When the kids are back in school, Indy parents try to juggle so many things at once that home security might fall to the wayside. What parents need is a list to make sure they’ve covered all the essentials in making their home safe and secure for their loved ones. That’s why we put together this back to school checklist for home security.
Test The Smoke Alarms
Smoke alarms are one of the first signals that a fire is breaking out. You’ll want to make sure each one is properly functioning. Here’s how to test your smoke detector. No one wants to be caught in an emergency where the smoke alarm is faulty or has no batteries. We recommend testing them on a monthly basis.
Check Exterior Security Cameras
If you have security cameras on the outside parameter of your house, this is a good time to check that they’re not covered by any debris or branches. A security camera can only go so far in keeping tabs on what’s happening in your house when its field of vision is obstructed. Take this chance to also consider adding more cameras to cover all the gaps in your surveillance.
Set Up Auto Lights, Locks, Temperature
DId you know that a home automation app like Total Connect could turn off your lights when you’re not home? It can also lock all the external doors at night - and reduce the temperature so you can save money on your energy bills. That’s the power of home automation.
Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Carbon monoxide is a fatal, odorless gas that can be a real danger in a home without CO detectors. Homes in Indy are recommended to have a detector in the garage, in the basement, and on every floor. This way, you have your loved ones covered wherever they may be in the house. Read more about where to install CO detectors.
Review Your Fire Escape Plan
A fire escape plan makes sure that everyone in the house is on the same page in case a fire breaks out. From choosing a meeting place to practicing getting out of the house, you and your kids need to be ready to react to a fire emergency. Follow these 10 must do’s for your indy home’s fire escape plan.
Back to School = Back to Safety
Now, your home is safe and secure this back to school season whether you and the kids are home or away! To find out what your Indianapolis home needs to be completely secure, take this quick assessment.