Tips for a Safe, Secure Holiday Weekend from Dial Locksmith & Safeworld

Celebrating Canada Day: Tips for a Safe, Secure Holiday Weekend from Dial Locksmith & Safeworld

On July 1st, Canada celebrates its 157th birthday. As parties and events commence in Edmonton and across the nation, the team at Dial Locksmith & Safeworld would like to take a moment to offer tips for a safe and secure Canada Day. 

Unfortunately, holidays like Canada Day often bring a surge in thefts and break-ins, as thieves take advantage of distractions and target unattended homes and vehicles. That means it’s more important than ever to ensure your home, your vehicle, and your valuables are secured. 

In this article, we highlight the significance of keeping your possessions secure this Canada Day long weekend and offer practical tips for keeping your valuables safe while enjoying the festivities. 

Protecting Your Valuables

Before you hit the road for your Canada Day road trip or attend your community’s holiday celebrations, it’s important to take precautions to keep your belongings safe. 

Safeguard Your Important Documents

Before heading out for Canada Day celebrations, ensure that your essential documents, such as passports, identification cards, and financial records, are securely stored in a fireproof and secure safe.

Secure Your Home

Before you go, double-check that your doors and windows are locked. If you haven’t already done so, consider installing a reliable security system that you can monitor remotely for additional protection. Also, inform a trusted neighbour or friend about your plans so they can keep an eye on your property.

Use Lockable Bags & Pouches at Large Gatherings

When you’re attending festivals or big public events, use lockable bags or pouches to carry your wallet, mobile phone, camera, and other valuables. These security-focused accessories offer an extra layer of protection against pickpockets. 

Re-Consider Connecting to Public Wi-Fi Networks

If you plan to connect to a public Wi-Fi network, do so with caution. Avoid accessing sensitive information such as email and bank accounts, and don’t conduct any financial transactions. Hackers can easily exploit unsecured connections to access your personal data. If you need internet access, consider relying on your mobile network instead. 

Park in a Well-Lit Area

If you’re driving to an event, leave your vehicle in a well-lit, populated area. Before walking away, check that your windows are closed, valuables are out of sight, and doors are locked. 

Dial Locksmith & Safeworld: Proudly Canadian

Canada Day isn’t just an occasion to celebrate our nation’s history and culture; it’s also an opportunity to show support for Canadian businesses. Whether you’re buying goods from a small, family-owned shop or hiring a thriving start-up to provide you with business services, supporting local, Canadian brands is a great way to foster a sense of national pride.

At Dial Locksmith & Safeworld, we’re proud to be a local, Canadian company. With roots dating back to 1966, our business has decades of experience in providing locksmith services and safes for Albertans. This Canada Day, we’d like to thank you—the customers who’ve supported us over the years and helped us become the leading local authority on safes and locks in Edmonton. 

From all of us at Dial Locksmith & Safeworld, have a safe, happy Canada Day!