It’s Spring in the Midwest, the trees are budding, the grass is greening, and we are all starting to be just a little more active. Read our list of 2017 Spring Safety tips to help keep your family and your home safe during the season.
Change the batteries in all of your electrician-installed smoke detectors and other wireless life-saving devices every six months. The National Fire Protection Association says that “In fires in which the smoke alarms were present but did not operate, almost half (46%) of the smoke alarms had missing or disconnected batteries.” It is recommended to change batteries on the weekends when Daylight Saving begins and ends.
Social Media Safety
Whether it’s down the street or on a beach, when you post your whereabouts publicly you may be doing more than just making your friends jealous. In fact, you are alerting the world that your home is unoccupied and in prime condition for a break-in. Numerous studies have shown that burglaries are often committed when opportunities arise that are too appealing to resist. Avoid alerting criminals that you’re out of town by refraining from posting updates and photos about your time away until after you have safely made it back home.
Storms roll in quickly in the area, so stock up on flashlights, keep extra batteries handy, and be prepared for power outages or tornadoes. Assign a designated area in the house, and remind your children of what to do if the weather turns violent. We recommend placing flameless candles with remotes in every room in the house. They look nice and are perfect if the power goes out.
Water detection devices by sump pumps or other areas that are prone to flooding can be installed as part of your security system to alert you if there is a water problem. This could potentially save you thousands of dollars in water damage because you could act upon it immediately.
Spring Clean for Safety
Clean outdoor motion sensors, replace burned-out lights around your home, and trim back your bushes in your yard. Burglars tend to steer clear of homes that are brightly lit and have manicured lawns because there are less places to hide.
Make sure your Atronic Alarms, Inc. security sign can be seen from all angles of the street. Need a replacement? Contact us and we will drop off new signs and stickers for you when we provide service in your area.
Spring clean your security system by scheduling a tune-up with the service department today! We’ll test and clean your devices to ensure that your system works properly when called upon.