Home Safety Resources from Total Alarm Systems
Having ADT monitored home alarm system equipment installed in your home is the first line of defense against threats ranging from burglary to medical emergencies, fires and other situations when you need help quickly. However, there are many things you can do to reduce the risk of you or a loved one experiencing a household accident, poisoning, or fire. Learn more about the home alarm benefits, and check out the resources below for more information.
These are some of our favorite resources on the Web, offering valuable tips, checklists and information about everything from child-proofing your home to preparing a fire escape plan. Don't wait until after an emergency happens - it might be too late. Make sure your home is a safe haven and prepare your family in advance to handle emergency situations like fires, medical problems and accidents. In a life-threatening situation, a little advance preparation can make all the difference.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, or the FBI, is a national security and law enforcement organization. Its mission is to protect and defend the country, to enforce criminal laws and to act as a leading body for federal, state, judicial and international criminal justice agencies. The FBI's website is a great resource for getting nationwide crime statistics, running background checks on babysitters and neighbors, and a number of other useful services that ensure the safety of your home.
The U.S. Fire Administration provides important information to help prevent and prepare for home fires. The website includes everything from smoke alarm recalls to tips on using and maintaining fire extinguishers to arson awareness information.
This site is a great resource for parents with small children and a must in any situation when you think someone in the home may have been exposed to or ingested a poison. The site includes the poison control hotline number, a finder for local poison centers, and practical tips for keeping kids safe around common household poisons.
In addition to useful tips on a range of topics from choking prevention to water safety to disaster preparedness, this site features a great tool that enables you to create a customized home safety checklist. You can even sign up for a free home safety newsletter. Act now to help prevent common household injuries and accidents. Be sure to install an ADT monitored home security system, but also be proactive in making the interior of your home a safer place for you and your loved ones.