Canada is the second largest country in the world when it comes land area, and presents a lot of unique challenges geographically for its population. This can include having very remote areas, having a very sparse population density. In fact, in some parts of the country, you can’t even order a pizza that can be delivered to your front door! That is why it’s amazing that Alarm Guard has grown into a national brand that can provide you with a high quality ADT security system almost anywhere you live in this big, beautiful country of ours. And no matter where you live, it’s a great idea to keep your home safe and to avoid break ins. Here are some tips to keep your home safe no matter where you live.
Keep your home well lit
Late at night, your home will be shrouded in darkness, which means that it’s easier for a thief to inconspicuously case your home without you or your neighbours seeing. It’s important to invest in outdoor lighting to keep your home well lit when it’s dark outside. Most homeowners do not want to leave lights on all night, however, which leads to a conundrum: Do you work leave the lights on all night to keep your home safe? The best compromise is to install motion lights, which pick up movement and will only go on when somebody enters your property. This will keep your home safer and keep thieves away from the outside of your home which will keep them away from the inside of your home. The other advantage to motion lights is that when you install security cameras around the outside of your home, the image capture will be much clearer when you have a motion light.
Keep your blinds closed
You have big beautiful windows, you have décor you are proud of and you have possessions you would love to show off. Pride of ownership in your home is a great thing, but you don’t want to show off your pride at the expense of your security. If you have possessions visible from a window, including tablets, laptops or televisions, you are keeping yourself vulnerable. It’s also makes it easier for a thief to try and target your home when you are not there. Keeping your blinds and or curtains closed is a simple, effective way to keep your house safe. As an added bonus, nice window coverings can help increase a home’s value and beauty.
Get a home security system and use it
If you have a home security system, congratulations! You’ve just taken the biggest step towards protecting your home. Having your home secured by ADT makes your home less of a target and provides you with great deterrent value. The key to a security system is to ensure that you actually use your system. One of the best ways you can ensure you use your alarm system is to get into the habit of arming your system every day when you leave your home. Advancements in alarm technology also help make home security systems sticker. This is because you can get an alarm system with home automation features, so you will interact with your system far more frequently. Newer systems also give you the ability to arm and disarm your system from anywhere in the world from a smart phone. A system you can interact with is a system that you will use on a daily basis! Having your home armed means that ADT will monitor your home twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.
If you don’t currently have an alarm system, give one of our security consultants a call. We can help you find exactly what you need to keep you safe, no matter where you live! Call 866 282 3331 ext 2 for help!