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Home Safety Checklist For Beaumont

Staying safe and secure in your home should be your number one responsibility. But are you missing one or two big safety components? Use this home safety checklist for Beaumont and see where your house can use greater attention.

We give you some whole-house safety items, and then we delve down to specific room ideas. Then, call (409) 207-0852 or send in the form below to get your home set up.

Whole Home Safety Checklist

Essential Home Safety Checklist for Beaumont

While you should use a room-to-room process for home safety in Beaumont, there are a few items that are useful for the whole home. These devices can talk together through a smart hub, and often can work off other components. You might also manage each of your home safety equipment through a mobile security app, like ADT Control:

  • Monitored Home Security System: Each one of your entryways should employ a sensor that alerts you to a break-in. After an alarm goes off, your monitoring expert answers the call and quickly contacts emergency personnel.

  • Smart Lighting For Every Major Room: Of course, you can set your smart lighting to become more energy-efficient. But they can also allow you to keep safe during an emergency. Have your lights flash on when a sensor trips to frighten off burglars or light the way out to a outside location.

  • Smart Thermostat: Like your smart lights, a smart thermostat in Beaumont should save you between 10%-15% in energy spending. Also, it can flip on the exhaust fan during a fire.

  • Monitored Fire Alarms: At the very least, you need to have a fire detector on each level of your house. You can increase your fire readiness by utilizing a monitored fire alarm that detects excessive heat and smoke, and pings your 24/7 monitoring agents when it detects a fire.

  • Smart Door Locks: Every entryway that utilizes a deadbolt can use a smart door lock. Now you may preset codes to each family member and receive texts to your phone when they are unlocked. Your locks can even automatically turn off, helping you to quickly leave if you have a fire or dangerous situation.

Family Room Safety Checklist

Family Room Safety Checklist For Beaumont

You’ll hang out most in your family room, so it can be the most reasonable room to begin your home safety renovation. Highly sought after items, like a TV or video game console, probably sit in your family room, making it an alluring room for burglars. Begin with installing a motion detector or indoor security camera in there, then continue on with all these ideas:

  • Motion Sensors: By hanging motion sensors, you’ll get a shrieking siren anytime they sense unexpected motion in your family room. You’ll want motion sensors that ignore pets or you’ll get a tripped alarm every time your pet comes in for a midnight stroll.

  • Indoor Camera: An indoor security camera gives you an eye on your living room. View constant streams of everything so you can know what’s downstairs without leaving your bed. Or chat with your kids in the family room with the two-way talk feature.

  • Surge Protector/Cord Maintenance: Protect all your electronics and quit overburdening your electric system with a surge protector. For added comfort, install a smart plug with a surge protector included.

  • Furniture Attached To The Wall: If you have babies or toddlers, you’ll want to attach your heavy furniture and entertainment center to your wall. This is especially important if your family room has rugs or carpet that might make objects extra unbalanced.

  • Special Locks For Sliding Glass Doors: If your family room has a sliding door that leads to a backyard, deck, or screened-in porch, you get that the latch is pretty flimsy. Put in a special 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 Beaumont

The kitchen has room for items that should bring safety and security to your house. Some of these objects are also simple to add and should be bought from the Target or Walmart:

  • Fire Extinguisher: Fire can spring up from an overfilled skillet or an errant grease splatter. Always keep a fire extinguisher in close reach for any stove or oven emergencies.

  • GFCI Box On Each Outlet: A GFCI outlet should be used everywhere they’re close to water to prevent a deadly shock. That includes the plug outlets by your sink and kitchen counter. For 30 years, it’s been standard to have one circuit interrupter outlet per dedicated circuit. But all your plugs will go dead if one outlet detects a surge, so try to have a separate GFCI per outlet.

  • Monitored Carbon Monoxide Detector: A CO detector is needed in kitchens that have gas for the oven and stove. If your gas lines spring a leak, the CO detector will play a loud siren and ping your monitoring center.

  • Clorox Wipes Or Spray: The most overlooked safety problem in the kitchen is the viruses, bacteria, and protein from raw meat and other foods. Always keep disinfectant wipes or spray to sanitize your counters when cooking.

  • Freezer and Refrigerator Alarm: The items in your fridge need to stay at a chilly temperature to stay safe to eat. If you accidently leave the fridge or freezer door open, then an alarm beep will tell you to check the seal. Some appliances come with this installed, others don’t, and you’ll have to get a refrigerator alarm from the store.

Bathroom Safety Checklist

Bathroom Safety Checklist For Beaumont

Just because there’s not a bunch of room in your bathroom there’s still safety issues. From flood prevention to medicine care, here are five safety tips for your bathroom:

  • Flood Detectors: A leaking sink or tub can lead to an expensive amount of destruction. Deal with water problems early with a flood detector before they cause hundreds to thousands of dollars in damage.

  • No-slip Bath Mats: A fall in the bathroom can be devastating, causing bumps, gashed heads, or sprained ankles. You can prevent these hazards with a no-slip bathroom mat for while you towel off.

  • Textured Bathtub Stickies: Another water hazard, a tub can be a slippery place to be on. Make sure each has some no-slip stickers so your feet have a rough patch to gain traction.

  • Medicine Door Lock: If you have young toddlers or a family member with memory difficulties, you should take extra precautions regarding medicine. Hide away your bottles by installing a medicine cabinet with a child-proof lock.

  • GFCI Circuits: While installing better outlets in the kitchen, you should also install a safer GFCI outlet on every bathroom circuit. These will shut off the electric current if they ever get wet or you have a sudden spike from a hair dryer or curling iron.

