Whether you’re a homeowner or renting a place, it’s easy to get complacent and think “Oh, that would never happen around here.” But the figures speak for themselves: In 2018, there have already been 5,286 reports of break and enter by Toronto Police Service’ Public Safety Data Portal.
It’s important to expect the unexpected. And you can lower your home’s risk by winning a smart home automation security system worth $5,300 via Battikha Security. Find out how to enter below.
Here are five ways crafty burglars can break into your home IRL and what you can do to protect yourself.
They monitor your residence and know your schedule
If a burglar has decided to target your home, chances are they’ll know your schedule before they make an attempted break-in. As if the idea wasn’t scary enough, they could be creeping around outside your home for days beforehand. They’ll observe whether you have a dog or if you’re gone all day or for half the day.
They come in through the first point of entry
Burglars are brazen, so they’ll try and enter your home in any way that they can. This includes entering right through your front or back door by using lock bumping key tools bought online for $2 with instructions (you would never know someone was in your home).
Think about it, this makes them look like a casual visitor, maybe someone coming to fix the washing machine. Protect yourself by having a patented smart lock, defiant of lock bumping keys, cutting back shrubs, and not leaving a key out.
They enter through unlocked storage areas
If you have storage areas out the back of your home or if you’ve got a garage, burglars will check to see if these units are unlocked and enter this way if they can. They’re always on the lookout for less guarded areas below or around your home.
They use their own tools, or yours
Leaving metal garden tools lying around is dangerous and means you’re putting yourself and your home at risk, as burglars can use these tools to break in and even cause harm. Of course, many will have their own, but you don’t want to leave anything to chance.
They look out for an alarm system
Back in the day, many people had imitation alarm boxes on their homes to ward off intruders — those don’t work anymore. These break-in experts know what to look out for and they can tell from the get-go if your home has a security system.
These break-in experts know that all traditional systems on the market have a delay time, if an intruder cuts your cable line, internet, phone line, disables your power or smashes the keypad in the delay time – no signal will be sent to the monitoring station. They now have full access to your home.
Burglary with your patented GSM – dedicated connection reserved solely for your smart home security system
If the intruder disables the power to the system and/or smashes the keypad, the signal will automatically be received at the command centre where an operator will dispatch the police immediately, keeping you and your family safe from being violated and avoid potentially fatal confrontational situations. That is the type of protection you want, right?
If not, burglars know they don’t have to work too hard to get in.
Thankfully, there are ways that you can protect yourself from ever having to experience the horror of a break-in. That starts with having a smart home automation security system installed with an indoor IP camera with 2-way communication.
The smart system can be controlled through one app, right from your smartphone or smart device. You can control your security system, create a geo fence, control your smart lock, camera, lights, thermostat, coffee machine, and much more all with the touch of a button.
Before you start thinking “I couldn’t afford that” – don’t. Battikha Security is running a contest right now and you could win this system!
How to enter
For your chance to WIN the smart home automation security system equipment of the future (valued at $5,300) including free installation, two-way voice-live monitoring service monthly payments covered for 42 months, click here and enter via Battikha Security.
There will be three winners per neighbourhood daily, and you could be one of them.
Visit Battikha Security for more information on how you can better protect your home.