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Prevention tips

Theft and vandalism

Alarm system

  • It's recommended that you have an alarm system that is monitored off-site, so that the alarm company can alert the police, if applicable.
  • Test the alarm system regularly.
  • Put stickers on doors and windows indicating that your home is equipped with an alarm system.

N.B. Alarm systems are not foolproof. So don't forget to apply the prevention tips and take the necessary precautions to avoid being the target of a break and enter.

Identifying your property (engraving)

  • Mark your belongings (computers, stereos, etc.) by engraving them. This makes them more difficult for a thief to sell and allows the police to identify the owner if the stolen property is found.

Jewellery and valuables

  • If possible, don't keep valuables at home. If you keep them at home, place them in a secure place, such as a safe.
  • Make a list of your valuables. Take photos or make a video. Keep your documents, accompanied by the proof of purchase, in a safe place.
  • Never place the packaging of new purchases, such as televisions, computers and even large appliances, on the street. Fold the cardboard boxes and put them in the recycling, or ask the delivery men to take back the old appliances and the packaging.

* Source: Savoir prévenir web site of the ministère de la Sécurité publique (MSP) and Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC)