Many people like to do the review of the security on their home as the seasons change. They use this as sort of a marker so they won’t forget. Others prefer to do it when they are going to be doing a major cleaning such as in the spring and fall.
No matter when you decide to do your home security review make sure that you do it at least twice a year and that you do a thorough job.
When you are thinking about the security, keep in mind that it isn’t just intruders or robbers that you need to be concerned about. There are several other potential threats that you want to safe guard against.
Starting with the intruder and theft protection you want to check the status of your doors and windows. Make sure the locks work well on all of them. Replace them if necessary. If you live in a high crime area then you may want to take additional security steps like reinforcing the structure of the door and using handsome looking security bars on the window. These not only beef up your security but they enhance the decor.
Next think about the fire and smoke protection. Make sure you have quality alarms in place. Also make sure you have enough of them for good protection and that the batteries have been changes. Plus, make sure you have installed them properly and in the right locations.
Take a close look at the safety concerns regarding the older family members. Are they living in a safe and secure environment? Is there an intercom system that they can use instead of having to answer the door when nobody is home?
Do you need to consider a medical alert system for the older family members. This is a device they can access to so they can call for help in the case of an emergency.
The next thing you want to be sure of is that entire family is well aware of the security measures that are in place and what their responsibility is. Everyone should be aware of an escape route in the case of fire. The kids should know not to reveal the pass codes for your security system. They should also get into the habit of arming the alarm appropriately both when away from home and when at home.
Don’t forget to inspect your security system to ensure it is in good order. If you don;t have a system yet then you may want to contact the security professionals at Pre-lock to help you with this.
Once you develop a pattern for your Toronto security housekeeping it will become a good habit and how you keep you and your family safe.