Cooler air, shorter days and pumpkin spice everything… it’s official we need to prepare for winter. Before the weather gets completely unbearable, enjoy the beautiful Minnesota fall by taking care of a few tasks around the house to protect and save all winter long.
Prepare - Prevent - Practice
October is Fire Prevention month and a great time to make sure we are prepared for the unimaginable. In the U.S. in 2017, there were a total of 357,000 home fires. To bring it close to home, in 2016 Minnesota reported a total of 4,621 residential fires with over $125 million in damage.
You may enjoy the sense of relief knowing that if you lose your house key or you need someone to stop by the house while you’re not there, you can rely on your trusty spare key. Well that sense of relief should be a sense of fear, fear that someone unwanted may find that key and walk right in.
School has started for some local students and others are gearing up for the big day, whether they look forward to it or not. This is an exciting and scary time for parents at any stage of kids’ lives. While you may be focusing on school supplies and new shoes, it’s important to not overlook the safety and security of your kids and home. Put security on your back to school checklist!
This year marks the 35th annual National Night Out, held on Tuesday, August 7 across thousands of communities from all fifty states, including Rochester, Olmsted County and SE Minnesota.
There are many things about summertime that give you a burst of energy, after all with the long Minnesota winter, you have to take advantage of every bit of summertime. The grilling, lake time, bonfires, fireworks, camping, traveling and family fun are just a few of the benefits of summertime.
Your home is where you keep what is most important to you, whether it be your spouse, kids, pets or valuables. Having a security system is an effective means for protecting all those items. To enhance that protection adding video surveillance is taking the next step to further protect those valuables.
Each summer, out of town alarm companies send out people to communities across the country to go door-to-door and persuade homeowners into purchasing a new alarm system. These people, while appearing friendly, have been found to use deceptive sales tactics and often misrepresent themselves and the companies they work for.
The days are longer, the snow is FINALLY melting, birds are chirping, and the temperature is warming (hopefully to stay). It gives you this boost of energy to open the windows, air out the house and start cleaning! All great things to do in the spring time, but here are some things you might not think of when you’re busy sweeping, dusting and rearranging.
Steps to protect your valuables.
A burglary occurs approximately every 20 seconds in the United States. That adds up to almost 180 per hour and 4,320 a day. According to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting, in 2016 burglaries of residential properties accounted for 69.5 percent of all burglary offenses. These are alarming statistics and something you don’t want to spend time worrying about.