Se­cu­rity

Calgary Herald New Condos - - New Condos -

Many of the same tips that ap­ply to home and property se­cu­rity in the city also ap­ply to re­cre­ation prop­er­ties in the coun­try.

In­stall timers to turn lights and ra­dios or TVs on and off pe­ri­od­i­cally.

Ask a neigh­bour (or the property’s pri­vate se­cu­rity, if ap­pli­ca­ble) to check in on the site oc­ca­sion­ally. Just as in the city, mow­ing the grass and shov­el­ling the walk gives prop­er­ties that lived-in look. The neigh­bour can also check for property dam­age or signs of mishaps such as wa­ter­line leaks.

Re­in­force win­dows with metal grates, and in­stall sturdy doors. The more work a thief faces to break into a

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