Few things are more worrisome than when an elderly parent or close relative, particularly one with medical problems or memory impairment, lives alone. Understandably, people want to remain in their own homes as long as possible. Yet, as physical and/or mental limitations worsen with the aging process, simple tasks like cooking, bathing, climbing stairs and doing household chores in the basement or yard can pose real dangers.
What’s worse is the idea that if the person falls or becomes injured, they could be left for a long time without receiving aid. According to the Consumers Advocate, 62% of […]
Attention Massachusetts residents: Beware of who you let onto your property to install remote monitoring security systems. These are the all-in-one type of security systems that allow you to control your property from a smart phone or device. These installations are categorized as “Life Safety” systems. According to Massachusetts State Laws, this means the installers “are required to be licensed by the State Board of Electrical Examiners and also to have a Public Safety license, mandating criminal background checks on all security system employees by the Department of Public Safety.”
Some national telecommunications companies are currently […]
Take these steps to keep your security system functioning during a power outage:
Make sure you have a newer battery. Batteries last about 4 to 5 years and provide power for about 12-36 hours depending upon your system. An older battery may only last a few hours.
If your home/business is powered by a generator, be sure that your alarm system is one of the circuits being powered by the generator.
Locate your security system manual and learn how to silence your alarm in case it continues beeping to alert you of a power outage.
Write down the […]
According to the National Fire Protection Association, winter is the time of year when the most home fires occur. Ensure rapid response from the fire department and emergency team with 24-hour monitoring for your home, business, or property. For more fire facts and safety tips from Home & Commercial Security, click here […]