Earlier this month we shared three reasons to update your home’s security system prior to selling. Now we’ll discuss moving into the home of your dreams. You’ve got the white picket fence, beautifully landscaped flower beds, and the big grassy backyard perfect for kids and a dog. Everything is in place for you to begin the rest of your life. Or is it? Read more
If your home’s on the market, you’re likely exhausted from rushing around re-painting the spare bedroom, upgrading the kitchen counter or retiling the bathroom shower. The good news is, there’s no better time than Spring to sell your home and the best two-week window is the first half of May. In fact, U.S. homes listed in the May 1-15 period generally sell almost two weeks faster than the average listing in the year. If that’s not incentive enough, the negotiated price is $2,400 more, on average. Read more
While your family sleeps, he slinks about, leaving candy and toys in pastel colors beneath cellophane wrapping. Then his furry feet pad out of your door again, with no trace of his being there. But with more families concerned about protecting themselves from home invaders, is it a matter of time before our beloved Easter Bunny finds himself captured under the bright lights and blaring sound of your home security system? Read more
Often called the “silent killer,” carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that can be fatal in high concentrations. Every year, more than 400 people in the United States die from accidental non-fire related CO poisoning, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of burning oil, gas, wood, coal, pellets and kerosene. The only way to tell that carbon monoxide is present is to have a working CO alarm. At lower concentrations, victims may experience such symptoms as a headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, chest pain and confusion.
All of us at American Alarm would like to wish our readers a pleasant and prosperous 2018. One thing we have been proud of in 2017 is providing our readers with solid, informative security related content throughout the year.
Here are some of our favorite stories from the past year. We hope you continue reading to stay abreast of best security practices for 2018. Read more
Nearly 90% of seniors want to remain in their own homes as they age because they’re healthier, wealthier, and they expect to work into their 70s or even longer.
As people get older, they still face issues such as failing eyesight, reduced mobility and declining strength.
Now, though, smart home technologies, such as sensors, voice activation, GPS, Bluetooth, and cellular connectivity, enable older adults to stay in their homes longer and continue to lead independent lives. Read more
Learn the top 5 questions that everyone should ask, when searching for the right Medical Alert System for their loved ones.
Learn how to better protect both your home and business from environmental hazards such as floods, carbon monoxide/toxic gasses and extreme weather conditions.
Your pets are an important part of your family and as a pet owner your responsibility is to keep them safe.
It’s easy to take care of Rover and Fluffy when you’re home, but what happens when you’re at work, or away from the house?
Here are some tips to help you keep your furry friends safe, secure and happy when you can’t be home with them.
- Install a home security system that includes video surveillance with remote video access so you can log in and check on your pets from any computer, smartphone, or other mobile device with Internet access. In addition, your burglar alarm system can be designed with pets in mind, so that dogs or cats don’t cause false alarms.
Your most important job as a parent is protecting your children. The fact is that as they get older you’re not always going to be with them to keep them out of harm’s way.
However, you can help make sure they’re safe when they’re home alone by talking to them about home security and what to do in an emergency.
Here are some important home security tips to teach your children:
- Teach them how to operate your home security system – You should begin by teaching your children the basics, such as how to arm and disarm the system as well as how to tell the difference between the different alerts. You and your children should work together to determine an arm/disarm code for your alarm system that they’ll remember. It’s very important to let them know they shouldn’t share the code with anyone else.