TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 7, 2016) - Over 40% (43.5%) of Canadians are concerned with having their homes broken into while away on vacation according to an AlarmForce Industries ("AlarmForce") (TSX:AF) Recreational Property Security Report released today. The national poll also outlined 20% of Canadians polled have already experienced having their homes broken into either while away from their home or away on vacation. "Having a home security system in place is invaluable," said Beth Robertson, VP Sales & Marketing, AlarmForce Industries. "Not only does a security alarm system protect your property, but it can give you peace of mind this summer and throughout the year." The poll was conducted by Environics Research amongst 817 Canadians between March 28, 2016 - April 2, 2016 and is considered accurate +/- 4%, 19 times out of 20.

According to Statistics Canada, in 2014 there were 151,900 break-ins that occurred across Canada and home invasions were also one of the most common forms of property crime.

The RCMP have stated that the summer season has the most amount of break-ins, as people are more likely to be on vacation or away at their recreational properties for long periods of time, leaving their properties vulnerable to break-ins.

Tips to secure your home and recreational property:

  • Engrave an identifying number onto your outboard motor and other recreational vehicles, record serial and model numbers to also help in identifying your property
  • Cancel any newspaper or mail services to your home while you are away
  • Don't leave alcohol left behind - this is one of the top items burglars look for when breaking into recreational properties

Here are the full details from the AlarmForce Recreational Property Security Report.

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