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4 Tips to Keep Your Home Safe and Secure This Winter

4 Tips to Keep Your Home Safe This Winter - Frontline Security Calgary

Are you thinking about increasing the protection of your home this winter? Are you planning on traveling to someplace warm and want to know how you can keep your home safe while you are gone? Here are 4 tips to ensure your home is secure over the winter months.


Generally, winter is seen as the time of year where you and your home are most at risk of things going wrong. Studies have shown that insurance rates and police reports tend to increase over the winter months, in part due to the increased rate of burglaries and home invasions. One of the best ways of preventing these unfortunate events from befalling you and your home is to invest in a home security system. A sound home security system will:

  • Lower your risk of being a victim of theft
  • Reduce your insurance premiums
  • Minimize your losses if a burglary does occur
  • Increase the value of your home
  • Give you peace of mind

Keep reading to learn about how you can protect your home this winter!
 

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If you are looking to improve your home's protection this winter, then Frontline Security has got you covered. Our dedicated team of home security experts has spent decades living in and providing security services for Calgary residents. Our affordable and customizable home security and automation products will be sure to keep you, your home, and your family safe and sound this winter.

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What is Different About Winter Protection?

When you think about preparing your home for the winter, most people tend to think about ensuring their homes are properly insulated, their furnace is working well, and their pipes won't burst. All of these, and more, are important to protect your home from the environment, but have you thought about the increased protection recommended for burglars and invaders?

Many studies have shown that home burglaries tend to spike during the winter months. This is due to the increased cover of darkness, and a greater likelihood that the residences of the home will be away on holidays to a warmer spot. While it is less likely that you will be off in the Caribbean getting some sun this winter due to COVID-19, it is still important to ensure your home is protected from nefarious individuals looking to take advantage of the increased darkness.

Here are 4 tips to keep your house safe and secure this winter.


1. Make It Look Like You Are Always Home

The most important thing for any thief is to not get caught. Therefore, the best deterrent for a thief is to make it seem like, if they entered your home, they would be caught immediately. If you plan on going away for a period of time this winter, here are some tips to make it look like the house has activity inside of it, even if nobody is home:

  • Ask your neighbor to shovel your walk and driveway
  • Consider hiring a house sitter to live in your house while you are away
  • Utilize home automation such as smart lighting, blinds, and home security

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2. Invest in a Robust Home Security System

Countless studies have shown the positive effects that security systems have on protecting a home. However, some people have yet to be convinced of how beneficial a home security system can be. Today's best security systems have all of the bells and whistles that scare off thieves. Here are only some of the capabilities of home security in 2020:

  • Alarm systems
  • Two-way voice
  • IP security cameras
  • Motion sensors
  • Floodlights
  • Automatic authority notification
  • Much much more

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3. The Benefits of IP Cameras Cannot Be Understated

Although previously mentioned in the point above, this point bears repeating due it is importance and effectiveness. Security camera technology has come a long way from the days of grainy black and grey footage with no sound. Today's IP surveillance cameras are able to record in high definition, listen to sound, use night vision for those dark winter nights, and provide live remote monitoring. This means that, if a burglary were to occur, you have the advantage over the criminals when it comes to the sheer amount of valuable evidence to provide to law enforcement.

All of this is in addition to the most important benefit, the simple visual deterrent that a security camera provides. Let's not forget that the most important thing for a criminal is to not get caught. A security camera increases the likelihood of getting caught, lowing the risk that your house will be targeted.

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4. Lock Everything

A shocking fact to many, but true nonetheless, is that 56% of all burglars enter the home through an unlocked door or window. By simply locking your doors and windows, you are decreasing the likelihood that you will be a victim of theft by over 50%!

If you find that you are a forgetful person, you may want to consider investing in a remote home security system. A remote home security system means that if you feel you have forgotten to lock your backdoor, turn off your lights, or put your blinds down, you can do all of that from your phone or computer, wherever you may be this holiday season.

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Our Calgary Home Security Company Can Give You Peace of Mind

At Frontline Security, we have the expertise and equipment to give you peace of mind knowing that your property is protected. Whether you are looking to upgrade your home security, business security, or have a security issue that requires a customized solution, our team with decades of experience will protect your property in the right way.

To learn more about how we protect Calgary homes and business, or to speak directly to one of our team members, contact us at 403-291-9311 or by filling in our online contact form below.


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