Home and personal safety resource center
This resource center provides useful tips to protect your family and your home. Please spend a few minutes reviewing the articles below. If you have a specific question that you would like us to answer, please email us and we’ll do our best to respond.
Break-in + theft prevention
Learn how to prevent and minimize home break-ins and theft with these top tips. Did a break-in just happen? We'll give you next steps. These also apply if you live in an apartment or mobile home.
Preparing for earthquakes
Square One provides important tips to be well-prepared for earthquakes. Also, learn about the availability of earthquake insurance.
Preventing water damage
Water damage can be a homeowner or renters worst nightmare. Whether you live in a condo or large house, these tips are quick to implement and can save thousands in potential damages should the unexpected happen.
Preparing for wildfires
Square One provides important tips to prepare for and deal with wildfires. Learn how you can protect your family and belongings.
Preparing for tornadoes, windstorms + winter storms
Learn how to recognize the early signs of trouble if your home insurance protects you against tornadoes, windstorms, and other winter storms.
10 ways you can prepare for overland flooding
Learn the top 10 ways you can prepare for an overland flood. A flood can happen without warning and has the potential to severely damage your property and belongings, so it's important you're always prepared.
Ice dams and your roof
An ice dam is not something that forms in a river; it's something that forms on your roof. Learn what causes ice dams and how to prevent them.
Enjoying Christmas trees safely
Square One provides tips to prevent Christmas tree related fires that could damage your home and ruin your holidays.
Avoiding counterfeit electrical products
Square One explains how to avoid purchasing counterfeit electrical products, and why you should avoid them regardless of the savings promised. Did you just discover a product you purchased is counterfeit? Follow these tips.
Securing your identity and smartphone
Square One describes how you can avoid becoming a victim of identity theft. And, learn useful tips on how to secure your smartphone.
Preventing bicycle theft
Own a bike? Bike theft is a large problem across Canada and the United States. Learn how to prevent it from getting stolen and what you can do if it is stolen. We also give you tips on what you can do to recover a stolen bicycle.