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Office Security Tips from the Barrie Police Service – Part 1

Posted on April 23,2017

Protected by 24-hour alarm monitoring, keypad access, video surveillance, and a host of other business security systems, many office workers can have a false sense of security about where they work. As the Barrie Police Service points out, it usually takes some sort of criminal act relatively close to home, either in your company itself […]

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4 Backyard Safety & Security Tips

Posted on April 10,2017

Even if you haven’t yet put out all your backyard furniture, unwrapped the BBQ and set up the gas fire pit, think about all the stuff that you keep in your backyard during the summer. Now think about how much it would cost to replace all of it should it be stolen. Chances are, you’ll […]

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Teach Your Children Well About Home Security

Posted on March 25,2017

Remember the movie ‘Home Alone’? Does anyone not? Mistakenly left by alone at home, an eight-year-old shows remarkable ingenuity in keeping his home and himself safe from two would-be burglars. The results are hilarious. But making sure your children know how to protect themselves in case they’re ever ‘home alone’ is a serious matter. While […]

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Burglars Offer Tips for Preventing Break-Ins

Posted on March 9,2017

 Is there a better way to find out how to avoid a burglary other than from the burglars themselves? Maybe not – especially when you hear what the thieves had to say. A Chicago city councilor recently arranged a neighbourhood seminar in his area where six convicted burglars shared their tips and tricks of the […]

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Should You Replace a Lock or Rekey It?

Posted on February 9,2017

There are a couple of events you’ll experience as a homeowner that will send an unmistakable ‘shiver’ down your spine. One is the realization that you have left or lost the keys to your home in a public place. Now there’s someone out there who can simply walk into your home whenever you’re not there. […]

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How to Protect Your Connected Home

How to Protect Your Connected Home

Posted on January 28,2017

Quick: how many devices in your home can connect to the internet? Even if you haven’t actively ‘connected’ your home with the latest in remotely accessible alarms, security cameras and the like, you would probably be surprised at how many internet-connected devices you have. Is your TV ‘smart’? Then it’s connected. Do you have a […]

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Busted! Home Security Cams Catch Package Thieves in the Act

Posted on January 11,2017

It’s a bit of a golden age for courier and package delivery service companies like FedEx, UPS and Canada Post. In the latter case, the national mail service has few areas of potential growth in the face of dwindling letter delivery and they are banking heavily on parcel deliveries to fill the void. From the […]

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How to Choose the Right Security Safe – Part Two

How to Choose the Right Security Safe – Part Two

Posted on December 23,2016

In ‘How to Choose the Right Security Safe – Part One’ we looked at some of the reasons for having a safe, from protecting irreplaceable family possessions to keeping important documents safely at hand, and we talked about the size and type of safes that are available. While thoughts of someone entering your home stealing […]

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5 of the Best Burglar Deterrents

5 of the Best Burglar Deterrents

Posted on December 9,2016

While Toronto is regarded as one of the safest cities in North America, the fact is that, in 2015, police-reported crime statistics, including property crimes like break and enter and burglary, went up for the first time since 2003. So, while we’re comparably safe here in good old T.O, it doesn’t mean that property crime […]

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