Most times, burglars succeed when homeowners make simple security mistakes. Even small mistakes can lead properties to become easy targets to those who are watching. Thankfully, Smart Vision Plus has residential security services in Toronto that can help you to identify four common mistakes to help improve the protection of your home. Avoiding the following mistakes will help to avoid the risk of your home being burgled. 

Forgetting to Arm & Maintenance Your System 

Once you install an alarm system, it’s important that you remember to turn it on before bed or when leaving the house. With newer systems, you can arm the system conveniently through your phone. As well, having a professional install and maintain your system is critical to keeping it at optimal performance levels. Having annual checks can help to prevent problems and ensure that the system is working at its best when you need it most. 

Not Having Visible Security 

One way to prevent burglars from choosing your home to break into is to have visible security. If your security is not currently visible, it’s important that you change it to be because, without any visibility, your home appears more accessible. Installing motion sensor lights can spook away burglars, installing an alarm system and placing a label on the front window, placing security cameras in obvious locations, or having a video doorbell can all be ways to make your security visible. 

Leaving Mail & Parcels in Plain Sight 

Most times, having an overflowing mailbox or parcel can be a good indicator to burglars that no one is home. As some burglars will take this opportunity to break into your home, others can take your mail and steal your personal information in order to take your identity. If you plan on leaving town, it’s important to ask a trusted neighbour or friend to collect your mail for you.  

Having someone trusted to pick up the mail when it has been delivered can be easy if you have a video doorbell because you can check the cameras and tell your trusted friend in real-time. 

Hiding the Spare Key Outside 

How often in movies do you see the spare key to the home hidden either by the doorway in a fake rock or under a nearby planter? This happens pretty often, and you’d be surprised to know that it is actually quite common in the real world as well. That’s why our team strongly recommends avoiding this tactic. When you hide a key outside of your home, although it can be convenient for family and friends, you do risk a burglar seeing you use it. Installing a smart doorbell or a keyless lock can help to avoid this risk. 

How We Can Help 

Our team at Smart Vision Plus has years of professional experience in home security and we are happy to share the insight we have collected throughout the years. If you are interested in obtaining video doorbells, security cameras, or an alarm system in Toronto, our team would be happy to install and provide maintenance. For any further questions or concerns, contact us at 1-833-880-4591.