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6 Thanksgiving Safety Tips from Custom Security Systems

6 Thanksgiving Safety Tips from Custom Security Systems

Nothing puts a damper on a Holiday meal like a visit from first responders. To avoid fires and injuries, it is important to put safety measures in place before guests arrive! And don’t worry—these don’t add extra stress to your day or pull you away from guests. These simple Holiday safety tips from Custom Security Systems are just what you need for a stress-free and emergency-free holiday!

Six Holiday Safety Tips For Your Thanksgiving

Don’t let a fire or other safety hazard steal the joy from your holiday season. With just a little extra precaution, you can keep your holiday events running smoothly and without a visit from the fire department. And with the help of our home security and fire alarm systems from Custom Security Systems, you can feel even more secure during the holiday season. These safety tips from a trusted home security company can help to keep your family and holiday plans free from emergencies!

1. Don’t Leave Your Stove Top Unattended

Spending time with company is one of the many joys of Holiday. But, don’t forget about items on your stove or in the oven while you’re busy catching up! Not only could your dish burn, but it can also become a potential fire hazard. Something as simple as setting a timer on your phone or your Amazon Alexa can do the trick. If you still have dishes to prepare after your company arrives, make sure that you or another adult is free to keep an eye on your cooking. And don’t forget to turn off all burners after you’ve finished cooking!

2. Keep Children Away from the Stove and Cooking Utensils

In the midst of holiday excitement, curious children may wander into dangerous situations. Make sure to keep all possible hazards away from roaming hands. Keep handles of skillets and pans turned to the side out of reach. If possible, keep all pots on the back burners of your stove to keep them even further away from small children. And, make sure that an adult is monitoring your pots, pans, utensils, and appliances at all times. 

3. Keep Lit Candles in Rooms with Supervision

Fall scents can add to the holiday ambiance, but don’t let a candle go unsupervised! Light candles in rooms where your company will gather. Not only will they get to enjoy the pleasant scent of the candle, but they will also notice if the candle falls, breaks, or ignites other materials in the room. And as with other breakable, sharp, or flammable materials, make sure to set candles out of reach of children. Consider flameless candles as a safe alternative.

4. Test Your Fire Alarms to Make Sure They Are Working

Our home fire system can protect your family from fires and carbon monoxide when you’re home or away! If an emergency strikes, we alert your local fire department for fast assistance. Just make sure that your detector is working. When in doubt, switching to a set of fresh batteries is never a bad idea. 

5. Clean Your Oven Before Cooking

Cleaning out any grease or charcoal in your oven doesn’t just prevent unwanted smells from wafting throughout your home. The extra prep can also prevent house fires! Food particles and oil can ignite with the heat in your oven. This can quickly grow out of hand, especially if you are not keeping an eye on your oven. With a little pre-cleaning, you can avoid dangerous fires. And don’t forget to keep an eye on the food in your oven in case any food spills over.

Along with cleaning your oven, make sure that your floor is clear of any items that could cause trips or slips. Area rugs, loose floorboards, or wet spots can be dangerous for those in your house. Keep toys and bags out of walkways to avoid falling. This also makes it easier to vacate the house in case of an emergency!

6. Keep a Fire Extinguisher, Just in Case

It never hurts to have a fire extinguisher on hand. Class B fire extinguishers can be safely used in the kitchen on flammable liquids, like kitchen grease. Keep this stored under your kitchen sink or in your closet for easy access in case of an emergency. And, check your extinguisher monthly to ensure it is still up to date and pressurized. If a kitchen fire breaks out, pull the pin in your extinguisher, aim the nozzle at the fire, and slowly squeeze the level to spray. Move side to side in sweeping motions to catch all of the flames. 

But remember: If you attempt to fight the fire, make sure that all other occupants are quickly making their way out of the house. And, make sure that you have a clear path to exit as swiftly as possible. If your fire cannot be controlled, vacate the premises immediately and contact your fire department. Close the door to your oven if this is where the fire is, and close the door to your home to keep the flames from spreading.

