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Understanding Home Safety

Posted on January 22nd, 2020 by Alert Protective

It’s yet another year, and modern technology increasingly grows every day throughout the world. Whether you have experienced any dangers in or outside your home, prevention is key to safety in 2020. We live in a world where you may always feel safe and secure; however, the fact of the matter is intruders could be lurking your home without you even knowing it.

Ensure your Home Security System is up to date

How confident do you feel about your current home security system? When was the last time you updated your security system or tested it out to ensure it works when the time comes? You may find yourself utterly dissatisfied with a system you’ve paid so much for. Consider getting a brand-new home security system or ensuring the one you have now functions correctly. Check for any tangled wires, outdoor security camera functionality, indoor security camera functionality, clean out any dust, all wireless systems are connected to a network, and thoroughly maintain your home security system. 

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Consider Home Automation for Accessibility 

Although many consumers are hesitant about having a device or system do the work for you, home automation might be the smartest home security system you implement this year. You can remotely control just about anything in your home, including lighting control, heating and cooling temperature thermostats, locking or unlocking doors in your home, monitoring your home with video cameras, video doorbells, and more. Whether you own a smartphone, tablet, laptop, Mac or PC, as long as your smart home automation system is connected to Wi-Fi, you should be able to monitor and control your home’s activity with Internet access. 

Do You Need Professional Alarm Monitoring for your Home?

Having a monitoring system where real-life humans monitor your home 24/7 may sound odd or even invasive. However, you may never know when an emergency will come your way. With high alert monitoring systems in place, you will never be caught unprepared. Trusted companies such as Alert Protective can install and set up alarm monitoring cameras for you in which they can actively monitor when a threat or emergency strikes.

Review Each Room in your Home 

Furthermore, a general rule of thumb is to have a good look at every room or space in your home. Ensure that any entryways such as doors and stairways are not blocked and that any wiring or cords are neatly tucked away. 

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General Safety Guidelines to Follow

Additionally, ensure items in your home are safe for the environment, such as household cleaners and chemicals. Keep a first aid kit handy and accessible when needed and practice food safety to prevent future illnesses. Lastly, practice fire safety and procedures with members of your household.

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