Home Security in Puerto Vallarta

Written by Tropicasa Realty
May 30th, 2018

By now, Puerto Vallarta’s reputation as a safe destination is well-established, with visitors, local and foreign residents, tourism companies and the governments of Canada and the USA all recognizing Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit as secure places to visit or live. But like any city, Puerto Vallarta isn’t immune to crime and making sure your property is secure is important for any homeowner because some simple security measures are the best way to deter a potential thief, who look to target unprotected homes.  Here are a few Puerto Vallarta home security tips to consider:

  • Many gated communities and condo buildings in Puerto Vallarta come with 24 hour patrolled security and cameras. If you are buying a condo in Puerto Vallarta, talk with your real estate agent about building security. If you own a condo, be actively involved with your Home Owners Association to ensure that security measures are being properly budgeted and maintained.
  • Almost all homes in Puerto Vallarta have decorative bars on windows and front gates. If you are building a home or buying a home pre-construction, be sure to contract a metal worker to build bars for your property. Security bars can be very artfully done and are usually an attractive architectural addition to your home.
  • Invest in high-quality locks for your home and be sure that sliding glass doors aren’t left open as an invitation to thieves. Even a second or third story open balcony door can be an access point for intruders.
  • Consider adding a security system in your home. Companies like SEPEPSA offer a full range of home security systems including alarms, video surveillance, electric fences, automatic doors and home monitoring service.

Puerto Vallarta is a safe place to live, but it is important to remember that, like anywhere, crime can sometimes happen, especially if you have not taken some simple precautions. Just like insurance, home security is a good thing to have, even though you hope to never need it. But by using the same level of care and caution to protect your Puerto Vallarta home as you would your home in the U.S.A or Canada, you will sleep easy, knowing your home is secure.

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