Contact Custom Security Systems For an Added Layer of Safety

These Holiday cooking and safety tips can help to protect you and your loved ones this holiday season. For extra safety, get in touch with Custom Security Systems for integrated home security and fire systems! Call us today at 225-927-5535 for a free quote. With our smart systems, you can keep an eye on your home while out of town or rest easy knowing that our 24/7 monitoring services are keeping you safe from fires, home invasion, and more. Contact us today to find the right security systems for your home!

Hurricane season is coming! See how you can better prepare your home and home security system with Custom Security.

Prepare Your Home Security System for Hurricanes!

We’re getting deeper and deeper into the storm season, and everyone is getting ready with sandbags, food stocking, and more. But there’s more that you should do to prepare for the upcoming weather. A good home security system can help keep you safer and more aware during a hurricane! But how? Find out what our home security system can do for you and schedule your setup today.

No Power? No Problem!

One of the biggest concerns when it comes to strong storms is power outages. And when it happens, wouldn’t your home security system go out as well? This isn’t so with systems from Custom Security! In the event that your power goes out, your security system uses a backup battery to continue the job. Most batteries last about 24 hours, so it would be helpful to have extra on hand, just in case. Once power is restored, the battery recharges. Not sure how to change the battery? Take a look at this helpful YouTube video to better understand and be ready just in case the power goes out. 

But there are other ways to be prepared with a power-related emergency. For example, you can set up your security system mobile app to alert you to power outages and restorals. This is best for the moments that you aren’t in town and can’t tell until later. Then you can send someone over to make arrangements for moving pets and perishable items.

We also suggest you add a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) for your camera system. This gives you about 20 minutes of power, so your DVR keeps recording. This is a great option for both homes and businesses, especially for insurance purposes in case something happens, such as a tree falling on your building. 

Other Ways to Stay Safe

Power isn’t the only concern when it comes to storms. In order to prevent false alarms during a storm, make sure to close your storage or shed doors tightly and lock them, if possible. Heavy winds could blow them open and ruin anything inside. Additionally, we suggest that you take the time now to program our monitoring station’s number into your cell phone so you know when we’re calling. Many people these days don’t answer their phones to numbers they don’t know. 

Of course, there’s also the concern about gas, carbon monoxide, and other inhalants during a storm. Many people have chosen to get a generator, but the recent storm has also taught us that generator use can be dangerous if you aren’t careful. Generators should be either outside of your home, or in the garage only if you leave the door open so that harmful gases can get out. Some other sources of carbon monoxide to watch out for during a storm include charcoal or gas grills, gas or propane-powered saws, and gas ranges. Luckily, carbon monoxide detectors are battery-powered. Meaning they will work even when the power is out so you can stay safe.

Because each home is different and has its own needs, we suggest you sit down and make a game plan with your family to see what can benefit your home, including adding a home security system. Contact us if you need any help with determining the right system for your household!

Get a Home Security System With Custom Security

No matter if it’s before, during, or after the storm—we’re here to help you! If you need help with your home security system or would like a free quote, give us a call at 225.927.5535. One of our staff members will be in touch with you shortly to discuss what we can do for you.

This Baby Safety Month, keep your kids protected with these tips.

Tips for Keeping Children Safer

Our children represent our hopes and dreams, and it’s natural to want to keep them as safe from harm as possible. At Custom Security, our specialty is ensuring the safety and security of your home and everyone in it. And because September is Baby Safety Month, we are here to help with tips for keeping your kids safe. Find ideas to protect your children at various stages of development with this guide. 

