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Use of peepholes in home security

Back to school safety–latch key kids

The days are getting shorter and the stores are full of shoppers with lists that include things like crayons and glue sticks. It’s back to school time and that means latch-key kids. That means it’s also time to review the home safety rules with your children. Even older children need to be reminded that they should never open the door to strangers. In addition to talking to your family about safety—like always looking to see who is outside before opening the door—consider adding or upgrading a door viewer/peephole in the front door.

If your primary care giver is a grandparent, or anyone with vision problems, consider installing a peephole with a larger lens.

You don’t have to own a “standard” door to use a door viewer. If you have a thin paneled door consider something like a short peephole.

Even kids who are in your home business or commercial space after school should be protected by a quality door viewer.
In the excitement of the new school year, don’t forget to remind kids to be safe, and always look to see who’s outside the door.


2010/08/26 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Safety staples–invest in your peace of mind

Your home is your sanctuary. It’s the place where you and your family relax and enjoy life and feel safe. But safety doesn’t just happen. You need to put forth a little effort and a modest investment so you can sleep soundly at night. Here are a few things to consider—low cost items that really pay back in peace of mind.
Fire extinguishers: you should have one in the kitchen and near the fireplace. For multi-story homes have an upstairs and downstairs extinguisher. Check them on a schedule to make sure they are still in good condition.
Peephole/door viewer: you need one in the front door (or any outside entry door not made of glass). After your peephole is installed teach family members, especially children, to look to see who is outside before opening the door—EVERY time.
First aid kit: you must have the supplies on hand for the minor accidents that always happen. Check the expiration dates on medications and ointments. Be sure to include small scissors and tweezers.
Flashlights and batteries: you cannot afford to forget this traditional emergency staple. In addition to being a lifesaver in a power failure a good flashlight helps with home repair jobs and other unexpected times when some illumination is needed.

2010/08/20 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment