If you have been counting on your deadbolts and window locks to keep thieves out of your home, then you may have just been lucky you haven't been victimized yet. The truth is, locks only keep out amateur thieves and those that aren't brazen. Many thieves can get past those locks in a manner of seconds if they really want access to your home. There are some instances where it becomes clear that you really should amp up the security around your home, and this article will educate you on what some of those times are.
Someone in the home is disabled
If someone in your home becomes disabled due to an injury or illness, then they may have an increased chance of having an accident in the home. Also, if you have an elderly loved one move in your home with you, then you want to be sure you take steps to ensure they can get help right away should they have an accident. Having a security system installed will allow you to keep watch on how things are going at home while you aren't there and give your loved one quick access to emergency services should something happen.
You start to see warning signs
In some cases, a thief will take steps to case your home before they break in. They may drive by your home often to get a good idea of what your schedule is. They may also make scam phone calls to your home, pretending to be someone else, such as a process server. They will inquire about your schedule pretending they have something to deliver and need to know when you are home. They may also make phony visits to your door pretending to sell magazines and have no identification or product samples. If you notice strange occurrences such as these, it may be time to have a security system installed.
Neighbors have been burglarized
If you have any neighbors that have been burglarized, or if you have been hearing of break-ins happening near you, then a security system is a good idea. In many cases, thieves won't travel very far to burglarize someone—after they victimize one house, they will set their sights on their next target. You can use online sites to see what crimes have occurred in your neighborhood so you know you are up to date on nearby incidences.
If any of these situations is hitting a little too close to home, contact a company like Securiworld Canada to have a security system installed in your home.