Many of you may have been watching the news lately that ran a special on the modern methods being used for home break-ins in the GTA. The owner and founder of Pre-lock, Paul Seidman, was featured in this special and offered some great tips on being able to security protect your home in the Toronto area.
During the special it was shown that one of the ways that thieves set up a home for break in was to test and see if anyone was at home. They would do this by knocking on the door and ringing the doorbell. Then if nobody answered they would notify their cohorts in crime to start the break-in.
In the news interview Mr. Seidman demonstrated how this type of action can be stopped. He showed that by being able to use a smart phone to respond to someone who is at the door of your home leads the would be thief into thinking that somebody is within the residence. This is an excellent feature that an individual can use to protect their home, no matter where they may be.
There are additional benefits that come with this type of home security technology. As most people know a break in that has already taken place takes a lower priority when it comes to police response. Once the thieves have left the only thing the Police can do is follow up with an investigation. Before doing this they must tend to other urgent calls that they are faced with.
If you use your smart phone to monitor your home when away you may be able to actually see the thieves in action. You can then immediately report it to the Police that it is a crime in progress and they may be able to respond much quicker.
The whole key to protecting your home in the GTA is to make the job of break and enter into your home a most difficult one. You can do this by building up security layers. The more road blocks you put in the way of the thief the more likely he is to give up. This starts with the exterior of your home. Take a good look at it and see if there is anything present that a crook could use to their advantage for a break in. It might be a sturdy trellis that is going to allow them to reach a window. Or it might be some form of tool that they could use to smash a window. Then it might be a beautiful bush that they can use to hide behind while they jimmy a window open.
Next you want to pay attention to all the potential entries to your home which does include the upper portion of your home via windows.
Then once the outside has been scrutinized its time to take a good look around inside to see what further steps can be taken to make a theft most difficult.