Phone: 204-771-0198

Protect your home – think like a burglar

February 11, 2017 /

Most break ins take place during the week between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm.  Most often the burglars are younger substance abusers looking for cash, valuables and items that can be quickly turned into cash. They look for homes that appear unoccupied and have high fences and shrubs to help shield themselves, and most often gain entry by kicking in a door or pry open a main floor window.

Alarm systems, motion lighting and dogs are great deterrents as burglars will typically move on to a more appealing and easier target.

Once inside it is a quick move to the master bedroom looking for jewelry, money and anything of value.  Then to the bathroom for prescription meds and finally a quick search form smartphones, laptops, tablets or any valued items than can be quickly picked up.

Not surprisingly, burglars know that you often stash valuables or cash in the freezer, cereal box, special container or sock drawer.

Perpetrators are typically in and out in a few minutes not even bothering to close the door in many cases.

A bit of prevention can save a great deal of grief.  Don’t make your home an easy target.  Make it difficult to actually break in and if your home is actually broken into, do what you can to limit your losses.

 

 

RECENT POSTS

Sump Pump Troubles

Not everyone knows and understands the workings of the sump pump in the basement. It can save an expensive disaster, but a certain level of understanding and caution is necessary to ensure your sump pump is a preventive measure and not the cause of a problem. Kings...

The Ultimate Home Checklist

Before heading out on vacation, consider this to be your ultimate home checklist. Thanks to Global News for the information which is summarized here: Contact your home insurance provider: Most insurance policies now have clauses that will void coverage if your...

When Away, How Often Should Your Home Be Checked

The simple answer to this question is, "it depends". One of Canada's largest insurers, Intact Insurance, suggests that there is no requirement for scheduled checking of an unoccupied home. However in other cases, it can be as often as daily checks. In most cases a...

Sump pumps can freeze in a Winnipeg winter

If you are going away during a Winnipeg winter,  your sump pump may freeze and cause problems they are designed to prevent.   Make sure you have someone checking your sump pump while you are away.   It is important to keep your water flowing.  Water flow is obviously...

Hey Winnipeg – winter’s coming

A September snowfall is "shot across the bow" that we may be in for a long tough winter.  Here is a top five list of things to consider before winter fury is upon us: Trim your trees and bushes and pull out the garden.  Fall is the best time to trim trees and bushes...

Pin It on Pinterest