Newborns

There’s nothing like the feeling of bringing your newborn home for the first time. Many people choose to keep their cribs in the master bedroom, which can make it easier to check in on them more easily and frequently. Additionally, our remote-view cameras can allow you to check in on your newborn from nearly any location. So, even if you are in another room while your baby goes down for a nap, you have the option to make sure they are sleeping soundly. And, even if you are away and someone else is babysitting, you can use your smart device to check in on your newborn for added peace of mind. So, when you finally decide to go out, your experience can be that much more enjoyable knowing that you can look in on them with the app.

In addition, children as well as parents benefit from monitored fire systems. Nearly 80% of all fire fatalities occur when families are asleep. However, with a monitored fire system from Custom Security, in-home sirens can alert you to smoke and other gases. Our operators will also contact your local fire department, helping them arrive sooner. 

Toddlers

As exciting as it is to see your child crawl for the first time, it can also bring a lot of worry. With a newborn, keeping track of where they are is easy. But, as soon as your child becomes mobile, they can get into all sorts of areas that may not be safe. You will want to make sure that cabinets have child safety locks on them. This can keep your toddler from getting into potentially dangerous materials, such as cleaning supplies and cutlery. Also, chimes can be enabled on your security system to let you know each time a window or door is opened. This can be a huge help for keeping your toddler safe and sound inside your home.

School-Aged Children

When children are old enough to go to school and ride the bus, they can still benefit from enhanced security. For example, many parents may hide keys to let their children enter the home if they aren’t there. However, this creates a security vulnerability for the home and the child. Criminals who want to break into a home will often check around the property to find a hidden key, and smart door locks can eliminate this risk. These locks can be opened with a code or remotely via smartphone. Asset protection detection devices can also alert you when potentially dangerous doors are opened. These can include gun storage as well as other cabinets storing items unfit for children, such as alcohol.

This Baby Safety Month, Improve Your Home’s Safety With Custom Security

Baby Safety Month is an excellent time for parents to enhance their home’s security. When you want to create a safer home for your child, we’re ready to help. Get in touch with us today by calling 225-927-5535 or making an appointment online. Put your family’s safety first with Custom Security!

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The Right Camera System For Your Pets

When it comes to the safety of your home, many residents believe that their home only needs a security system, and that’s the end of it. But what about emergencies that include other members of the family while you’re out? The furry members of your family also deserve the care and attention that the rest of your home receives. If you need a camera system, there’s only one team that can handle the right installation for your Baton Rouge home. Discover more about what Custom Security can do for you!

Picking The Right Cameras

With people still returning to in-person work, we’ve become accustomed to always being around our pets. But the thing is, we can’t take them to our office jobs! On the other hand, many pet owners worry when they leave their pets home alone. That’s where having cameras comes in. With the right camera, you can make sure that your furry friend is safe both in and outside the house.

At Custom Security, we have camera systems available to suit your needs. If your animal is more of an outside explorer, we can set up outdoor cameras to keep an eye on them. On the other hand, we also have indoor cameras for that loveable couch potato. But these don’t have to be simple cameras. We have access to infrared camera technology so you can keep watching your animal in the middle of the night. That way, you can check on your pets to see that they aren’t in harm’s way. You also have the option of talking to your pets through the camera so they don’t feel so alone. 

Other Ways Our System Keeps Your Pet Safe

Of course, there are other ways than cameras to keep your pets safe or to accommodate them to your new alarm system. With our security system, we have a multitude of security options to choose from so your home can be safe the way you want it to be. 

Take our sensors, for example. You can add a sensor to your gates or even to cabinet doors. This makes sure your pets aren’t being naughty or that a stranger isn’t letting themselves in. Alternatively, if you already have a security system, we can add a pet-friendly motion detector. These accommodate pets up to a certain weight, and their movements don’t trigger your alarm. Our sensor technology can also keep pets safer.  For example, a sensor on the gate in front of home alerts the owner when a gate is opened or left open. This makes it easier to keep dogs at home where they should be instead of running around the neighborhood or potentially getting lost or hurt. 

