Ontario Home Security

Award-winning home security monitoring services. When smoke, fire, or carbon monoxide create life-threatening situations, the one-touch emergency call out button on your control panel puts you in direct contact with monitoring teams, shaving precious seconds off response times.

Vivint Home Security Systems

Home Security

Easy as 1 – 2 – 3

1.
Call for pricing

Customize a home security system to fit your lifestyle and needs.

2.
Schedule your installation

A Vivint Authorized Smart Home Pro will professionally install your new system.

3.
Download the app

Conveniently control your new system through the 4.5-star Vivint Smart Home App.

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 Thunder Bay Ontario area.

 

Z

Quality

Reliablity

Results

Value

Burglar Alarm Systems for your Ontario 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 Thunder Bay Ontario area.

u

Did You Know

The majority of residential crimes are crimes of opportunity, wherein the victims have left their Ontario 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:

Like many today, your budget may be tight and you may think it is going to be difficult to take steps to increase the security of your home. This security measure will not cost you anything but your time. If your landscaping includes shrubs and hedges, keep them pruned back so they do not hide potential entry points for intruders. Some intruders use overgrown plants to hide behind while they are attempting to break in through a window.

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 Thunder Bay Ontario area.

u

Did You Know

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:

Lock the house, even if just going away for a short time. In a lot of cases, home intruders enter through unlocked doors. A burglar can steal a lot of expensive stuff in a short amount of time.

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 Thunder Bay Ontario area.

u

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 Ontario 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:

Never open the door if you are not expecting company. Always look first, whether it is through a peephole or through a window. If you don't know the person at the door, and you feel uncomfortable, just don't answer it. If it is someone important, they can always come back or call you on the phone.

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 Thunder Bay Ontario area.

Keep the smart home experience effortless.
Professional installation and $0 activation.

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 Thunder Bay Ontario 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. Thunder Bay Ontario 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.

Be sure your valuables are not visible from the outside of your house. Although large windows in your home can provide your home with a lot of light, they can also provide burglars with an excellent view of the inside of your home. You always want to make sure you keep your valuables covered if they are by a window.

If you want to have glass in your door itself or near it, make sure the lock and knob are not within reach. Anyone can break the glass and reach inside, so test it out yourself. Measure the distance from the glass to the lock and then measure your arm.

 

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.

Having a dog can deter burglars. Even the little dogs that make a lot of noise a can be effective. Most burglars dislike drawing attention to their presence. That said, trained guard dogs aren't usually good pets. Attack training and obedience training are two different things. Any house pets should only have obedience training.

At the end of the night, close the drapes and blinds to your home. In addition to giving you more privacy, this blocks the valuable items in your house from view. Keeping your blinds open only serves as an open invitation to anyone who wants to take something from your house.

Having a good sized dog can make for a great home security system and deterrent to criminals who are considering breaking into your house. Even if you do not have a dog, buying a couple “beware of the dog” signs can be enough to deter people from robbing your house.

Make sure your home appears occupied. Purchase timers for electronics, lights, radios and TVs so that they will turn on and off at varied intervals. This will make your home look like someone is in it. This helps you keep your house burglar-free.

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 Ontario 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.

Some people believe the cost of a home security system is prohibitive. However, recent statistics reveal that the average cost of a burglary is nearly three thousand dollars. When this amount is taken into consideration, the cost of a home security system can be justified. There is also the added safety factor of preventing criminals from entering the home.

People who live rurally often don't think about home security. Some people feel that rural residents lead riskier lives because they are far away from neighbors. Still, many believe that rural environments are less frequently targeted by burglars.

Do you have an outdoor dog? If so, the dog can be a terrific spot to keep a spare key. Put it on their collar. This is an especially good idea if your dog doesn't like strangers, and gives you easy access to get in your home.

OLR | CGA | DOL

Copyright © 2018.

Privacy policy