At Vector Security, your safety and security are our top priorities. We pride ourselves on making the community a safer place to live and work by educating people about the basics of safety. Here are a few recommendations for increased safety in your home to complement the protection provided by your Vector Security system:

Fire Safety Tips
  • Don’t overload your electrical circuits.
  • Don’t smoke in bed.
  • Keep combustibles far from heat sources.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher readily accessible.
  • Keep a collapsible escape ladder near a second floor window.

 

Personal Safety Tips
  • Trim shrubs back to avoid giving burglars cover.
  • Keep garage and shed closed and locked at all times.
  • Do not leave doors unlocked while working in the yard.

 

Home Intrusion Safety Tips
  • Arm your system when your home. This is a common mistake homeowners make and robbers know it.
  • Never rely on chain-latch as a barrier to partially open the door; an invader will kick in the door.
  • Add panic buttons to your system and place them around your home so you can alert the proper authorities from any location in your home.
  • Hold a family meeting to discuss security plans. You can never be too prepared.
  • Install deadbolt locks on all exterior doors.
  • Secure sliding glass doors.
  • Make sure windows are locked.
  • Cover windows that see into the garage.
  • Plant thorny bushes below first floor windows.
  • Prune bushes away from sightlines from all first floor windows and doors.
  • Make sure house numbers are reflective and visible for emergency personnel.

 

Internet Safety Tips
  • Monitor your child’s use of the Internet.
  • Make sure the browser you currently use is a secure browser. Install security updates as they are made available.
  • Do not give out passwords, social security numbers or personal bank account information.
  • If you do not recognize the sender of the email, do not open it. Simply delete the message to prevent any viruses from harming your computer.

 

Poison Control Tips
  • Store all medicines and house products in the original containers.
  • Use child-resistant packages for medicines and potentially dangerous household products.
  • Lock medicines and products out of sight and reach of children
  • Follow product label warnings about not mixing different products, ventilation the area, or wearing gloves.

These are just a few life safety tips to help keep your family safe. Once our security expert inspects your home he or she will be able to offer you more in-depth safety tips that fit your lifestyle.