Leaving your kids home alone is never easy, as you’re always concerned about their safety. However, there are some simple steps you can take to keep them safe and ease your mind.
With the holiday season just around the corner, we wanted to point out 4 ways a Christmas tree can pose a fire risk in your home.Your home security is our priority.
In anticipation of Hurricane Matthew hitting the Florida coast, our team at J&J Security would like to share some hurricane preparedness tips to keep your home and family safe.
A 24-hour emergency response system is beneficial to people of all ages, specifically to seniors who live independently. In the event that a person should fall or other accident happen, it is easier for one to access help through just the push of a button rather than try to reach the phone, potentially causing more damage if any injuries are serious.
In 2014, more than 8.2 million property crime offenses occurred throughout the U.S., resulting in estimated losses of $14.3 billion (FBI’s Uniform Crime Report). In 2015, Florida ranked #6 out of all 50 states (Statistica.com), with Orlando and St. Petersburg ranking #1 and #5 for the top 10 midsize southern cities with the highest property crime rates (FBI’sUniform Crime Report). Understanding these facts, J&J Security Services is determined to help Central Floridians keep their homes and offices safe by publishing free weekly valuable tips, tools and resources.
In the United States burglaries are happening every 15 seconds. Being proactive to help keep your home and loved ones safe is a must in today’s times. People sometimes think of burglars coming into homes late at night, wearing black to avoid being seen. However the majority of burglaries happen when the sun is shining bright…usually between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. when people are likely to be away from their homes. Making your home appear occupied even when you are not there can decrease your chance of your home being targeted.
- Use automatic timers for lights to go on and off when you are away from home.
- If you will be away for an extended period of time have someone you know and trust pick up your mail and newspapers so they aren’t piling up.
- Don’t forget to ask a neighbor to put out your trash can on trash days.
- Turn your phone ringer done when you are away and if possible have calls to your home phone forwarded to your cell phone when you are gone. Burglars sometimes call a home first to see if someone is there.
- Do not post about upcoming vacations on social media or post pictures of your vacation while you are away.
- Always keep your car parked in the garage to avoid a potential burglar noticing the times you are home and the times you are away.
- Consider a doorbell that has a built in camera and contacts you on your phone when someone is ringing the bell.
- Did you know installing a monitored security system doesn’t just help catch criminals but also decreases your chances of being burglarized in the first place? Homes without alarm systems are targeted more often than homes with systems.
What makes Carbon Monoxide scary to most is that it cannot be detected by sight, smell or taste. Carbon Monoxide poisoning can result in severe side effects and death. What is reassuring is that carbon monoxide alarms can easily be added to your home and help save lives. Here are some other tips in regards to carbon monoxide:
- Make sure you have a carbon monoxide alarm on every level of your home, especially near bedrooms. Also don’t forget to test them regularly.
- Don’t warm a vehicle in the garage…EVEN if you open the garage doors. ALWAYS remove it from the garage if the engine will be running.
- Make sure vents for the dryer, stove, fireplace, etc. are clear of snow and other types of debris.
- Never use a grill inside your home or garage or even near a window.
- Carbon monoxide detectors do NOT replace smoke alarm or vice-versa. However combination alarms are available.
- If your carbon monoxide alarm goes off, go outside immediately and wait for emergency personnel to arrive.