Home Security Tips:
A few things to remember when considering
a new home security system...
Home Safety and Security Advice
The unfortunate reality is there is crime all around us. However, you don't have to be a victim-- there is a lot you can do to protect yourself and your possessions. Here are some home safety tips to keep you and your family more educated, informed, and protected from the dangers that occur every day:
These are just a few home safety tips to keep in mind and act upon. Safety at home is so important. Your home should be a safe haven for you and your family. Common sense is a good thing to have when it comes to keeping you and your loved ones safe. Always take the proper precautions and make it a habit for you and your family to perform these simple, yet effective ways of being out of harm's way.
Safety Tip Articles
Security System Installation
- Many burglars are deterred when they know a security system is in place.
- Place signs in your yard and a decal on your home where it is visible to anyone.
- Make sure the security system that is installed in your home has loud alarms and the necessary detectors and motion sensors.
Other Safety Tips
- Secure all doors, sliding doors, windows and your garage while at home or away from home. If you have a sliding door, add a bolt lock or place something in between the glass doors that will block them closed. Make sure all your locks work.
- Keep landscaping bushes and trees to a minimum. Make sure no one can hide behind them and your neighbors can see into your front and back yard.
- Install motion-sensor lights and make sure they are not covered by plants, bushes, etc.
- Keep storage sheds locked. Not only will it keep your belongings safe, but it will keep criminals from using your own things to break into your home or harm you.
- Never leave house keys in your car.
- Make sure all your door and window hinges are on the inside of the house.
- Keep identity-related items like passports, Social Security Cards, etc. in a very secure location, like a safe of safe-deposit box.
- While away on vacation or for an extended period of time, contact the post office to hold your mail and have a neighbor collect your newspapers or any other things left on your door or in your yard.
- Never leave a voicemail message stating that you are not home. This will entice a burglar to arrange a visit to your vacant home.
- Do not leave an extra key under a doormat or an obvious place that is common.
Home Fire Safety
- When you leave your house, make sure all appliances are shut off.
- Always have a fire extinguisher that is easily accessible and educate all able individuals on how to utilize it.
- Know the best exits to use to get out of your home during a fire. Keep a rope or rope ladder close by windows that are located higher off the ground.
Child Safety Tips
- Have your children memorize their full names, address, phone number, city and state that they live in.
- Teach your children how to dial 911 in case of an emergency and make sure they only dial it if it is an absolute emergency.
- Teach them to never accept anything from people they don't know.
- If the child is old enough to be left alone, be sure to leave them a phone number where you can be reached at all times. Also give them phone numbers of neighbors or friends that you trust in case that cannot get a hold of you.
- Make sure they lock all windows and doors especially when home alone.