Home Safety Tips You Can Do This Weekend

Here at Hunton, we strive to live safely at work and at home every day.

Check out these tips below
  • Check your smoke alarm. This is home safety 101, replace them if they are old and get new batteries.
  • Ensure medications, as well as supplements, are locked away.
  • Install a smart doorbell. Home security options are ever-expanding. If you want to add a quick layer of protecting your home look at a video doorbell, here are some ideas.
  • Install motion-activated lights. These lights can deter someone from coming onto your property or alert you when someone does so.
  • Install a security system or security cameras. There are plenty of options outside of ADT and the other big companies for installing a security system.
  • Install a carbon monoxide alarm. Carbon monoxide is a silent killer.
  • Place a bar or piece of wood on the track of any sliding door.
  • Do not hide a spare key under the welcome mat. There are many unique ways to properly hide a key as well as products that can assist you in smarter ways.
  • Remove family stickers or other identifying information from cars. This information can be useful to someone who wants to burglarize a home.
  • Do not allow mail to pile up when you’re away.
  • Keep an emergency kit in the house. Here are some samples from Ready.gov.
  • Invest in a generator. Generators can be a literal lifesaver when the power goes out for an extended period.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher in your house.
  • Have your water assessed. Do you know where your water comes from?
  • Take a first aid and CPR class. Organizations like the Red Cross have training classes across the Houston area that can help prepare you.
  • Have a plan. Have a plan and train your family on it when it comes to responding to an emergency.

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