Digital solutions are necessary for ensuring your work from home environment is safe, however physical security solutions cannot be ignored. Here are some physical security solutions to implement to maximize security when working from home:
1) Maintain Your Yard
Maintaining your yard plays a vital role in deterring home burglaries. Keep the grass at an appropriate level and keep trees, shrubs, and other bushes trimmed to avoid creating hiding spots for trespassers or blind spots for your surveillance cameras. If you are away for a long duration or decide to stay at your cottage all-season, consider our Vacation Watch Service (included with Executive Services).
2) Upgrade & Check Your Locks
Although it seems obvious, a good lock is crucial to ensure your home is safe. High-end security locks have a strong reputation for deterring serious crime. It is crucial to ensure all of your doors and windows are locked at all times.
3) Implement Security Cameras
Doorbell cameras are trendy but a true surveillance system with multiple cameras is required to deter burglaries. Professionally installed surveillance cameras are more difficult to physically access vs. popular DIY brands and they are monitored by security staff that can dispatch a mobile Operative immediately. Multiple security cameras give burglars a sense that someone is watching wherever they attempt to break-in.
4) Never Leave Your Devices in Your Car
It can be easy to forget your cell phone in the centre console of your vehicle as you run errands but you should always take it with you—no matter how short the duration. Petty theft often occurs once electronics and cash are visible. Locking your laptop and cell phone in your trunk may seem like less of a risk, but car theft itself has gotten much easier with advances in technology, so it’s best to leave your work devices at home.
5) Install Glass-Break Film
Glass-Break or Security Film works to protect your windows and doors. The special material comes in a variety of shades to appease athletics but it’s main purpose is to stop glass from shattering upon impact. It also makes the glass more difficult to breach, which could result in a delayed entry of up to 3 minutes.