Cabinet sensors can also be incredibly useful for child and pet safety. If a child or pet gets into a cabinet with cleaning chemicals or other hazards, you can receive a potentially life-saving alert. We also go the extra mile to protect pets with our monitored fire systems. If our systems notice signs of a potential fire, we can alert you and the authorities even if you’re away from home. We note the number of pets in the home as well as their favorite hiding spots to make it easier for firefighters to find them if needed. With our monitoring services, you can breathe easier knowing your pets and loved ones are protected.

Need A Camera System Installation For Your Baton Rouge Home?

When it comes to a home security system, it’s not just about your home—it’s also about who’s in the home. Every member of your home is important, including your four-legged family members, and they rely on us for their safety and well-being. So when it comes to your pets, you need the best camera system and installation in Baton Rouge. If you have any questions about our products before you begin, please give us a call. All you have to do is dial 225.927.5535, and one of our professionals will be with you shortly. Discover more and schedule a camera system installation for your Baton Rouge home today!

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Keep Your Office Secure With Custom Security Systems

If you own a business, you already understand the value of keeping it safe and secure. For many business owners, their offices represent years of sacrifice, hard work, and financial investment. So it can be especially devastating when someone breaks into that space, destroying what took years to build in a matter of moments. There are few things worse than heading to the office one morning only to find the front door ajar or broken. It’s a violating sort of feeling that lasts, making a business owner question if they can ever really feel safe again. However, Custom Security Systems offers 24/7 security monitoring to keep your Baton Rouge office protected. Learn why Custom Security Systems is the company local businesses trust.

Work As We Know It Has Changed—So Has the Need for Security

Every business felt the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, including businesses in Baton Rouge. With mandatory lockdowns and other restrictions, many companies adapted to a remote style of working. Eventually, the restrictions relaxed and more people returned to the office. But many businesses still wanted to offer the flexibility of remote work for their employees. And, while the hybrid remote work/in-office schedule boosted office morale, it also left some vulnerabilities in office security.

Without the guarantee of an office full of employees, criminals might feel emboldened to strike. Thankfully, Custom Security provides quality security monitoring services for Baton Rouge businesses. Our alarm systems can notify you of any suspicious activity day or night with our 24/7 security monitoring service and state-of-the-art alarm systems. Seeing our logo outside your office can be enough to make would-be burglars think twice before breaking in.

Layers of Protection

Unfortunately, there are other things for Baton Rouge business owners to worry about aside from break-ins. Your staff may be dependable, but what about your office’s cleaning crew? Our monitoring systems can keep you informed about who comes in, when they came in, and for how long. Our smart lock systems can also limit entry with temporary codes that only allow access at certain times. 

Additionally, our services can keep areas with sensitive information—such as server rooms, file rooms, financial information, and client and employee records—more secure with access systems that require permission levels for entry. And our intercom access systems make it much easier for receptionists to buzz clients in while keeping solicitors out. From every angle, Custom Security offers services that make business safer and more efficient.

Enhance Your Baton Rouge Office’s Security With 24/7 Monitoring

You’ve worked hard to build your business. Let us help you keep it secure with responsive monitoring systems and services. Call us at 225-927-5535 if you have any questions or to get a free quote. Experience a new level of protection with Custom Security Services.

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Keeping Your Home Safe On Vacation

Summer is here and things are starting to return to normal, so for some it means it’s time for a vacation! But after spending a year at home, many people have concerns about leaving their houses unattended even for just a few days. But you shouldn’t worry. Thanks to the professionals at Custom Security Systems, you can use our home automation and security services to keep your Baton Rouge home safe. 

Security at Every Corner

At Custom Security, we provide high-quality security options for you and your family. Of course, the most traditional way is with our alarm systems. But this isn’t just a one-and-done type of security, especially when you choose an alarm system from Custom Security. Our alarm system is only the beginning to building your ideal network of security.

