2017 Fall Safety Tips from Atronic Alarms, Inc.
Practice a fire drill twice a year with your family and test the batteries in your electrician-installed smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Remember, your Atronic Alarms installed fire* system is always on, even when your alarm system is turned off. *Fire devices must be in good working order and communicating with our central monitoring station.
Daylight savings ended, and with the clocks set back an hour in the Midwest, many people find themselves driving in the dark. Make sure your headlines are clean, dim your dashboard, clean your windshield to eliminate streaks and practice patience on the road. According to the National Safety Council website, 50% of traffic deaths happen at night. Oh, and watch for those deer . . . the cooler weather snaps them into action, sometimes right in front of your car.
It’s the start of flu season, and since the makeup of flu viruses change from year to year it is more difficult to predict. The Center for Disease Control recommends everyone older than 6 months get an annual flu vaccine. You can see a weekly US map of Influenza activity at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/usmap.htm.
Did you leave your garage door open all night after your fall cleaning? Contact us for information about security devices that automate garage doors to open and close at specific times during the day. With smart home automation technology, no more worrying about forgetting to shut the garage doors at night.
Package thieves. Shopping online increases around the holidays, and so do deliveries. Set up a motion-activated camera to alert you on your mobile device if someone comes to your door to swipe up a delivery when you’re not home.
Use your security investment. Even when you leave the house for a short period of time, lock your doors and arm your security system! Burglars are opportunistic and take any second given to them. Don’t be the one who said “I was only gone a minute” or “I was just down the street.” Use it, Don’t Lose it!