Archive for May, 2011
Safetech Security is proud to unveil its new Smart car customer service vehicle, which is now being used to service Safetech clients.
The car will be dispatched to client’s homes, offices, or businesses in the event of minor problems with their alarms or equipment. For example in the event of low battery, power failure, or other various technical issues, a Safe-Tech employee will be dispatched to deliver, install and test replacement parts or repair any equipment that requires it.
The car (seen in picture above) will be parked at Safetech’s office seven days a week and accessible to the service department and trained technicians. The car has a 3 cylinder gas fuel efficient premium unleaded gas engine, so as a result reduces the impact on the environment each trip a Safe-Tech technician makes to a client’s home.
The car is clearly marked in with Safetech’s logos and colours so keep a look for it on the roads, and don’t hesitate to call if you have any issues and we will gladly send it your way!
The Toronto Star recently published a list of property crime by area. The top 20 Toronto neighbourhoods with the most property crime are:
- Southwest Parkdale
- Overlea Blvd/Thorncliffe Park
- Northwest of Victoria Park/Danforth
- Southwest of Lawrence/Markham Rd
- Albion/Kipling/Martin Grove/Mt Olive
- Lake Shore/23rd St/lake/13th St
- Danforth between Main and Woodbine
The crimes that were tracked in those statistics include: Breaking and entering, motor vehicle or bicycle theft, possession of stolen property, theft, shoplifting and mischief against property or causing property damage.
What these statistics show us is that, unfortunately, property crime take place in a variety of areas all across the city. It’s not confined to one neighbourhood and it’s not easy to determine a pattern between areas with a high level of property crime.
You need to protect yourself against property crime regardless of where you live in Toronto.
As per Toronto Star bellow are listed the high burglary rates:
Here are the top 20:
2 Bay Street Corridor
4 Moss Park
5 Bridle Path-Sunnybrook-York Mills
6 East End-Danforth
7 Casa Loma
8 York University Heights
10 Church-Yonge Corridor
11 Waterfront Communities-The Island
12 Rosedale-Moore Park
13 Woodbine Corridor
15 West Humber-Clairville
16 South Riverdale
17 Little Portugal
19 The Beaches
20 Forest Hill South
Security cameras and appropriate home alarm systems and commercial alarm systems can go a long way to protecting your property and ensuring that you do not become a victim of property crime. Not only will these security systems deter criminals from attempting to break into or damage your property, but they will also make it easier for the authorities to catch and identify the criminals after the fact.
For more information on Toronto crime statistics, please visit the Neighbourhood Crime Report section of this security blog.
It’s not only important that you equip your home with a home security system, but it’s also important that you equip your home with the RIGHT home security system. What’s the right security system? That depends on your home.
When you’re planning on getting a security system or a home alarm system, you’ll want to take some time to discover exactly what kind of security you need. A great way to do that is to look at your house with a critical eye and figure out its weak points. Examine your entire property and look for areas that could be exploited by criminals.
The most common weak points in a home are the windows and doors. Most people secure the front door and many people secure the main floor windows, but there are several other entrances that you should pay attention to as well. Second floor windows, back doors, sliding doors, basement windows and any other entry points are potential weak points. A criminal could use any of these entrances to break in your home. You’ll want to make sure that every door is installed properly and locked with a deadbolt. You may want to place bars or gates on your windows and sliding doors. If you’re getting a home alarm system installed, make sure that all doors and windows are monitored.
Don’t forget about the garage door either. You likely have a number of valuables in your garage, including your car. Criminals will take advantage of an unlocked garage to rob you of whatever they can get their hands on.
You’ll also want to watch out for areas where criminals can hide. Trim back bushes around your home so that potential burglars cannot use them for cover. Install security lighting around your property to keep criminals in view. Use security cameras to track anyone who attempts to enter your home.
Your home security system is only as strong as its weakest point, so ensure that there are no weak points. That will keep your home and your family safe and secure.
Home security systems and business security systems are great ways to keep your property safe. Installing alarm systems, security cameras, window bars, gates and other security services can certainly keep your property secure.
However, there is one aspect of security that people often overlook: Lighting.
Having proper lighting around your home or office is a very effective way to protect your property. How? It goes back to one of the most basic aspects of security: Criminals do not want to be seen.
This is the same reason why security cameras are so effective. No one wants to be caught breaking into a building or vandalizing a property. Not only does being seen increase the risk of being noticed while the crime is taking place, but it also greatly increases the risk that the criminal will be identified and caught by police. Having proper lighting will deter criminals.
You can make your home or office safer and protect it from danger by installing security lighting in various key locations. Take a look at your property and try to get inside the mind of a potential criminal. Think of places where the criminal could hide in the shadows. Think of where he or she could plan an attack. Then light those places. If you have adequate lighting, you’ll eliminate places where criminals can hide.
You’ll also want to illuminate the areas around doors and windows. If these locations are lit up, criminals won’t be able to attempt a break-in without being noticed. Lighting also helps security cameras capture more detailed video, which will make it easier to catch criminals in the act and hold them responsible for their crimes.
Lighting can also protect your person, not just your property. Criminals often lurk in the darkness while they wait to strike. It’s important to have proper lighting near your driveway, your garage, your garden, the walkway to your home and any other areas where you could be in danger of an attack.
Two of the most popular types of lighting are motion-activated lights and lights that are activated by darkness. Motion-activated lights turn on whenever someone walks by them. These are great because they are energy-efficient. You’ll only use the lights when you need them. They can also startle a burglar if they turn on suddenly. Lights that are activated by darkness turn on automatically during the light or other low-light times. These are great because you don’t have to remember to turn them on and off all the time.
We recommend that you use a mixture of both types of lighting. For more information on home and business security services, please contact us today.