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5 Ways Indy Moms Keep Their Homes Safe & Secure

05/04/2015
5 Ways Moms Keep Their Indy Homes Secure

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You want to protect your kids no matter what. When it comes to your home, you have baby-proofed, disinfected, and removed all choking hazards from their reach. Now, you want to know what you can do to keep your house in Indianapolis safe from fire and theft.

Here are 5 ways Indy moms have been keeping their homes safe and secure.

1. Security Cameras

An outdoor camera gives a potential burglar the hint. If they spot it, they are more likely to think twice before breaking into your house. You’ll want to place outdoor cameras in discreet places on the external periphery of your home. This way the camera is not a glaring feature, yet it can record any suspicious activity.

Indoor security cameras allow you to record criminal actions as they happen inside your home. This is helpful to the police as they identify the thief and attempt to restore your belongings.

Find out the different types of security cameras and how they can best keep your home safe.

2. Remote Services

What if I told you you can get live stream footage of the burglary that’s happening at your house straight to your smartphone? With remote services like Total Connect, you can connect wireless security cameras to your security system and keep an eye on your house from anywhere. You can even look in on your kids, pets, and elderly parents.

3. Smoke Alarms

Your first line of defense against a fire is the smoke alarm. It can detect the fire as it starts and can alert an Indianapolis fire department on your behalf. If you’re not home to watch the kids, monitored smoke alarms offer protection for unattended fire breakouts.

You’ll want to test the smoke alarm on a regular basis to make sure it’s functioning properly. If your kids complain about it beeping, here are 5 reasons why and how to stop the noise.

4. Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon monoxide is a dangerous gas. You probably already know that it’s a silent poisonous killer. You’ll want to place carbon monoxide detectors in the basement, the garage, and other areas where the gas might leak. Find out where best to install CO detectors in your home.

5. Fire Escape Plan

If a fire did break out in your house, the first thing your kids will do is call out your name. You’ll want to be ready to assess and handle the situation in a blink. The best way to prepare for a fire emergency is to have a fire escape plan. This way, you and your family will know exactly what to do in that scenario.

Now, your home is safe and secure for you and your family. To find out what your Indianapolis home needs to be completely secure, take this quick assessment.