Why You Should Do a Home Risk Assessment and Identify the Vulnerabilities in Your Home
There are so many risks present in a home, and we don’t see them for what they are. So, instead of simply calling a home security firm and telling them you want a security system, you should first have them conduct a risk assessment of your property.
A home risk assessment considers much more than just the weak areas of your building. It’s a comprehensive assessment of the safety and security needs of your family based on the facilities at hand.
Here’s a quick run-through of some of the areas we consider when looking at a home risk assessment.
Are you set up to safeguard against intruders?
Assessment of the physical infrastructure starts with assessing any weak spots in your home. This includes broken windows, locks, etc. where intruders can easily gain access to your home.
Can you handle the threat of a fire?
Fire hazards can take your home or your life. We assess for the integration of life safety equipment as well as smoke detectors to protect you and your property in the event of a fire.
What would happen if there’s a flood?
Flood sensors installed at the right locations can protect you from thousands of dollars in damages. So, an assessment should include flood risk.
Is your family protected from the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning?
As an odorless, tasteless, and invisible gas, carbon monoxide is dangerous to families. A risk assessment looks at the ideal placement and types of CO detectors necessary to protect your family.
Are you using home automation tools to your advantage?
You may think that automation tools are a luxury. But, they can make your life and that of your family much more comfortable. Plus, they are now essential parts of home security.
What are the unique requirements of your home?
The layout of your home internally, and its position in relation to your neighbors’ houses are important. They impact the type of security system recommended and how the system is installed.
What’s next for your Home Risk Assessment?
As you can see, a lot goes into conducting a home risk assessment. If you want to ensure it’s done right, contact a reputable security company.
At ATP Alarms, we take pride in the work we do to protect our residential customers. Contact us for a home risk assessment and help put your mind at ease about your home and family’s protection.