You can never be too careful when it comes to the safety and security of your home and loved ones; below you will find some security tips that will help keep your home and the people you love safe:

  1. Have the locks and keys of your home updated every few years; old locks can easily be tampered with.
  2. Installing Security Cameras. Even just the site of a security camera can entice potential burglars to move onto a different house.
  3. Be sure to clean you smoke and carbon monoxide detectors; dust and dirt can hinder sensors!!
  4. When purchasing or remodeling your home, make sure you select a fire resistant roofing material and be sure to change the locks!
  5. How secure is your mailbox? You should have a locked mailbox installed in your home, just to keep your mail from being tampered with; you should also never leave outgoing mail in your mailbox, especially if it has personal information, like account numbers and social security numbers.
  6. If you’re going on vacation, and leaving your home unattended, you should lower the volume your home phone’s ringer so you don’t tip off burglars!
  7. Never leave notes on your door to service or repairmen, notifying them that the door is unlocked; this is a huge tip off to burglars!
  8. Do no use indoor extension cords outside, it is a fire hazard! Extension cords will usually indicate out/inside usage!
  9. If your power ever goes out, place all food in the freezer; a full freezer can keep food fresh for up to 48 hours.
  10. You should have an interconnected smoke alarm system; when one smoke alarm goes off, they all do. This will help notify everyone in the house, it is especially useful during sleeping hours.
  11. Do not recharge non-rechargeable batteries; if you attempt to do this, the battery could explode.
  12. Do not leave oily rags hanging around, as they can combust even if they aren’t near fire; hang them up to dry and once dried, throw them away in a metal trash can with a lid.

For more information on how to keep your home safe from burglars, fires and other life threatening circumstances, please give Secure Lock and Alarm a call at 978-927-6400.