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Home Safety Checklist For Logan

Staying safe and secure in your house should be your largest priority. But are you forgetting a few useful safety items? Take this home safety checklist for Logan and find out where your house can use greater attention.

This guide begins with a few whole-house safety techniques, and then we break it down to specific room ideas. Then, phone (435) 393-6672 or fill out the form below for additional information.

Whole Home Safety Checklist

Essential Home Safety Checklist for Logan

While you will want to take a individual room process for home safety in Logan, there are a few items that are useful for your entire house. These items can link with one another through a touchscreen hub, and oftentimes react to other things. You can also manage all your home safety devices using a mobile security app, such as ADT Control:

  • Monitored Home Security System: All your doors and windows should have a sensor that alerts you and your family to forced entry. As the alarm goes off, your monitoring agent responds to the call and contacts a first responder.

  • Smart Bulbs For Most Rooms: Of course, you can schedule your smart lights so your home is more efficient. But they can also help you keep safe throughout an emergency. Make your downstairs lights come on when a security alarm goes off to shoo off robbers or light a path to a outside place.

  • Smart Thermostat: Like your smart lights, a smart thermostat in Logan could save you up to 15% in gas and electric spending. It also can start your exhaust fan when your alarms senses a fire.

  • Monitored Fire Detectors: At the very least, you need to have a smoke detector on every level of your house. You can improve your fire game by utilizing a monitored fire detector that looks for both smoke and heat, and pings your 24-hour monitoring agents when it detects a fire.

  • Smart Door Locks: Every entryway that needs a keyed lock can upgrade to a smart door lock. Now you may assign key codes to friends and family and receive alerts to your smartphone when they are unlocked. Your doors can even automatically unlock, helping you to quickly leave when you have an emergency.

Family Room Safety Checklist

Living Room/Family Room Safety Checklist For Logan

You’ll spend a lot of time in the living room, so it may be the most reasonable place to start your home safety renovation. Highly sought after items, like a big screen or video games, usually sit in your living room, making it a popular room for burglars. Begin with installing a motion detector or indoor camera by the doorway, then continue on with some of these ideas:

  • Motion Detectors: By installing motion detectors, you’ll get a high-decibel alarm anytime they sense suspicious movement in your family room. You’ll want motion sensors that aren’t set off by pet movements or you’ll get a tripped alarm every time your dog passes through for a bite of food.

  • Indoor Security Camera: An indoor security camera puts a visual on your living room. Watch live feeds of your room so you can find out what’s downstairs without leaving your bed. Or chat with family members in the living room with the two-way talk feature.

  • Surge Protector/Cord Maintenance: Safeguard those electronics and stop overburdening your outlets with a surge protector. For extra comfort, set up a smart plug with surge protection included.

  • Furniture Secured To The Wall: If you have curious kids, you’ll need to bolt your entertainment center or other heavy furniture to a wall. This is especially crucial if your living room has carpet that can make heavy objects extra unstable.

  • Special Locks For Glass Doors: If your family room uses a sliding glass door that opens to a patio, deck, or porch, you probably get that the door lock is fairly thin. Put in an enhanced lock, like a cross bar or locks that are located on the bottom and top of the opening.

Kitchen Safety Checklist

Kitchen Safety Checklist For Logan

The kitchen has plenty of items that should add safety to your home. Some of these objects are also simple to add and can be purchased from the a retail store:

  • Fire Extinguisher: A fire can happen from a neglected skillet or a towel that’s too close to a burner. Always store a fire extinguisher at hand for any cooking emergencies.

  • Circuit Interrupter Box On Each Outlet: A GFCI outlet should be standard anywhere they’re by water to lessen the chance of an electric shock. That includes the plug outlets by your kitchen counter and sink. Since 1987, it’s been code to have one GFCI per dedicated circuit. But for simplicity’s sake, try to use a single GFCI for every outlet.

  • Monitored Carbon Monoxide Detector: A carbon monoxide detector is advised for spaces that employ gas for the stove and oven. If your gas burners malfunction, the carbon monoxide detector will play a high-decibel siren and call your monitoring center.

  • Disinfectant Wipes Or Spray: The biggest safety issue in the kitchen is the invisible bacteria and contamination from blood from meat and other foods. Always keep antiviral wipes or a bleach spray to clean your area after making a meal.

  • Refrigerator Alarm: The milk, meat, and perishables in your fridge need to stay at a chilly temperature to stay safe to eat. If you accidently leave the refrigerator door ajar, then an alarm beep will remind you to close the door. Some appliances already have an alarm, older models won’t, and you’ll have to get a fridge alarm from the store.

Bathroom Safety Checklist

Bathroom Safety Checklist For Logan

Just because you may not have a bunch of space in your bathroom there’s still safety issues. From flood prevention to electric safety, here are five safety ideas for your bathroom:

  • Flood Sensors: A leaking sink or shower can lead to a whole lot of destruction. Find a leaking pipe with a flood detector and save yourself from reflooring the entire bathroom.

  • No-slip Bath Mats: A slip in the bathroom can be devastating, causing pulled muscles, bruises, or sprained ankles. You can avoid these hazards with a no-slip bath mat for while you towel off.

  • Non-slip Bathtub Strips: Likewise, a tub basin can be a slick area to stand in. Make sure every has some no-slip stickies so your toes have a bumpy patch to gain traction.

  • Medicine Door Lock: If you have curious kids or a family member with memory lapses, you need to take additional precautions regarding prescription medicine. Safeguard your pills and syrups by using a medicine cabinet with a locking latch.

  • Circuit Interrupter Outlet: While installing better outlets in the kitchen, you will have to also put in a safer circuit interrupter outlet on each bathroom circuit. This will cut the electric current if water enters the outlet or there’s an unusual jolt from a hair dryer or curling iron.

