With the advances in digital home security systems, it has become easier to monitor your home than ever. When you consider that across Canada, a burglary occurs every 18 seconds, that puts your family and home at risk. In fact, that’s almost 200 break-ins per hour and 4,800 break-ins every day.
Ontario heads up the country’s highest count of break-ins at 42,218 incidents in 2017 alone. A close second is Alberta at 30,746. Across the rest of the country:
If you don’t think you need a professionally installed security system, think again. Burglars tend to avoid homes that are very clearly armed with a security system. Most burglaries take place while your family is away from home - usually between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm - which means having a professional security system that allows you to monitor your home is a good idea.
Most burglaries are committed by people who live in your area. It takes them less than 10 minutes to break in, steal what they want and leave. Close to 30% of burglaries are made through an unlocked door or window. A system that allows you to lock your door remotely is a must since 35% of those burglaries are through the front door.
Considering that the average loss resulting from burglary is $2,251, professional protection makes good sense. A professional system provides:
If you do decide to go the professional route, avoid contracts that require you to sign on for more than one year. There are many things to consider for your CCTV security systems Vancouver offers, including:
Although it is tempting to choose a DIY security system because it saves you money, in the long run, it is not the best choice. Some issues with DIY systems include:
As you can see, when it comes to home security, you really want the professionals to handle it for you. Your home and family will be safer, and it will also provide peace of mind.
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