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Protect Your Home While You Travel This Winter

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Winter has arrived, meaning you and your family will be traveling all over the country to go on a much-needed vacation or to just take in the snow-covered scenery. However, it is very important that you remember to ensure the security of your home before you head out so that you can return to a truly safe house after your trips. Our experts at SafeHouse LLC, your local security company, want that for our customers and have provided several tips on how to protect your home as you enjoy a winter driving adventure:

  • Let Neighbors Know: We recommend that you let your trusted neighbors know about your trip, what your destination is and when they can expect you back. Not only will this give you an extra set of eyes on your house, but it also will be very helpful if you run into an emergency out on the road and the authorities need to know where to send assistance.
  • Hide Your Keys Well: Though this may already be a practice that you do, it never hurts to change the hiding places of any spare keys you have. Make sure that you choose places that are hard to detect even if someone was searching for them, but also one that you will remember. Some new spots could be among shrubbery, taped behind a rain spout, given to a neighbor, placed in a lockbox, or anywhere else that is concealed from view. However, our experienced team at SafeHouse LLC, your home for a new security system, says not to use decorative rocks because a thief can smash a window with one

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  • Let People Think Someone’s Home: Here at SafeHouse LLC, your home security destination, we suggest that you put out clues that someone still is at your house before you go away. They could be a dog bowl outside the door, lights set on a timer that will go off at “bedtime,” work boots or equipment somewhere outside, etc. These signs will be useful in deterring would-be burglars.
  • Perform A Checklist Before You Leave: It is always a smart idea to make a mental home security checklist before you get in your car. Possible items to have on it are: locking all the doors and windows, ensuring your valuables are safely stored away, arming your security system (if you have one) and more. Though it may seem tedious, this practice will let you fully enjoy your trip with peace of mind.
  • Have SafeHouse Experts Install A Security System: Our experienced team at SafeHouse LLC, your local security company, think that the best safety measure you can have is allowing us to install a security system in your home. We will go over exactly what the system will do, answer any questions you might have, and guarantee that you feel entirely confident in the capabilities of this system. You deserve to have fun away from home, so let SafeHouse LLC give you that confidence.

Here at SafeHouse LLC, your home security destination, we always want our customers to enjoy living in #SAFECommunities and have a great time on all of their journeys this winter. Contact us for more tips or to schedule the installation of your new security system today!

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How You Can Keep Your Business Safe

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Here at SafeHouse LLC, your local security company, we want to remind everyone that we are not just focused on home security. We also want our customers to know the importance of keeping your business safe at all times, especially when you are not there. Though buying locks is a good first step, there are other practices that you can employ that will give you confidence in heading home for the night. Our team at SafeHouse LLC, your local security company, believes that having #SAFECommunities starts with ensuring the protection of our local businesses, because they are the bedrock of our community. Several ways you can keep your business safe includes:

– