The fall season is right around the corner in Cincinnati. You might look forward to the season for a variety of reasons. However, autumn also brings around security challenges to homes. In case of an emergency, are you protected? With Detect-All Security, you know you're getting a company who puts your safety first. Follow these autumn security tips to keep you, your family, and your home safe.
Check Your Fire Alarms
It's incredibly important to have fire alarms in your home. Testing them on a consistent basis is even more important. The National Fire Protection Association recommends following manufacturer instructions on all smoke alarms. This includes testing them regularly. Most fire alarms have a non-replaceable battery that lasts about 10 years. Once the battery begins to die, the alarm will sound periodically. Then you'll know it's time to change your smoke detectors. By checking your smoke alarms on a consistent basis, you'll know your family is protected from a house fire.
Check Your Security Systems
Once you've checked your smoke alarms, it's time to check on your security system. After all, what's the point in having a security system if it's not functioning properly? We recommend running a security system every so often, and the autumn is a great time to do one. By checking your security system, you know it's working and is keeping your home and family safe. You also know that you're secure 24 hours a day with all security systems installed by Detect-All Security. Your safety is our top priority.
Install Additional Lighting
Do you know one of the top deterrents to a burglar? It's lighting. Autumn means it gets dark earlier in the day. Because of this, it gives a burglar more opportunity to strike. To help deter a burglar, install more lights on your property. This could be in the form of motion-activated lighting. Also, consider leaving some lights on in your home if you'll be gone for a short amount of time. Having some lights on makes it look like someone's home. If a potential burglar thinks someone is in the house, they won't try to break in. By adding additional lighting to your home, know you're taking steps to prevent any home invasions.
Create or Update an Emergency Plan and Kit
You don't want anything bad to happen to your family. However, sometimes it's unavoidable. That's where emergency plans and kits come in handy.
An emergency plan is exactly what it sounds like: a plan in case of an emergency. Create one with your family that covers any kind of emergency you can think of. If you already have a plan in place, now is the best time to go over it with your family.
On the other hand, an emergency kit is anything you think is important to have on-hand in the case of an emergency. This could be anything from spare batteries for flashlights to small snacks. Just like the emergency plan, autumn is good time to restock the emergency kit if necessary.
When it comes to protecting your family, you want a company you can trust. Following these tips should help your family's security in the autumn. If you're ready to take your home security to the next level, contact us now.