Theft and vandalism
Doors and windows
Exterior doors should be solid, made of wood and metal clad.
It's preferable to install a peep hole rather than a chain lock.
It's preferable to have 2.54 cm or (1") deadbolt locks on exterior doors.
To prevent sliding doors from being lifted up, slid along or removed from their tracks, they should be equipped with:
- A security plate and/or screw in the upper track;
- A metal security bar or piece of wood in the lower track (removable to provide an exit in an emergency).
Windows should be equipped with a locking device.
Sliding windows must have:
- A screw fastened into the upper track;
- A security bar or piece of wood in the lower track (removable to provide an exit in an emergency).
Garage and tool-shed
Install an appropriate lock on garage doors.
Never leave the garage door open while you're away.
Where applicable, the inside door connecting the garage to the house should be equipped with a deadbolt.
The tool-shed should have adequate locks.
The tool-shed and garage should be made of a rigid material or protected with security bars, curtains or
blinds to prevent someone from looking in.
Find out more
- The insurance claim process following a theft or act of vandalism.
* Source: Savoir prévenir web site (www.savoirprevenir.com) of the ministère de la Sécurité publique
(MSP) and Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC)