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Why Summer Is the Best Season to Update Your Home’s Security System

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Why Summer Is the Best Season to Update Your Home’s Security System

Summertime; might be coming to end and kids, are returning to school. It's also probably safe to say that improving the security of your home isn't on the top of your list, and who could blame you?

The summer provides an ideal opportunity to protect the people you most hold dear. The safety of your loved ones is probably the single most important thing in the world to you, so devoting a little bit of time to that end this summer is most worthwhile.

Here are a few tips that will help enhance your home’s security system and keep your family safe.

Add More Sensors In and Around Your House

Your home security system may already have motion detection technology that will trigger an alarm when it detects movement when armed. Many systems, however, do not provide sufficient coverage of all areas where an intruder may break in. By adding additional sensors in those blind spots inside your home, you will ensure that a burglar cannot go undetected.

For the outside of your home, the addition of security lighting equipped with motion sensors can be an excellent deterrent to intruders. These bright lights instantly turn on when someone approaches, making it tough for them to go unnoticed if they are trying to gain access.

Fix Noticeable Signs of Wear And Tear

Your home's security system is just one part of a larger network that protects the safety of your home. If you place all of your faith in a single component, you're allowing a burglar to devote all his attention to circumventing that one piece, making it easier to gain access.

A well-maintained and up-to-date home can suggest to potential intruders that every component of the overall security network protecting the home is in place and functioning optimally.

You can achieve this by looking for signs of wear and tear around your home and addressing them right away. Check for warping or mold around doors, rust or other damage on locks and make sure all of your doors and windows are equipped with what is needed to foil any attempt to gain access.

Your Home Safety Plan

It is one of the most vital tools that will help protect your family. A home safety plan is a guide of what to do in the event of an emergency in your home. Your plan should include specific instructions on what to do in case of a fire, a burglary, or a natural disaster such as a hurricane.

You should map out clearly defined escape routes to ensure that everyone can get out of the house safely. May be useful to draw color-coded maps that they can keep so that they will be more familiar with them.

Your plan should include designated places inside and outside where everyone should gather in the event of an emergency. It is best to use a room that is as close to ground level as possible and without windows for your indoor gathering area. Your outside meeting place should be at a safe distance from the home and used in emergencies where evacuation is required.

When you have completed your family safety plan, and everyone is familiar with it, it's time to put it to the test. Have a practice run or two to make sure that everyone knows exactly what to do and that the plan works well. You may also want to have a surprise drill at night to make sure that it goes off as expected despite heightened adrenaline levels.

At C&D Plumbing in Fort Lauderdale, FL, the safety and security of your home and family are important to us. Call us at (954) 758-8169 for any plumbing information and expert advice.