Child's Bedroom Safety Checklist

Children’s Bedroom Safety Checklist For Logan

Your child’s bedroom should balance safety with accessibility. If their window coverings or other things are safe but hard to manage, then your children may try unsafe methods -- like shimmying up a bookshelf -- to touch them. Try these simple, yet safe, ideas:

  • No Cord Window Coverings: Safety professionals have identified window treatment cords an unsuspecting problem for kids and pets. Install motorized treatments that your child can easily open and close with a remote. Or better yet, connect your motorized coverings to your security system so they rise automatically at dawn, and go down at night for an easier sleep.

  • Indoor Security Camera: An indoor security camera placed on your kid’s desk can act as an HD baby monitor that you can view with a mobile device. And when they need you, they can hit the 2-way talk feature included on the camera.

  • Plug Covers: While each outlet should have protective covers on them for your small children, this is doubly important in their bedroom. It’s the one place in your house where your child will most likely hang out solo without constant parental supervision.

  • Window Escape Ladder: If you use bedrooms on the second story, then you need to put in a window escape ladder. These will help a young one escape even if the stairs or lower levels are engulfed in smoke and fire. Make sure to go over how to employ the ladder a few times a year.

  • Toy Chest Or Low Shelves: It’s weird to view a toy box as a safety component, but you’ll get it if you’ve ever walked on a Lego in your stocking feet. A uncluttered floor gives your child a quick way out during an emergency.

Master Bedroom Safety Checklist

Master Bedroom Safety Checklist For Logan

The master bedroom should be a refuge, so let your safety components make life easier if you have an emergency. After all, being jerked awake by a loud siren can be confusing.

  • Security System Touchscreen: Having a touchscreen on your nightstand lets you see what’s happening without getting out of bed. You could always turn on your ADT phone app but, the large touchscreen can be better to use when you’re yawning and finding your bearings.

  • Device Charging Area: We rely on our phones for so much now alarm clocks, internet searches, social media, and sometimes even phones. But, a dead phone in the middle of the night cuts us off from reaching help if something goes wrong. To make sure your phone always works, a charging station or cord is should be used nightly.

  • Nightlight/Smart Lights: A small light can calm you when you’re startled awake from an alarm or other loud sounds. If you have trouble falling asleep with a small nightlight, use smart bulbs in your bedroom and hall. Then you can get light on-demand with a mobile device or voice direction.

  • Fireproof Lockbox: Keep your vital papers like social security cards, passports, or banking information in a fireproof lockbox. This can be a large one that camps out out of the way or a slender portable lockbox that you can carry on your way out during an emergency event.

  • Heat Sensor: The drawback with bedrooms is that they can run too hot or be chilly since they sit across the house from the thermostat. A heat sensor will talk to your smart thermostat so you will have a pleasant, peaceful sleep at a wonderful climate.

Garage Safety Checklist

Garage/Basement Safety Checklist For Logan

Most safety problems in the basement or garage have to do with your water heater or heating system. Discovering hazards at the source can prevent bigger problems later on. So, as you take a look around your storage areas, pay attention to these crucial items:

  • Water Detector Or Sump Pump Alarm: Placing a flood sensor in back of your water heater and sump pump can save you from discovering a pond when you go into your basement or garage. It’s sure better than rummaging through a heap of soggy storage boxes.

  • Carbon Monoxide Alarm: It’s nice to hang a CO detector in an area where a natural gas leak can occur. If you use gas heating, try to install a detector in the same place as your HVAC unit.

  • Remote Water Shutoff Valve: If your flood alarm detects a hot water heater leak or a busted pipe, then you will have to cut off the primary water pipe immediately. With a wireless shutoff valve, you can stop water flow from your phone. That’s helpful when you’re on vacation and receive an emergency leak notification on your phone.

  • Garage Door Sensor: Leaving the garage up leads to all sorts of headaches. You can lose heat through that large opening, and critters or thieves can just walk in. A remote sensor will notify you about a forgotten garage door and allow you to close it through the app.

  • Heat Sensor: A temperature alarm in your basement or garage is a definite if you worry about your pipes freezing. The heat in these rooms can be surprisingly different than your main rooms of the home, so you may want to have a close look on the temp with the ADT mobile app.

Outside perimeter checklist

Home Perimeter Safety Checklist for Logan

Your front yard, drive, and front walk are just as imperative to secure as the interior of your house. Use this checklist to make your outside safe:

  • Outdoor Security Camera: You can place outdoor security cameras to guard against late night movement in your back yard. These cameras come in handy in places where you might not have a window -- like around a cellar or by the garage door.

  • Low Bushes: Tall foliage can give you some serenity, but they also obscure you seeing into the outside. Don’t provide potential intruders a place to hide. Plus, tall bushes or trees too close to your structure can obstruct gutters and bring in pests.

  • ADT Yard Signs: One of the largest disincentives for home intrusion is advertising to aspiring burglars that you use a state-of-the-art security system. An ADT yard sign by the main walk and a window decal will tell ne'er-do-wells that they ought to keep walking to an unprotected target.

  • Motion Activated Flood Lights: Light is the best obstacle to people who lurk in the shadows. Motion-controlled flood lights on your deck, porch, or garage can frighten lurkers away. They also help you work the locks when you come to the house late at night.

Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To Help You Finish Your Home Safety Checklist for Logan

While Secure24 Alarm Systems can’t help you with non-security devices on your Logan home safety checklist, we can install a customized home security. With everything from alarms to thermostats, we can personalize the perfect system for your house’s needs. Simply contact (435) 393-6672 and talk to a professional or fill out the form below. Or customize your own ADT system with our Security System Designer.

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