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Saving Money On Edmonton Home Insurance

Like heat, electricity, water and air conditioning, insurance is an Edmonton home expense you have some degree of control over. In fact, there are ways to reduce House Insurance for your Edmonton home pictureyour insurance costs by as much as 20%.
The thing to keep in mind is that insurance companies will often reward you – in the form of lower rates – when you do something to reduce the risk of damage to your property. That's why you can often get a discount when you install smoke detectors on all floors. Other discounts may be available if you get better security door locks, a monitored alarm system, upgraded wiring to today's electrical code and so forth.

Another common way is to bundle your home, car and personal Home insurance for your Edmonton house of condo when you bundle with car and personal insurance imageinsurance which will give you even a deeper discount.
Contact your insurance company and ask how you can lower your
insurance costs. Sometimes just a few minor changes can save you a bundle. What kind of Edmonton home insurance savings results have you been getting? Post below or you can reply to me thru my contact page.

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Do You Know the Basics of Home Security?

Most people feel confident about the basics of Locked & Secured Edmonton Homehome security. For example: Keep all doors locked. Have a light on in the house while away. Never hide a key outside in an obvious place, like under the mat. Yet, almost a million and a half (WOW!) properties get burglarized in North America each year. So how can you prevent that from happening to your home? Here are a few less known home security basics:


  • Actually, never hide a key outside. Thieves know all the hiding places. Instead, make sure all family members have a key.
  • Two-thirds of home burglaries occur during the day. So be extra vigilant about making sure doors and windows are locked while you're away at work during the day.
  • Surprisingly, most thieves are not daring. They are 2.7 times more likely to target a home without an alarm system. At the very least, nave some signs prominently displaying an alarm company. Sometimes, merely see these signs will make the burglar move on.
  • Thieves will attempt to force entry throughBarred Edmonton patio door to increase your home security sliding-style doors and windows first. So make sure these have a locking bar or extra bolt lock.
  • Surprising, 40% of household burglaries do not involve forced entry. The thief is able to slip in through an unlocked window or door.
  • Don't show off possessions! An imported racing bike/fancy ski-doo parked next to the garage or expensive audio equipment clearly seen through a window, is an invitation to burglars.
  • Take a look at the lighting and landscaping around your property. Are there spots where a thief could easily hide? If so, make some changes like add motion enabled lights.
  • When planning a trip, have a trusted neighbor or family pick up newspapers, flyers and anything else that may accumulate at your front door.

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The Edmonton Police Service will have more tips and special programs for keeping your home secure. Give them a call. If you can think of anymore basic tips I could add, please let call me 780-242-5229 or thru my contact page.

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