Child's Bedroom Safety Checklist

Kid’s Bedroom Safety Checklist For Beaumont

Your kid’s bedroom should balance safety with manageability. If their window treatments or other items are safe but hard to manage, then your kids may get around the device with risky activities -- like climb a dresser -- to touch them. Here are 5 simple, yet safe, ideas:

  • Cordless Window Coverings: Safety professionals have designated corded window treatments a secret problem for children and animals. Put in motorized treatments that kids can easily manage through a remote. Or even better, connect your shades to your security system so they open without anyone’s help when the sun comes up, and lower at night for an easier sleep.

  • Indoor Security Camera: An indoor security camera perched on your toddler’s dresser can double as a high tech baby monitor that you can watch with a smartphone. And when they need something, they can use the two-way talk feature included on the camera.

  • Outlet Covers: While each outlet should have covers on them for your young children, this is doubly urgent in their bedroom. It’s the one place in your house where your toddler will most likely play by themselves without adult supervision.

  • Window Safety Ladder: If you have bedrooms on an upper level, then you should put in a window safety ladder. These should help your children get out of their room in case the stairs or ground floor are engulfed in smoke and fire. Just remember to rehearse how to use them a few times a year.

  • Toy Box Or Low Bookshelves: It’s strange to view a toy box as a safety device, but you’ll see the light if you’ve ever stepped on a Lego in your stocking feet. A uncluttered floor let your child have a quick escape when there’s a fire or break-in.

Master Bedroom Safety Checklist

Master Bedroom Safety Checklist For Beaumont

The master bedroom should be a refuge, so let your safety items give you peace of mind when you have an emergency. After all, being startled awake by a high-decibel siren can be confusing.

  • Smart Hub Touchscreen: Having a touchscreen on your nightstand helps you know what’s going on without getting out of bed. You could alternatively turn on your ADT mobile app but, the touchscreen can be easier to use to use when you’re yawning and disoriented.

  • Device Charging Stand: We rely on our cell phones for almost everything now alarm clocks, news readers, time wasters, and sometimes even phones. But, a depleted device in the middle of the night cuts us off from communications if during an emergency. To keep it nice and ready, a charging station or cord is an important part of your nightstand.

  • Nightlight/Smart Lights: A small light can calm you when you’re bolted awake from a siren or other sounds. If you won’t drift off to sleep with an outlet light, put in a smart bulb in your fixtures. Then you can get light anytime with a button push or vocal command.

  • Fireproof Safe: Stash your vital paperwork like social security cards, passports, or a bankbook in a fireproof safe. Your lockbox can be a large one that is located in your closet or a small portable lockbox that you can carry as you escape during an emergency event.

  • Temperature Sensor: The problem with bedrooms is that they tend to run too hot or be cold because they are located far from the thermostat. A heat sensor can communicate to your smart thermostat so you can have a nice, peaceful sleep at the perfect temperature.

Garage Safety Checklist

Basement/Garage Safety Checklist For Beaumont

Most safety needs in the basement or garage have to do with your water heater or furnace. Discovering problems before they start can stop bigger problems in the future. So, as you look around your basement or garage, check over these safety items:

  • Flood Sensor Or Sump Pump Alarm: Installing a flood sensor by your water heater or sump pump can prevent you from wading into a lake when you step into your garage or basement. It’s sure better than sorting through a heap of destroyed storage boxes.

  • CO Alarm: It’s smart to hang a CO alarm in a place where a gas leak can happen. If you use gas heat, try to put an alarm in the same place as your unit.

  • WiFi Water Shutoff Valve: If your flood detector detects a plumbing leak or a busted pipe, then you will want to shut off the primary water line quickly. With a WiFi shutoff valve, you can block water flow from any mobile device. That’s perfect when you’re out of town and receive an emergency leak notification on your phone.

  • Garage Door Sensor: Leaving the garage up leads to all types of headaches. You can lose heat through that large opening, and critters or thieves can just walk in. A sensor will notify you about an open garage door and lets you close it remotely.

  • Temperature Sensor: A temperature sensor in your basement or garage is essential if you worry about freezing pipes. The temperature in these rooms can be surprisingly different than the main part of the home, so you will need to maintain a constant look on the temperature through your security mobile app.

Outside perimeter checklist

Outside Perimeter Safety Checklist for Beaumont

Your front yard, driveway, and front walk are just as imperative to defend as the inside of your house. Try the items on this checklist to create a safe outside:

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

  • Window Height Shrubbery: High shrubs can offer some solitude, but they also hinder you seeing into the outside. Don’t provide potential thieves a dark shadow to hide. Plus, large shrubs or foliage too close to your home can jam up gutters and summon pests.

  • ADT Signage: One of the largest deterrents for a thief is telling would-be intruders that you own a monitored security system. An ADT yard stick by the main walk and a window decal will show ne'er-do-wells that they should shove off to an unprotected score.

  • Motion Activated Porch Light Fixtures: Light is the best enemy to those who sneak around in the shadows. Motion-triggered lights on your porch, garage, or deck can help scare possible intruders away. Lights also help you work the locks when you get to the house late after work.

Use Secure24 Alarm Systems To Help You Finish Your Home Safety Checklist for Beaumont

While Secure24 Alarm Systems can’t deliver every item on your Beaumont home safety checklist, we can install a state-of-the-art security system. With easy-to-use devices and ADT monitoring, we can install the best system for your family’s needs. Simply call (409) 207-0852 for more information or fill out the form below. Or customize your own ADT system with our Security System Designer.

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