Are You Ready for Summer?
Our Summer Security Prep Tips for a Safe Home
With Memorial Day gone, it’s officially summer. So, it’s time to start preparing for summer. One of those critical prep areas is security. These are our summer security prep tips for a safe home.
Get started as early as possible. Where you need help, give ATP Alarms a quick call.
4 safety tips to prep your home for summer
1. Check your security systems
Make sure your home security systems are in excellent condition. Check your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Ensure that the batteries and the detectors are working. If you need them changed out, then contact your security company.
Also, ensure that your security system is using the most advanced options available from your security company.
2. Improve your energy efficiency
Summers are hot and getting hotter every year. To keep your cooling costs down, you should invest in a smart thermostat. You can pre-program the thermostat to the ideal temperature when you’re home and have it increase to a higher temperature when no one is home. This saves you more in energy costs.
Also consider installing a remote-controlled ceiling fan, automatic LED lights, and other energy saving gadgets and systems in your home.
3. Improve your home security
Have you installed an intelligent alarm keypad? What about a monitored system with quality two-way voice monitoring? If your system currently doesn’t have these, then consider improving your home security with a better alarm keypad before summer.
4. Prepare to protect your home while on vacation
It’s expected that a lot of families will be traveling during the summer. We know the recommended solution is not to tell anyone that you’re off on vacation. But let’s face it, in this technological age, it’s hard to prevent this when most people post pictures and videos live from their trips.
So, if you can’t keep your vacation plans under wraps, here is a solution – use the technology to help protect your home instead.
Install a security system that you can monitor from your phone or tablet anywhere in the world. Get a monitored security system that has a company ready to send support and critical services if there is a break-in or fire at your home. Watch your home while you’re away with a video surveillance system. Use automated lights to make it look like someone is home.
These are just a few of the technological solutions at your fingertips to protect your home this summer.
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Contact ATP Alarms to help you get ready for summer. Let’s make sure it’s one of your safest summers yet.