Manitoba Home Security

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Vivint Home Security Systems

Home Security

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Home Security From Your Phone

Make home security effortless with Mobile control. The Vivint Smart Home app connects you to your home security systems from anywhere. Its 4.5-star rated user experience sends alerts whenever smart door locks, security cameras, or security sensors sound an alarm. So if a security alarm goes off when nobody’s home, you still hear the sound. We services the greater Portage la Prairie Manitoba area.

 

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Burglar Alarm Systems for your Manitoba Home

Door and window sensors alert Vivint Sky when triggered, so you never have to wonder if your home is secure. Wireless sensors secure your home by alerting you of any forced entry. Motion, door, and window sensors allow you to always know what's going on in your home. 24x7 Monitoring teams are standing by to respond to an emergency even if you can’t. We services the greater Portage la Prairie Manitoba area.

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Did You Know

The majority of residential crimes are crimes of opportunity, wherein the victims have left their Manitoba homes or vehicles unsecured.

Many people who have never been a victim are often less than diligent about securing their homes and safeguarding their property. Unfortunately, thieves seek out these vulnerable opportunities, accessing homes and garages through unlocked doors and windows with minimum effort. Reliable estimates from reports and analysis indicate that the average burglary takes just three to five minutes.

Home Security Tips:

Make sure that all external wiring is hidden quite well, because burglars look for it when they prey on your home. Having exposed wires will make it much easier for a burglar to cut the wires on your alarm system. Talk to the person who installs your system about these concerns.

Wireless Security Cameras

Vivint Ping Cameras gives you one-way video, two-way talk, and one-touch call out to help keep track of guests, kids, elderly parents, or pets when you’re out. While other home security cameras only let you peek in, Ping creates a direct video-chat hotline between you and your household.

Vivint Outdoor Cameras combines high resolution, smart motion detection, and night vision to create 24/7 security. Smart Clips record whatever happens outside your home, and you can see the live video feed of your property from anywhere through the Vivint Smart Home app. We services the greater Portage la Prairie Manitoba area.

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Video surveillance systems are another big deterrent. 60% of burglars said the presence of security cameras is a major
consideration in choosing a target. Neighborhoods in which burglar alarms were densely installed have fewer incidents of
residential burglaries than neighborhoods with fewer burglar alarms.

Wireless security cameras allow you to watch your home or office without the need to run cable. These wireless security camera systems are designed to protect your property and belongings, and these security cameras allow you to remotely watch them from wherever you are.

Home Security Tips:

Cameras are a great way to protect your home and family. If you make the cameras noticeable, just having them on your property is enough to deter many criminals. High quality video surveillance systems have gone down in price in recent years and are affordable for almost any budget now.

Home Automation

Communication and control in one place. The Vivint SkyControl Panel is the hub that moderates communications between you and all your home automation products. An intuitive touch-screen dashboard puts all your home controls in one place, while the two-way talk feature links you directly to the Vivint Smart Home security monitoring teams.

The highly acclaimed Vivint Smart Home app makes home automation controls mobile. Its intuitive navigation makes it easy to manage lighting and climate controls, operate garage doors or door locks, monitor security cameras, interact with visitors at your doorstep, or arm security systems from anywhere. We services the greater Portage la Prairie Manitoba area.

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Did you know,

In the actual era of smart homes and smart grids, advanced technological systems that allow the automation of domestic tasks are developing rapidly. There are numerous technologies and applications that can be installed in smart homes today. They enable communication between home appliances and users, and enhance home appliances’ automation, monitoring and remote control capabilities.

Given the rapidly rising electricity usage in private Manitoba households and the increasing of environmental and regulatory restraints, the need to improve the overall efficiency of electrical grids has never been greater. Energy efficiency is hence one of the central issues that smart homes and smart grids have to face. Smart technologies monitor household energy usage, and users can control home electricity usage through a direct and bidirectional communication with home appliances. It is also expected a lower fluctuation in the load and a subsequent reduction of network dynamics, higher stability, fewer line losses, and lower operational costs in terms of matching the energy demand with the offer.

Home Security Tips:

To reduce the chances of a home invasion at night, make sure you have proper lighting. Burglars try to use darkness as a cover to avoid getting caught. Outdoor lighting can make it look like you're home and can also make it harder for intruders to sneak around unseen. If you are on a trip, try having a timer set for the lights to come on and go off at specific times to make it harder for them to tell if you're home or not.

Fire Alarm Systems

Undetected fires can rip through a modern home in only a few minutes. The Vivint Smart Home systems include Smoke Detectors equipped with photoelectric sensors to sound the alarm when increased heat or smoke get detected, so you’ll know about fire danger even before you smell the smoke.

Fire danger increases when power outages lead to burning candles and kerosene heaters and cooking on outdoor stoves inside. When you combine wireless Smoke Detectors with the backup battery of a Vivint SkyControl Panel, your fire alarms keep working no matter what the weather does. If a fire breaks out while you're at work, you'll still be the first to know. Connecting your Smoke Detector to a complete smart home system provides not only an audible fire alarm but also notifications sent to Vivint SkyControl Panel and the Vivint Smart Home app on your phone. We services the greater Portage la Prairie Manitoba area.

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors

The Carbon Monoxide Detectors provided by Vivint use electro-chemical sensors to alert you when toxic gasses reach hazardous levels. That way a malfunctioning furnace won’t turn into a life-threatening situation. Unlike stand-alone security devices, all our sensors connect to the Vivint Smart Home Cloud to give you easy monitoring and support. We services the greater Portage la Prairie Manitoba area.

Smart homes obviously have the ability to make life easier and more convenient. Home networking can also provide peace of mind. Whether you're at work or on vacation, the smart home will alert you to what's going on, and security systems can be built to provide an immense amount of help in an emergency. For example, not only would a resident be woken with notification of a fire alarm, the smart home would also unlock doors, dial the fire department and light the path to safety.

