Is Your Home Secured For The Autumn
October 10th, 2019
As the temps drop, fall brings with it plenty of colorful leaves, comfortable weather, great food, and more. But, as most in the Austin area know, it also brings some security concerns that you’ll need to consider as well. If you’ve never thought about the risks and the steps you need to take to make sure your property is protected, keep reading to learn more about how to make sure your home’s security system is up to par for this coming fall.
Kids returning to school means that your family’s schedule will be more complex. If your children are involved in sports, this is even more apparent. Whether it’s the family staying out for a sports event or making sure that your kids return home from school and are safe until you get home from work, the right steps are a must.
Investing in a security system is a good step here. Not only will a security system help protect you from potential security risks, but it can make it easier to keep an eye on your home and your kids when you’re not there.
Believe it or not, landscaping plays a huge role in whether or not a thief decides to target your home. Overgrown shrubbery is a perfect hiding place, and when shrubbery is directly in front of windows it lets a thief hide easily as they break in. Because of this, you’ll want to keep some landscaping tips in mind:
- Avoid landscaping that blogs the view of your doors and windows from the road or neighbors
- Trim shrubs and bushes if they’re in front of windows to keep your property safe.
- Remove dead plants from around the house.
- Use thorny plants like rose bushes to make sure that thieves won’t hide there.
Always consider your landscaping when taking steps to increase security at your home.
Be sure to take steps to keep your family safe from issues like carbon monoxide poisoning. Leaking furnaces or problems with your heaters could fill the home with carbon monoxide. Today’s security systems actually include carbon monoxide detectors, and you can also install additional alarms to make sure your family is protected.
The bottom line here is that in every case, adding the right security system will be a key element in keeping your home and your family safe and protected this fall. A small investment in a good security system can protect you from break ins as well as other safety issues like fires, carbon monoxide, and any other risk that comes along with the drop in temperature as the fall rolls in.
Getting The Right System
Installing the right security system is the foundation on which you build the rest of your security steps. As such, it’s vital that you have the right system installed. If you’re looking for a system that will work for your needs, our team is here to help. We’ve been providing security systems to the Austin area for years. Contact us today to learn more and get your initial consultation.