detected outside. If somebody is prowling around your property when the lights are low, the motion sensors will illuminate the situation.

Motion sensor lighting is useful in many ways. It keeps you safe and visible when you come home late at night, and it also alerts you to unexpected visitors on your property. When the lights come on, it could scare away anybody who shouldn’t be hanging around.

Contact Canadian Security Professionals Today

Canadian Security Professionals offers a variety of home security systems in Canada. From basic alarm setups to full-service smart security systems, we can help you keep your home safe. Currently, we serve customers across Ontario, the Greater Toronto Area, and British Columbia.

Aiding our fellow Canadians in feeling safe in their own homes is the best part of our job. If you want to learn more about how to improve your home security, we’d love to hear from you. Call us today at 1-877-494-9911 and speak with a member of our knowledgeable staff.

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