Reasons to invest time and money into making your home safer go way beyond the impending burglar. What about natural disasters like floods, fires, and so on? Step up your security game with these tried and true tips and tricks.
1. Replace Your Batteries
Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors need to have their batteries replaced at the very least once per year, if not more often. Additionally, it is advised that alarms be replaced every ten years. Test your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors with your family once a month to ensure everything is in good working order, and a great way to remember when to change their batteries is each time you change the clocks for daylight savings.
2. Check Your Exterior Lights
Make sure all of your outdoor lighting fixtures are working, including your motion lights and flood lights. Replace the bulbs with energy efficient LED light bulbs that will last longer. Also, make sure that all of the shadowy parts of your property are properly illuminated, as well as all of the home’s entrances.
3. Examine the Condition of Electrical Wires
Damaged electrical cords of any kind are a fire hazard, point blank. Check every wire and cord in your home to make sure there are no frayed edges or electrical shorts. Replace where necessary. This includes power adapters, surge protectors, and extension wires.
4. Check Your Locks
Make sure all your deadbolts and locks are full functional. You must install new locks if the existing lock’s integrity is questionable. Be sure to not forget about the lock on the door that connects your garage to your home.
All of the above advice can be taken care of in just one weekend. Most importantly, for homeowners in Queensland, installing an alarm system and home security system with 24/7 monitoring is your best bet for keeping everything protected. Coffeyco Security will take care of the rest.