One great way to add to it is with our security cameras. Now, cameras are more affordable and easier to use than ever before. On top of that, they can be placed practically anywhere, inside or out. Now you can watch for danger in the street or from your own door. More subdivisions choose to protect their residents with video, and with our neighborhood cameras, you can clearly see license plates even in the dark. 

Of course, cameras aren’t the only way you can add to your home security system. You also can add fire alarms, garage openers, locks—you name it! But you may wonder, “How does it help me if I’m not home?” and “How can I take care of everything while I’m away?” Thanks to modern technology, this is easier than ever!

What IS Home Automation?

The idea of Smart Homes is you can control different aspects of your home from wherever you are with your phone. With Custom Security, we have an app available for you to take control of your home security system. Instead of worrying about whether or your security system is armed or even if you left the light on, you can just open the app. Home automation is also about awareness of what’s going on at home, and with devices like flood sensors, you can be alerted if something unexpected happens. So feel free to check your phone even when you’re thousands of miles away! All you have to do is set up the services that fit with your lifestyle at Custom Security Systems. Let’s get you the protection you need.

Protection With Home Automation for Your Baton Rouge Home

Are you ready to protect your home to the fullest? Take advantage of our home automation services at Custom Security today. Our Baton Rouge-based security system company is dedicated to making your life easier and safer. If you have any questions for us before you begin or are looking for a free quote, feel free to call 225.927.5535. We’re more than happy to help you out!

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How a Professionally Installed Security Camera Can Keep You Safer

When it comes to protecting your home or business, one of the greatest advantages you can have is the ability to see potential intruders before they attempt to break in. This can give you valuable time to prepare and possibly prevent a break-in from occurring. At Custom Security Systems, we know firsthand the role that security monitoring systems play in keeping homes and businesses secure. When you add security cameras to your plan, it offers enhanced protection to your home and business. This is why we offer professional security camera installation in Baton Rouge as well as several excellent products and services to keep customers safe. So, whether you need enhanced protection or want to ensure the wellness of loved ones within your home, Custom Security offers modern and effective security solutions that can help. Learn more about our products and services to see how they could keep you, your loved ones, and your business safer.

Keeping Businesses Protected

For many business owners, the thought of a break-in can be incredibly stressful. These buildings often contain several valuable assets that can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. In addition, many businesses also house company and employee documents with sensitive data, including payment and social security information. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, three out of four employees admit to stealing from their employers at least once. On average, 95% of businesses each year experience some sort of theft. Do you want to take the chance that your business becomes part of those statistics?

Your business is valuable, so naturally you want to do whatever you can to protect it. That’s where we come in. Custom Security can handle security camera installation for your Baton Rouge business. These cameras can deliver several cutting-edge features, such as:

  • 24/7 color capabilities
  • Enhanced nighttime clarity and detail
  • Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) functionality for scanning large areas, such as parking lots
  • License plate scanning capabilities
  • LIve feed access and more

In addition, they can also provide several additional features aside from protection against burglaries. Custom Security business camera systems can help you see what your employees are up to, even when you’re off the property. You can also keep an eye on specialty equipment or even monitor register transactions in areas where money is handled.

Sleep More Soundly in a Safer Home

As important as your business is, there’s no place like home. Custom Security also offers security camera installation and monitoring services for Baton Rouge homes. They can catch detailed and high-definition footage of would-be intruders. This can give you the time to react and defend your home, and the saved footage may also be helpful for catching the culprit later on. And, since these cameras are internet compatible, you can view live feed from virtually anywhere with your phone or tablet.

Providing Quality Security Camera Installation and Services in Baton Rouge

When you want to keep your home or business protected from potential intruders, trust Custom Security for your security needs. We have been helping Baton Rouge residents enjoy safer living since 1977. And we are ready to provide services and equipment that can make your home or business more secure. To learn more about our products and services, get in touch with us! Call us at 225-927-5535 or contact us online to schedule a free appointment. Protect what you value the most with Custom Security.

