If there is one aspect of life that has yet to be controlled by science and technology, it is Mother Nature. Mother Nature has a way of entering a territory with a bang and leaving devastation in its wake. She cannot be controlled and she is generally unpredictable. Uncontainable phenomenon such as Hurricane Katrina, of 2005, which destroyed parts of the Mississippi and Louisiana areas and Hurricane Andrew of 1992, which devastated the southeast Florida coast are just examples of her formidability. Hurricane Sandy left much of the east coast, including Pennsylvania in ruins and without power; some areas, for months.
During these periods of darkness, burglaries as well as other unmentionable happenings, occurred. These hurricanes and storms have ravaged the land like no other, but luckily storms of this magnitude are rare. However, smaller storms can create similar smaller-scale havoc, but if prepared, you can continue to protect your family, home, business and personal belongings with the help of an eminent Delco Alarm security system.
It is important to stay up-to-date on the latest weather news, especially during winter months. It doesn’t mean that you have to watch the weather channel 24/7, but it would be ideal to get a weather app with a notification feature that keeps you apprised as to any important developments. Standard security systems generally come with a weather alert system. It helps your service provider keep abreast to your environment. Make sure your security system is always functional.
Time to Fine Tune Your Security System
As the winter months approach, it’s a good idea to begin minor winterizing of your home. Where the first step for most is to have the chimney and/or furnace inspected it is also important to ensure your home security is in working order. In the event of a power outage having a functional and maintained fireplace to act as a secondary heating and lighting source will prove beneficial, as well as covering windows with plastic to help isolate the home and keep heat in and cold weather out. Some will caulk and weather strip doors as a means of safety. Although these steps are important, they will not protect your home from outside assailants. With general home maintenance covered, its important to remember the security of your home as well.
Contact your security provider and have your system checked or see a few tips we mentioned here. If you already have an alarm system installed, inquire information on blackouts and the options available with your service package. If you do not have a security system in place, or you have a severely outdated system, contact Delco Alarm for the latest in security options, products and upgrades. Does your current system have the capability of working on a generator or backup battery system? If so, is your system up-to-date enough to implement such? These are important questions that your security specialist can easily answer for you.
Investing in a reliable monitoring service is key as well. Quality home and business security monitoring services may guarantee 24/7 uptime, even in the event of a power outage. This means that you’ll continue to receive reliable and responsive monitoring to protect your home from intrusion, theft and vandalism.
Delco Alarm can ensure that your system is well equipped for any potential winter storm and possible black outs. Contact them today!
If you have any questions about residential or commercial alarm systems, don’t hesitate to call Delco Alarm at 610-459-0800. Delco Alarm is based out of Aston, PA and provides service to the tri-state area including West Chester, Aston, Media, Chadds Ford, Chester, Kennett Square, Newtown Square, Glen Mills, Malvern, Exton, Downingtown, Philadelphia, Wilmington, DE and New Jersey.