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Start The New Year With A Home Safety & Security Checklist

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motion-detector-lights-outside-of-homeCreating A Home Safety And Security Checklist

Keeping your home safe isn’t something that happens on its own. It takes a proactive approach to keep things lined up and in order, so your home is as safe as possible. You never want anything to happen to your family and creating a home safety and security checklist and then following through by checking things on a regular basis is a big part of that. Here are some things you will definitely want to place on your checklist, but don’t stop here. Add other items you feel are important as well. Start 2019 right with these safety and security tips!

Change Smoke Detector Batteries

This is something everyone knows they should do, but many homeowners simply wait until the detectors start beeping to tell them they are in need of new batteries. And that always happens in the middle of the night, right? Changing the batteries helps you avoid that annoyance and allows you to get a good night of sleep as well. Change them every six months to ensure they are still working.

Check Carbon Monoxide Detectors

If you have carbon monoxide detectors (and you should), change their batteries at the same time as your smoke detector checks. You will also want to test the devices to ensure they are still working. Your owner’s manuals will tell you how to run tests to make sure these devices will protect you in the event of a fire or carbon monoxide leak.

Test Alarm System

If you have an alarm system on your house, make sure it is working properly with regular tests. Setting the alarm won’t give you peace of mind unless you know the system is working. Ask the professionals from the alarm company how to run tests or have someone come out and check things over for you regularly.

Check Door And Window Locks

Windows and doors age and things can go wrong with them, just like anything else. If you have a lock that sticks open and doesn’t shut with ease, you’ll want to fix that sooner rather than later. If you have a door that looks locked, but opens with ease, that needs to be addresses as well.

Test Motion Lights

Motion sensor lights are a great deterrent as they turn on when they sense motion. They will turn possible intruders away because they don’t want to be seen. But that only works well if the lights work well. Go out when it gets dark and walk around and see if they turn on as they should.

Home Safety And Security Is Important To Your Family

Run these tests and checks on a regular basis and then, if anything is amiss, address it right away so you have the peace of mind that your home is as safe and secure as possible. If you don’t have an alarm system motion sensor lights, or other safety features on your home, but you want to look into adding them, contact the specialists at Moore Protection to get information on the options.

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