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Tips For Living Alone From Your Local Alarm Business

As your local alarm business, we know about staying safe. And even in this modern day and age, we can’t stress enough the importance of safety when you live alone. But by taking the right steps, you can live alone safely and securely. Discover more with Custom Security Systems and find out how you can stay safe as you live alone in the Baton Rouge area. 

Things to Keep in Mind

Living alone is possible in Baton Rouge, but it just means you have to be careful. As your trusted local alarm business, we’re happy to help. First things first—meet your neighbors. As a community, it’s important to get to know your neighbors and to watch out for each other. The next thing is to be aware of your surroundings. Before leaving the house or coming home, take a quick glance outside. And lastly, make sure to use your system and the locks. Get into the habit of arming your security system when you’re away and lock your doors even if you’re only going for a walk around the neighborhood. After all, anything could happen while you’re away.

With Custom Security, You’re Never Alone

It’s important to not make it obvious that you live alone. These few simple steps can help deter those who mean to do you harm.

  • Park on one side of the driveway. By not parking in the middle, you make it look as if you’re expecting another car to pull in.
  • Use only your last name on a mailbox. If you just use your first name or even your full name, and it’s more obvious that you’re living on your own.
  • Avoid posting about it on social media. You should always limit what you put on social media, and avoid commenting that you live alone. This could put you at risk.

Night Safety

It’s pretty easy to feel unsafe during the night in Baton Rouge. We’re here to offer you a few tips and tricks to help you feel safer at night.

  • Leave your keys on the nightstand. Do you hear a bump in the night that makes you worried that somebody is there? Grabbing your keys and making your car alarm go off might be just enough to scare off any impeding Intruders.
  • Have a keyfob for your security system. Make sure that your keys also have a key fob that connects to your security system. That way you have a panic button in case of an emergency.
  • Utilize motion sensor lights. These technological wonders aren’t just for helping you when you don’t have your flashlight in hand. Motion sensor lights also help scare off any possible intruders. Also, it might just be enough to make them think that somebody is home, even when you aren’t.
  • Have a support system. Living alone also poses potential dangers outside the home. For example, something may happen to you outside of the home, and nobody would know because you live alone. One great way to combat this is by having a support system that you can text or call when you get home so that someone knows that you are safe. 

Want More Tips From Our Alarm Company?

For more tips and information just like this, make sure to check out our blog. If you’re ready to begin with our professionals, get a free quote by giving us a call at 225.927.5535. We’re also open to answering any questions you may have. And we’re excited to help you find the right protection for you.

Explore the advantages of the Resideo PROA7PLUS touch screen security system.

How the Resideo ProSeries Panel Enhances Home Security

You deserve to feel safe in your home! Custom Security is proud to offer a new level of home protection with the Resideo PROA7PLUS ProSeries touch screen security system. This all-in-one security panel uses state-of-the-art technology to keep you and your family safe. It includes Amazon Alexa integrated voice control, Bluetooth disarming, and several other innovative security features to give you peace of mind. 

Discover the exceptional advantages of the PROA7PLUS ProSeries. And find out how Custom Security can help you enhance your home’s safety with a Resideo ProSeries touch screen security system.

Features You Can Depend On

The first concern most people will have when looking for a new security system is safety, and this is an area where the Resideo PROA7PLUS ProSeries panel excels. Developed with the modern user in mind, it utilizes the smart devices already common in most homes to provide additional layers of protection. 

This security panel allows up to six phones to be linked for wireless disarm. Have you ever struggled to remember your code? Or, have you ever tried to enter your code with your hands full of groceries? The PROA7PLUS ProSeries makes these problems a thing of the past. 

The panel also features a camera that can take a picture of the person who disarmed the panel. This photo is immediately sent to your phone via the app, helping you manage your home’s security no matter where you are.

