Three ways to protect your home
Protect your home and belongings with these three simple indoor crime-proofing strategies.
1. Lock up!
Always lock your doors before you leave your home.
Close blinds and curtains at night so that a burglar can’t scope your belongings.
Lock windows so that they can’t be opened from the outside. If they can’t be locked, you can pin them by drilling a hole through both window frames and inserting a bolt or metal pin. The pin must be easily removable for emergency situations.
Home burglar alarm systems are a great deterrent, but even if you have an alarm system, don’t neglect the other security measures available to you.
2. Make it look like someone’s at home
Use timers to maintain normal lighting patterns.
Leave a radio on when you are away from your home for short periods of time.
3. Protect your valuables
Consider marking your valuables indelibly (engraving) with your drivers licence or social insurance number.
Take an inventory of your home with a videotape and/or photographs.
Keep jewellery, cash and bearer bonds in a safety deposit box or an unlikely place (i.e. not your bedroom).
Contact the staff at our local office for more safety tips.