This year, we all strive for a peaceful holiday season. That includes taking extra steps to protect ourselves and loved ones and keep things cheery and bright.
To help you check off your holiday to-do’s, we’ve put together a list of three easy tips to help keep your home safe and secure, and allow everyone to focus on the merriment of this time of year.
1. Begin with surveillance
Two out of three homeowners say they worry about burglaries more during the holidays. Luckily, there are a variety of ways to deter criminals. One of the most useful – and visible – deterrents are security cameras. Using cameras sends a clear message to potential burglars, and with advanced Video Analytics from Alarm.com, you can be always in-the-know of who or what is at your doorstep.
Integrating automatic lights that turn on when motion is sensed is also a great idea. ASI can help with installing and setting up all these systems, all you need to do is reach out!
2. Reach out to neighbors
Now is the perfect time to chat up your neighbors and establish a local neighborhood watch in your area. When you keep an eye out for one another, your homes will be safer too.
Digital tools make it easy to connect with others, even when you can’t talk face-to-face. If you see anything suspicious, notify your neighbors by using an email chain or utilizing social media features, like a Facebook group.
3. Get cozy, but watch the burning candles
Decorating and creating festive goods for the holidays is always a treat, but they bring additional fire risks. Make smart choices when placing candles, lighting the fireplace, and be sure to replace any loose or broken bulbs or wiring on your string lights. Keep an eye on your kitchen as well. According to the NFPA, home cooking fires cost over $1.2 billion in property damage every year.
Did you know that your smoke alarms should be replaced at least every ten years? Regular testing and inspection can ensure your smoke alarms are functioning properly. A professionally monitored security system from All Systems Integrated will be your best bet if a house fire should occur. Even if you’re away from home, the system will alert all listed emergency contacts and the fire department on your behalf if a true fire has occurred. This is even more crucial if kids or pets are left home alone at any time, day or night.
Looking for more home safety tips? Reach out to us and we’d be happy to go over any questions or concerns you may have with the security of your home. We provide free estimates to all customers looking to upgrade or install a new system in their house.
Now is the time to invest in your family’s well being. We’ll be with you every step of the way. Give us a call or email us today.