For the first time in twelve years, Canada’s crime index rose in 2016, largely because of a spike in Alberta. But crime, particularly property crime, rose in British Columbia, Ontario and Saskatchewan. Eight out of the thirteen provinces and territories reported a rise. While non-violent crime is still down, the amount of theft and burglary in Canada is startling. It begs the question: is your home safe enough? Home security systems are becoming more and more popular in Canada, and for good reason. If you are worried about the spike in property crime in the country, and feel that you might be vulnerable to burglary and break-in, consider how easy it is for thieves to break into an unsecured house. The Front Door 34% of break-ins happen right through your home’s front door. It makes sense that the biggest, most visible entry point to your home is very often used. One of the best things that you can do to minimize break-ins through the front door is to invest in a solid, pick resistant dead-bolt lock. It also pays to keep your outdoor entry light on a timer so that your house is illuminated at night, particularly when you are…Read More
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