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Home security tips from your friends at Pop-A-Lock - the Nationwide Name you can Trust !

Home security tips from your friends at Pop-A-Lock - the Nationwide Name you can Trust !

Keep your home safe with these security tips

 

Our houses aren’t just a place where we keep all of our “stuff”.  These spaces – whether they are on sprawling acres, in tall townhomes, or multi-unit dwellings, provide a safe place for us to live, raise our families, and take refuge.

Unfortunately in the Greater Toronto Area there is on average, seven residential break and enters each day. These are mostly crimes of opportunity where burglars target certain properties based on characteristics that will increase their change of breaking-in without getting caught.  Homes situated on corner lots, homes that back onto parks or other open spaces, and properties that appear to be uninhabited.

So what can you do to keep your home safe? Check out this list and get started on securing your home!

 

  • Make sure that all of your locks – on both doors and windows- are in good shape and work properly. If you need to replace your locks, call Pop-A-Lock and connect with a locksmith professional.Ensuring that your locks are solid and secure can help to deter someone looking for an easy break-and-enter.
  • Keep your garage door closed and the internal garage door locked even when you are at home.
  • Do not leave your screen door unlocked when you are at home.
  • Keep shrubs and hedges around your property maintained. When possible keep them from creating a place to hide near your windows and doors.
  • Add light timers for your external lights. Consider a time or two for your internal lights as well to help give the illusion that someone is home when they are not.
  • Get to know your neighbours – this is also applicable for high-rise living.
  • If living in an access-controlled or locked door environment, only allow access at the lobby or garage for people that you know.
  • If you are going away on vacation make sure to put a hold on your newspapers. A collection of mail is a great signal that the home is unoccupied.
  • Do not advertise travel plans on social media platforms.

 

To keep your home safe and secure, contact a Pop-A-Lock near you by searching on Pop-A-Lock.ca by city name or postal code.