Smart homes also provide some energy efficiency savings. Because systems like Z-Wave and ZigBee put some devices at a reduced level of functionality, they can go to “sleep” and wake up when commands are given. Electric bills go down when lights are automatically turned off when a person leaves the room, and rooms can be heated or cooled based on who's there at any given moment. One smart homeowner boasted her heating bill was about one-third less than a same-sized normal home. Some devices can track how much energy each appliance is using and command it to use less.

Smart home technology promises tremendous benefits for an elderly person living alone. Smart homes could notify the resident when it was time to take medicine, alert the hospital if the resident fell and track how much the resident was eating. If the elderly person was a little forgetful, the smart home would perform tasks such as shutting off the water before a tub overflowed or turning off the oven if the cook had wandered away. It also allows adult children who might live elsewhere to participate in the care of their aging parent. Easy-to-control automated systems would provide similar benefits to those with disabilities or a limited range of movement.

Since the beginning of this century, consumers have recognized the value and security provided by smart homes, and the ease of managing and monitoring home appliances and devices at any time, from any location. With the dawn of the Internet of Things (IoT), technologies like near field communications (NFC), wearables, smartphones and the inexorable penetration of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, an ever-increasing number of people can now afford smart devices, and connect in ways that were never before possible.

 

Home Security Tips:

Burglars are opportunistic, they look for easy ways to get in to a home that won’t take long or arouse suspicion. Portage la Prairie Manitoba Homes that look unoccupied and insecure are more likely to be targeted. Here is a checklist to help you improve the security in and around your home, many of which will not cost anything.

Doors, windows and locks:

When replacing a door buy a new “door set”, the complete assembled frame and door, certified to PAS 24 ‘Doors of Enhanced Security. Make sure doors are solid enough and can’t be easily kicked-in. Glass panels on or around doors and in ground floor or accessible windows are vulnerable; replace them with laminated glass as it holds together when shattered. Mortise locks fit into a slot cut into the edge of the door and usually can only be opened with a key. These should be upgraded to 5-lever locks tested to BS 3621. Rim locks are screwed to the face of the door and latch automatically when you close the door, unless held open with the snib. These should be tested to BS 3621. Multi-point locking involves several hooks or bolts holding the door into the frame. The lock cylinders should be tested to BS EN 1303 Grade 3.

If you are replacing your lock cylinder make sure it is to standard TS007 or Sold Secure SS312 Diamond Standard. When installing patio doors ask for the sliding section to be on the inside and for anti-lift blocks. Existing patio doors can be fitted with additional security bolts to stop lifting or forced entry.

If you are the only person in your home, take your keys to bed with you. The remote to your car has an “alarm” button. If something happens, and you are concerned that a burglar may be trying to get into your home, hit that button and activate the alarm. The noise should scare the intruder away.

Protect your valuables. Some common ways to do this are by storing them inside a safe-deposit box or storing them in a heavy home safe that's nearly impossible to move. Make sure the safe is fireproof. You can use a chiseled-out space in the very top of your door for smaller valuables. You can even create a hiding place in a acoustical ceiling by removing a tile and restoring it with something like magnetic fasteners. Make sure to avoid leaving fingerprints with this method.

 

Around the front and back of your home

Prevent easy access to the back and sides of your home by installing locked gates, 2 meter minimum fencing or walls. Trellis topping also makes climbing difficult.
Security lighting can be used to make offenders feel vulnerable and observed. Illuminate high risk areas and make sure it’s easy for you to see people approaching.
Fit padlocks and hardware to shed and garage doors. Securely lock all doors and shut all windows before leaving the house. It’s easy to forget when you’re in hurry, but it’s the simplest way for a burglar to enter your home.

Invest in a good paper shredder. You would be surprised at how often thieves look through trash to find personal information to find out when you will be away from home so they can break in. Rip important documents in small pieces before throwing them away if you do not have a paper shredder.

Don't post too much information on social media sites. If you are going away on vacation, for example, don't “check in” at a particular location or mention the fact that you are going to be gone for a week. Even if you think your information is set to private, you'd be surprised at how much information hackers can access, and you never want anyone to know you are going to be away for extended periods of time.

Break down the boxes from your new TV or computer rather than leaving them on the side of the road. Burglars will notice these boxes and know what kind of valuables you have. Cut the boxes up when they are empty.

The security of your home depends on your activities outside the home as well. Do not leave your garage door opener in plain view inside your car. Password protect your cell phone and computers that you use outside the home as well. Never keep important documents inside your car where a thief can find out where you live and determine when you are at home and when you are away.

Never leave keys anywhere near the front door, including your letterbox; burglars know where to look. Make sure that passers-by can see the front of your home so that a burglar can’t work without being seen. Remove and secure items that may be used to break in or climb up such as ladders and garden tools.

Inside your Manitoba home

Visibly and permanently marking your belongings helps you and the police identify them if they are stolen. It can also make it difficult for the thief to dispose of the property.

Hide your valuables in the walls. If you own small valuables that require protection, try hiding them in the walls. You can use the opening provided by an electrical switch plate or other device that is not being used. Installing a false unused plate is very easy to do if your home doesn't have one.

Is your garage used for storage? Consider removing those items and keeping your car there instead. It will be far more secure against thieves. This will help to keep your vehicle safe. Keeping your car out of sight is also good for thwarting burglars' attempts to determine when you are likely to be away from home.

In spite of all the advantages of a home security system, and all the advertising, only 15 percent of American homes have one. Homeowners may be unsure of which system will work best for them, and worry about the additional cost. Some people also worry they will be unable to figure out how to use it.

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