3 Ways You Can Increase Your Home Security During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Ideally, everyone feels safe in their home on a daily basis. But the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a shift in our communities that has impacted home security. Increases in break-ins, shifting demographics in neighbourhoods across Vancouver Island, and a spike in petty crimes have many people rethinking their home security.
Below are three ways you can make your home more secure so you can keep your family and property safe during the COVID-19 crisis.
Cars, sheds, and garages can be easy targets for theft. With all the changes that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought, these types of crimes are on the rise and are impacting all neighbourhoods across the island. Prevention is key – making sure to hide evidence of high-value items in your home, locking your car, and keeping anything worth stealing (even spare change!) safe inside your home.
Other deterrents to crime can be motion-triggered lighting, visible security cameras, and even a sign showing that your home is protected with an alarm system. By having security cameras running, you are also better able to capture valuable footage that can be used by police or insurance companies when responding to any theft on your property. Choosing the location wisely, focusing on any sections where easily movable items, such as bicycles, could be kept, is critical in getting the most value from your security system.
Having an active home alarm system is one of the best ways to prevent crime, and stop a potential break-in in its tracks. Having an alarm can alert your family to any potential risks, and can send any potential criminals running. Alarm systems are so effective they can even help reduce the cost of your home insurance!
Making sure that each entrance to your home, including windows, access from the garage, and basement doors, are all connected to your main alarm system is one of the most effective ways to protect your property and your family from any potential crime.
You probably don’t want to step outside in the middle of the night if you hear a concerning noise! Being able to check your alarm system and security cameras from the comfort of your bed – or if you’re away during the day – is invaluable. Ensuring that your home security system is compatible with a mobile app that provides 24/7 monitoring means you know when there’s a raccoon in the garden, or if there’s a need to take quick action to protect your home.
There are so many things to consider when building your home’s security system, and there’s no better time than now to ensure that your home is safe and secure. One of our security experts can walk you through all of your options, and develop a security solution that works best for your home and budget. This has become an uncertain time, but knowing that you are doing everything you can to keep yourself and your family safe is one less thing on your mind!