Staying safe online and at home

Stay connected · May 1, 2020

As we all adjust to new ways of working and keeping our families engaged and entertained at home during COVID-19, many of us are  increasingly relying on online and smart home services. Here are some ways you can stay safer online and in your home.

Protect your devices from online threats

You’re likely taking more video calls. Streaming more entertainment. And definitely shopping more online. But are you doing it all securely?

TELUS Online Security provides real-time device protection for your PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets against ransomware, viruses, spyware, malware and other online threats. It also monitors and blocks unauthorized traffic, and helps protect your private information when you go online. So you can continue to enjoy your favourite online activities. And most importantly, stay connected with family, friends and colleagues without worrying about online threats. 

Protect your private information

From paying bills to shopping, you’re most likely doing it online during this time of physical distancing. But as the COVID-19 crisis continues, so does the growth in cybercriminal activity. Now, more than ever, you need to be extra mindful of protecting your private information online. 

Norton Secure VPN can help. It allows you to browse anonymously and securely, whether you’re shopping online yourself or helping out family members. Included in TELUS Online Security service, also protects your private information like passwords, bank details and credit card numbers while you’re online using your PC, Mac or mobile device. 

Keep an eye on your home and energy costs

You’ve made your online life more secure during COVID-19. Now, what about your physical home? Here are ways that TELUS SmartHome Security can help keep your home and loved ones more secure.

  • Receiving more deliveries than before? Practice physical distancing with the doorbell camera. Use it as an intercom and receive packages without opening the door.

  • Household busier than usual? Get alerted to what's going on around your home with indoor and outdoor cameras and security devices.

  • Saving money on home insurance sound good? Save up to 20% on your home insurance premiums by adding our smart home security system in your home.

  • Have the whole family at home 24/7? Keep an eye on your kids and pets – indoors and out – even while you’re working from home. Even replay that driveway hockey 7th game overtime goal from your phone.

  • Love maximum convenience? Adjust lighting in your home and make sure your doors are locked from the comfort of your bed or couch.

  • Want to be more energy smart? Automate your lights to dim or shut off at bedtime with our smart bulbs, smart plugs, and motion sensors.

For more ways to secure your home and help the environment, visit

Authored by:
TELUS team
This series of blog posts was created to help our customers and team members stay informed and feel supported during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.