Summer is almost here! That means it’s time to break out your swimsuits, beach towels, and suntan lotion. But if you’re a homeowner with a pool, there’s an extra step you should consider. For families with children or pets, make sure you have the right technology in place for home pool safety. From smart sensors and lighting controls to video cameras, you can ensure your loved ones are safe all summer long.
At Custom Security Systems, we can help you find the innovative home technology you need to keep your pool safe. Discover your options to help enhance pool safety so everyone can enjoy the summer fun without potential risk.
Get Fast Notifications Using a Flex I/O Sensor
Equip the gate leading to your pool with a Flex I/O sensor. When someone opens the gate, your sensor will notify you through your smart app. This sensor can also make a chiming sound whenever a visitor opens the gate. Additionally, you can use this sensor on pool sheds to protect your belongings. This sensor not only alerts you to possible intruders but can also help you keep an eye on children who may be unsupervised in the pool area.
Use Z-Wave Outdoor Plugs for Lights
Having proper lighting in place can provide an extra level of security around your pool. This additional light can make it easier to spot trespassers or children wandering too close to the pool.
Using Z-Wave outdoor plugs for lights can ensure your pool area is safe and illuminated without wasting energy. Control outdoor lights remotely using your smartphone app. During the warmer months, set your Z-Wave lights to turn on at specific times in the evening. Light up the areas around your pool for added safety. Then, set them to turn off in the early morning to conserve power during the day.
Monitor Your Pool With Video Surveillance
Video surveillance is a great first line of defense at home for pool safety. Our home security installation experts will strategically place cameras around your pool area. These cameras allow you to monitor your pool in real-time from anywhere. Keep an eye on your children, pets, and possible intruders from your smartphone or other internet-connected devices. Quickly identify safety issues, such as someone entering the pool without permission or a child in distress.
With line-crossing cameras, your security system can send notifications whenever someone enters or exits your pool area. When someone crosses the camera’s line of sight, it immediately triggers a notification through your smart app. And with features like Perimeter Guard™, you can alert children or pets with a whistle or voice when they get too close to the pool area. Stay up to date with any activity around your pool to ensure the safety of your loved ones.
Follow These Home Pool Safety Tips
Aside from your home security system, know the best practices in home pool safety! Here are some general pool safety tips to help protect your loved ones at home:
- Never leave children unattended in or around your pool, and always have adult supervision in case of an emergency.
- Keep your pool area secure with fences and gates to prevent pets and animals from entering. Consider a gate with a self-closing and self-latching mechanism for additional security.
- Invest in a pool cover. Not only will this help keep your pool clean, but it can protect children or pets from falling in.
- Establish home pool rules to ensure your family’s safety, such as not running on wet surfaces.
- Put pool toys and furniture away to remove potential hazards from the pool area.
- Enroll your children in swimming lessons and keep flotation devices on hand.
- Make sure at least one adult in the household knows CPR and other emergency procedures.
Following these general pool safety tips can help protect your loved ones and prevent danger around your pool.
Set Up Your Home Pool Safety System With Custom Security Systems!
From home security to pool safety, Custom Security Systems can help you make the right choice for your family’s needs. Reach out to us today at 225-927-5535 or make an appointment with us online. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or to schedule an installation. Together, we can help make sure your pool is a fun and safe environment all year round.