Home Security Info & Tips

Your home is more than just a building, and the belongings that fill your home are more than just "stuff".  Homes represent family, friends, history, and community, the foundations of who we are. And crimes like vandalism, break and enter, and theft that target homes are upsetting in addition to being costly and inconvenient to recover from. 

Whether you own or rent and whether you live in an apartment, a townhouse or a house, protecting your home is the first step to protecting your neighbourhood and your community.

Did you know?

Residential break and enters follow trends.

Analysis of Coquitlam RCMP stats shows that many residential break and enters happen during good weather (when many of us leave windows and doors open for ventilation), during popular vacation times like winter and summer school breaks (when many houses are unoccupied and left untended), and during common work hours (when there is a good chance of homes being unoccupied).

There are simple things you  can do to boost the security of your home and reduce the risk of break and enters.

By using CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) techniques around the exterior of your home, you can make a big difference to your security at home. Contact your local Community Police Station to find out more about CPTED.



Condo Safety Tips

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If you see something, say something!

Public safety is everyone's responsibility—and it's easy. The best way to do your part for public safety is to get connected to your neighbourhood, pay attention to what is going on around you and report any criminal or suspicious activity to the police. Find out more about reporting criminal and suspicious activity to the Coquitlam RCMP.

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