Protecting Your Home from the Inside Out with an Alarm System

April 28th, 2022

Alarm systems and security cameras do a good job of protecting both the inside and outside of your home. Smoke detectors on the inside of your Chico home are also another way you can raise the safety and protection of your home for the family in addition to carbon monoxide detectors. 

When you use an alarm system, you are taking the steps necessary to protect your property and family and keep them safe. So, as you protect the inside of the home in these various ways, you want to pay the same great attention to the exterior of the home as well.

Yard Safety

If you have children or pets that play outside, then you want to make sure that they remain safe and protected from all the dangers that may be lurking outdoors − including those unseen dangers that may creep up. The following are a couple of things you can do to practice yard safety.

Call 811

While you call 911 for an emergency, 811 is another useful number. This is the number you should call before you dig in your Chico yard to plant, install a sprinkler system, do any landscaping, or anything else that involves work in the yard and digging. 

Utilities are buried in the ground and in yards. So, to protect yourself and your family, you should call 811 to help prevent any injuries and outages that can ultimately lead to costly repairs and fines. 

Use Fencing

Invisible fences can be installed around your property if you want the protection but don't like how regular fencing may make your yard look. However, this will only keep your dogs in; it will not be able to keep other people and dogs out of your yard. 

If this is a concern, then you should consider putting up regular fencing. This is also a good idea if you have small children, so they can remain safe while playing outside.

Safety Around the Pool

Pool safety is another big home concern. If you have a pool, then you need to make sure that the interior and exterior of the home is guarded. Adding motion lights and other similar elements outside can go a long way in keeping the pool area safe.

You should also consider purchasing an alarm system to help with your yard safety concerns as well. With an alarm system, you can tailor it to fit the unique needs of your home and your yard. 

You can choose how many cameras you need to make sure that every area is adequately monitored. If you have a pool, you can also get alarms on each door, so you know if someone opens the door to go out to the pool area.

Taking all these precautions are just a good start to keeping your home and family safe. For any other questions or safety concerns you may have and more information on choosing an alarm system for your home, contact a reliable security company in Chico, CA. 

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With 16 years of experience in law enforcement, Tim Truby, CEO, is fully certified in video surveillance and training.

  • Certified Advanced Crime Prevention Specialist
  • Academy Instructor Certification
  • California POST Certification in Specialized Surveillance Equipment
  • California POST Certification in Basic Crime Prevention
    • Advanced Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
    • Certified Alibi Security Dealer
    • Enhanced Risk and Threat Assessment (FEMA)
    • Incident Command System (100 & 200)
    • Certified Cognitech Video Forensic Investigator
    • Neighborhood Watch Toolkit Trainer
    • Computer Crimes/Investigations
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