When it comes to the safety of your family and home, taking proactive steps to ensure security is essential. One of the best ways to ensure safety in Temecula Valley is by establishing  house rules that prioritize safety and home security. In this article, we will discuss five essential house rules that every family in Temecula Valley should follow to keep their home safe and secure.

House Rule #1: Keep the Doors Locked

A person locking a door

One of the most straightforward steps to ensure your home’s safety is keeping your doors locked at all times. Whether you’re home or away, locking your doors can prevent intruders from entering your home.

Total Connect App and Geofence Technology

With a home security alarm system, you can take your safety to the next level by using the Total Connect app to set a geofence. The app can automatically lock or unlock your doors using GPS technology to detect when you are leaving or arriving at your home. When you leave the designated area (geofence), the Total Connect app will arm your security system, locking your doors and activating any other security features you have in place. You can also receive notifications through the app to confirm your doors are locked, giving you peace of mind when you’re away from home.

House Rule #2: Prepare an Emergency Kit

Emergencies can happen at any time, and being prepared is crucial. An emergency kit should include basic supplies like food, water, first-aid, and important documents and valuables. Make sure everyone in your family knows the location of  the emergency kit and how to use it. 

A 72 hour emergency kit

House Rule #3: Keep Electrical Outlets Safe for Children

Child attempting to put his finger in an electrical outlet alongside an electrical outlet with protective covers.

Electrical outlets can be dangerous to young children if they insert objects into them. To keep your children safe, cover all electrical outlets with safety plugs. Additionally, educate your children on the dangers of electrical outlets.

House Rule #4: Arm Your Home Security System

If you have a home security alarm system, always arm it when you leave the house. This added layer of protection can prevent burglaries and give you peace of mind when you’re away from home. Moreover, regularly test your alarm system to ensure it’s working correctly.

A woman and child eat in their kitchen with the house alarm keypad showing us that the alarm is armed

House Rule #5: Store Medicine Safely

Medications can be dangerous if not stored correctly, especially if they are within reach of children. Ensure all medications are stored in a locked cabinet or container to prevent accidental ingestion. Additionally, you can take your home security to the next level by adding a sensor to your medicine cabinet to alert your alarm system when opened. With this added feature, you will receive notifications through your Total Connect app, giving you peace of mind and allowing you to take action if necessary. By storing medicine safely and adding a sensor to your medicine cabinet, you can ensure your family’s safety and prevent any accidents from happening.

By following these simple house rules, you can ensure the safety and security of your family in Temecula Valley. Regularly reviewing and updating your house rules is a good idea to ensure they remain relevant and effective in keeping your family safe.

If you want to learn more about the many benefits of a life safety and home security system, we invite you to contact us today. We’d be happy to answer any questions and help you find the perfect life safety solution for your home. So why wait? Call A-Bell Alarms today and take the first step towards a safer, more secure home for your family!