Football, hayrides and warm drinks by the fireplace are some of the simple pleasures of autumn. While winter is still a month away, it’s definitely time to settle in and enjoy your fireplace. But be aware, heating equipment, including fireplaces and woodstoves, are some of the leading causes of home fire deaths in this country.
Know what to do if a fire breaks out in your home is key to keeping your family safe. This message was recently echoed by President Joseph R. Biden, who urged everyone to learn about fire safety. “ I call on all Americans to educate themselves about fire prevention and safety and recommit
“LEARN THE SOUNDS OF FIRE SAFETY” Sunday, October 3 marks the beginning of Fire Prevention Week. This year’s campaign aims to educate people about the different sounds made by smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors. Sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for nearly 100 years, this year’s message is simple but strategic.
PERHAPS YOUR HOME HAS A PEST PROBLEM! Smoke detectors are invaluable in keeping your family safe in the event of a fire. But sometimes a smoke detector can activate even though there isn’t a smoke or fire trigger. Most false alarms occur when a spider or insect makes a home in the device. A buildup
The following are some of the most frequently asked storm-related questions we receive at Delco Alarm Systems. How to stop the beeping The sound coming from the keypad is there to let you know that your system has a trouble condition. There are various methods to stop the sound, each depending on the manufacturer of
As the summer winds down and the kids go back to school, now may be the time for a home security checkup. Alarm Systems The best way to secure your home is with an alarm system. Anytime you leave your house empty – to go to work, go on vacation or even run errands
As peak hurricane season approaches, property owners should have plans in place should a dangerous storm approach. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting 2021 to be an above-normal hurricane season. “Now is the time for communities along the coastline as well as inland to get prepared for the dangers that hurricanes can
Stay Safe When Parking As drivers, we take to the road carefully, stay alert and look for improved safety features in our vehicles. But a frequently overlooked safety issue can be one of the most dangerous parts of driving: using parking lots and garages. Robberies, carjacking’s, kidnapping and assaults in parking facilities are increasingly common.
A home security system can be a critical component in keeping your home and loved ones safe and secure. Over the years, such systems likely included sensors on your doors and windows, motion detectors and smoke detectors. As security systems evolved, cameras and smart phone features were added. Now, homeowners can protect against water leaks
Improving the landscaping around your home will increase its curb appeal, but will it make it more secure? ELIMINATING HIDING PLACES Although a yard with lush foliage and flowers is appealing, too much of a good thing or plantings in the wrong location provide the perfect hiding spot for burglars. Shrubs and trees near ground-level