Canadians living in secluded, rural areas are getting serious about security—and with good reason! It’s no secret that Canadians living in secluded, rural areas are not immune to the dangers of break-ins, property damage and theft.
As recently as the past year, Canadians living in remote areas have been threatened by intruders; as was the case with two seniors living in rural Saskatchewan this past February. Thankfully, they were alerted to someone attempting to break in to their garage by their outdoor motion sensor system.
If you live on a farm, acreage, or in a secluded or rural area, there are steps you can take in order to safeguard your home, possessions, and most importantly, your loved ones.
Here are three rural security solutions that will help protect the things that matter most.
Wireless network security systems make it easy to protect barns, sheds, cabins, quonsets, and garages using one central system. Depending on the system you chose you can actually partition your coverage so some areas remain armed and protected, while other areas are disarmed allowing you to move about freely.
Outdoor motion detectors and beams can also provide notification or alarms when someone enters or leaves the property. This is the type of system that was able to help the two seniors in rural Saskatchewan that we mentioned earlier! With the help of motion detection you can use automatic outdoor strobe lights to deter unwanted visitors or warn loved ones that motion has been detected.
Just keep in mind which wireless security system you purchase, because not all are created equal. Be sure to invest in a wireless system that is long range and encrypted so it can’t be hacked or jammed.
Closed-circuit television (CCTV), also known as video surveillance, is the use of video cameras to transmit a signal to a remote place. Incorporating video surveillance throughout your property wherever you have access to electricity has many benefits for the security of your home, particularly in secluded areas.
Video surveillance promotes a sense of safety throughout your property and helps protect against vandalism and theft. It also lets you keep an eye on areas that you don’t often visit, which is great for larger farms or acreages.
When choosing a security camera system, look for a system that uses a point-to-point wireless network to communicate your video back to a central hub. Security systems tailored specifically to rural homes, like this one, allow access for live viewing and archive surveillance video for remote properties that may not always be occupied.
Threats to secluded, rural homes extend beyond human intrusion. Rural homes are always at risk of being damaged by disasters such as fire, flood, and unsafe carbon dioxide levels.
A large part of securing your home, possessions, and loved ones means preparing for and preventing these events. Not to mention, having home security systems will help you save on insurance premiums.
Look for property protection and life safety systems that monitor for a wide range of disasters to keep your property and family safe. Receiving notifications about events like these is essential for you to react quickly, especially if you travel often. What do you think of these tips for securing remote, secluded or rural homes? Let us know what additional security measures you take to safeguard your home.
If you haven’t begun to secure your rural home: Liberty Security is here to help. Get your free security consultation to begin safeguarding your home today.