As it is today, there is always a great chance that you will be a victim of a break-in or burglary once in your lifetime. Burglars today can try to infiltrate any type of property – be it commercial or residential, or even the warehouse where you store your valuables. Being the victim of a break-in can be very upsetting not to mention the financial losses that you are likely to incur. In the aftermath of a burglary, you may end up feeling very scared and violated.
So, how exactly do you recoup your losses and recover after being the victim of a break-in?
Over the years, we have dealt with many property owners who have had their properties infiltrated by thieves. This has given us a lot of experience on how to handle the aftermath of burglaries, and, we know exactly what to do to help you prevent such incidences in the future. Rest assured that we can help you feel safer while at the same time helping you protect your valuables better at a very budget-friendly price.
Top Things To Do After A Burglary
1. Change Your Locks
There are many avenues that a burglar can exploit to gain unauthorized access into your property. Some of the most vulnerable areas include old locks, balconies, doors, windows and garage doors.
On noticing that there has been a burglary in your property, the first thing that you should do is to call the police or your security company. Once they are done inspecting your property, you should call in a locksmith to change all the locks in your property IMMEDIATELY. We at Emergency Toronto Locksmith can help you out here … We offer 24/7 emergency locksmith services meaning that we can help you secure your property within a matter of hours.
When calling a locksmith, ensure that you specify that you want the best and most secure locks in the market such as Yale, Medeco, Mul-t-loc or any other high-quality locks installed in your property. Note that investing in premium locks is the best security guarantee you can make to secure your property from unauthorized access in the future.
Though you may be tempted to carry out a DIY lock change in the aftermath of a robbery, we strongly advise that you get your locks changed by a professional locksmith. This is the best way to guarantee that the job is done right.
2. Inspect Your Entire Security System and Get an Upgrade If Necessary
Though robberies rarely have any silver lining, one good thing that can come out of a robbery is that it gives you a chance to evaluate your entire security system. When evaluating the state of your current security installations, there are a few things that we recommend you do. They are:
• Setting up/upgrading a new security system – Installing a new top-of-the-range security system that includes security cameras and monitors can help enhance protection around your property. Though installing a new security system may seem like overkill, it can help deter burglars from coming near your property in the future
• Making your home more secure – We recommend that you take steps that make it harder for burglars to infiltrate your home. For example, you may consider putting security grills in front of your windows to make it harder for burglars to access your property
• Consider acquiring and installing a home safe – Given that you may own valuables that you want to protect in case of a home invasion, it is best that you consider acquiring a safe. There are a variety of safes in the market that come in different sizes and with varying security features that you can use to further protect your valuables