2016 Spring Safety Tips

Prepare for Spring Storms

Kansas and Missouri weather creates spring storms that sometimes roll in fast and with fury. Keep flashlights and extra batteries in the area you designate for shelter during storm warnings. Go over drills with your family members so that the safety protocol is fresh in their minds and everyone knows what to do.

Stay Aware When Out and About

As the weather turns nice, many people use it as an opportunity to shake the winter doldrums and get out of the house to shop, meet friends for lunch and attend citywide events. Remember to always keep your head up and move briskly when walking back alone to your car. Make eye contact with people and be aware of those around you. If someone asks for help in the parking lot, let them know you will find a security officer to assist them.

Don’t be a Walking Billboard

We know you love sharing things with your social media friends and followers, but remember that bad guys are online, too. Post your vacation photos and talk about your trip after you return, not before. You don’t want to announce to friends-of-friends-of-friends that your house will be empty for a week.

Watch the Road

Motorcyclists and bicyclists are out on the roads enjoying the nice weather and can easily be missed while you are in your car driving. Check twice before you turn either direction from a stop sign or across traffic, and do the same with your side and rearview mirrors when riding in traffic.

Don’t Fall Prey to Scams

We have alerted as many people as we can about the new phone scam hitting the area, targeting security alarm homeowners. But the bottom line is – scammers and unethical sales people have always been around. Just be aware that if it sounds too good to be true, it is. Do NOT provide personal information to callers, door-to-door sales people or emails asking to update your information, especially if you have doubt about the nature of the call.

Use Your Home Security System and Show Your Signs of Defense

Even when you leave for a short time, lock your doors and set your alarm.  Also, make sure your Atronic Alarms, Inc. signs and stickers are visible from the street. Need new ones? Give us a call at 913.362.0000 and we’ll drop them off when we are in your area on service calls.