Surprising Security Risks – and How to Protect Your Home in Greater Vancouver and Lower Mainland

You have found the home of your dreams in a safe neighborhood in Greater Vancouver or in the Lower Mainland. Even if you feel confident in the safety of your new home, there are many security risks that homeowners often do not consider. The best way to protect your family, assets and home is to install a home security system in Vancouver from trusted professionals. You can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your property is secure and is being monitored by professionals no matter where you are.

3 Risky Areas of Your Vancouver Home

You may be surprised that your home isn’t as secure as you thought. Keep these areas in mind that could be targeted by burglars:

  • Garage: If the door is closed, you may think it is secure. Think again. Many homes with an attached garage are targeted by thieves as an easy access point. Local hardware and department stores often sell remote openers that can be programmed to open your garage. Install a mechanical lock that can be locked at night when the family is home or when you have gone away on vacation.
  • Windows: Floor level windows or those that lead onto the roof can be tempting entry points for thieves, especially during warmer months when they are left open or unlocked. Keep screens in place and remember to lock your windows before leaving the home. You may also consider trimming the trees surrounding your Vancouver home, as they could be climbed and provide a burglar with access into a nearby window.
  • Attic: If your roof can be easily accessed, your attic has vents that usually make it fairly easy for a burglar to enter your home. Install a fixed vent with louvres that do not rotate as well as metal netting to keep thieves and pests out of your attic and home.

Install a Residential Security System in Vancouver

It can be overwhelming to think of all the places a burglar could access your home. Leave it to the professionals at Arpel Security Systems in Vancouver. We have over 40 years of experience providing Surrey and North Vancouver homeowners with trusted home security services. Let us provide you with a custom residential security system that takes into account the vulnerable areas on your property and provides you with peace of mind.

Call us today at 604-437-3317 to learn more about our home alarm systems in Vancouver or to get a free estimate for your home. You can also contact us online with any residential security questions or concerns.

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