Winter Safety Tips

Winter Safety Tips

Baby it’s cold outside . . . or maybe not . . . (we all know the Midwest is known for it’s dramatic temperature fluctuations.) Either way, the chill is here, and we’ve compiled our favorite winter safety tips to help you prepare for the worst and hope for the best this 2019 season.

Give your loved ones the gift of security and lifestyle convenience

With an entry-level smart home automation security system starting as low as $195.

  • Ability to integrate security, lighting, thermostats, and more.
  • Ability to interact and view environment remotely through smart phone or computer.
  • Energy and home management with Z-Wave technology.
  • Option to add cameras and view live video.
  • Option to add fire protection.

Prepare your vehicles for winter.

  • Top off antifreeze, windshield wiper fluid, oil and other fluids.
  • Pack your car with winter kits that include blankets, flashlights, extra batteries, shovel, and food and water for a week.
  • Keep that gas tank full at all times.

Prevent package pirates from stealing your online shopping orders.

  • Install a video doorbell at your front door. It will notify you if someone enters the area.
  • Leave special instructions, and include a note to the delivery company about where to hide the package if you’re not home. Packages seen from the street are the most vulnerable. (USPS, FedEx and UPS all have a comment area.)
  • Have your packages delivered to your work or have a neighbor watch for them if you are out of town.
  • Report any suspicious activity in your neighborhood.

Winter frrr – eeze. Prevent frozen pipes.

  • Keep your cabinet doors open and wrap your pipes with insulation sleeves to slow heat transfer.
  • Install a high/low temperature sensor that will notify you if your temperature drops inside your home. Great for snowbirds or if you do a lot of traveling over the winter.

Work out of the home and have pets?

Call us to install monitored smoke detectors so if a fire breaks out the fire department is immediately dispatched. Those extra minutes may help save your pets lives.

A new year may mean a new alarm permit.

Know your city’s alarm permit requirements and keep yours updated. Some areas police will not dispatch if your permit is not active (or if false alarm fines are due).

Have a Safe Winter Season!