The Resideo PROA7PLUS ProSeries panel can also work with other devices to keep you safer. Compatible smoke alarms benefit from “when one goes, they all go” technology. This means that if one smoke alarm is triggered in your home, all of the others will be, too. Especially helpful for people living in large or multi-story homes, this can alert you to potential fire hazards sooner.

Features That Make Life Better

In addition to its exceptional security capabilities, the Resideo PROA7PLUS ProSeries panel also provides plenty of other benefits. Integrated Amazon Alexa functionality gives you access to weather, news, recipes, timers, shopping lists, and much more. Plus, the pet-friendly indoor motion viewer can take a short clip when the system is armed in away mode and send it to your phone. So, you can enjoy enhanced control and security from the PROA7PLUS’s beautiful 7” HD display. Additionally, the Resideo PROA7PLUS ProSeries is automation-ready and works with doorbell cameras, lights, thermostats, locks, and other smart devices. It doesn’t get more convenient than saying “Alexa, disarm the alarm”.

Let Custom Security Install a New PROA7PLUS Touch Screen Security System

When you want to experience the future of home protection, Custom Security is ready to meet your needs. Get in touch with us to install the Resideo PROA7PLUS ProSeries panel in your home. Call 225-927-5535 or contact us online to schedule an appointment today. We’re always happy to help and answer any questions, and we can’t wait to hear from you!

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Learning How to Maintain Your Alarm System

As spring is approaching, we’re all considering some deep cleaning or home projects. But how often do you maintain your alarm system? Without proper care, you could be risking your family’s safety in the event of a break-in or fire. Our alarm business has some great tips on how to properly maintain and clean your alarm system to ensure your home is safe and secure. At Custom Security Systems, we care about your security and we’re here to help. 

Remember to Test Your Equipment

Technology can work perfectly upon installation, but if landline, cellular, or other communication-based work has been made at or near your home, we suggest our customers test their alarm system every now and then to ensure it’s working properly. 

One of the best ways to do this is by testing your system with our monitoring station to ensure we receive the signal. If we don’t receive this signal in the event of an emergency, we won’t be able to provide effective assistance. Continuing, you should also test to ensure that the systems on your doors and windows are also working properly. 

If your landline was recently removed, it’s important to make sure your alarm system is still working properly. This can be problematic if we set up your system beforehand, because if we connected your system through your landline, we cannot receive your signal or check up on you. If your landline has been recently removed, let us know and we can help update your system with a cellular communicator. If you think your system might be disconnected, give us a call at any time and we’ll gladly walk you through it.

Cleaning Isn’t Just for Spring

In addition to ensuring that your systems are working properly, we also encourage you to clean the exterior of your system. Your touchscreen keypad has a specific mode for when you want to clean. So before you begin, make sure that you put your system in “Clean Mode.” Doing this prevents any accidental button pushing that might set off your alarm. We also have helpful guides available so you can clean your keypad properly. 

It’s also important to wipe down and clean any “high-touch” devices in your care. These include not only your keypad but also keyfobs, thermostats, and door locks. The go-to way to clean these items is with an antibacterial-wipe and then dry them with a soft cloth. Remember to avoid direct spraying or using rough paper towels on devices as well to prevent hard spots and damage. 

With the right maintenance, you could extend the life and appearance of your security system. 

Keeping Up to Date

Lastly, it’s important for us to stay up to date with our call list. We have numerous customers who have disconnected landlines, changes in living arrangements, still have pager numbers, and more. If this information is not up to date, it can be difficult for us to help when we’re needed. If you need help updating your contact list, give us a call and we’ll be happy to help. 

Trust Our Alarm Business to Help You Out

Maintaining your alarm system is imperative to the life of your system and your safety. If you haven’t cleaned your security system or performed any maintenance, now is the time to check-in. For more information just like this from our alarm company, make sure to check out our blog. And if you have any questions for our team, please feel free to give us a call at 225.927.5535.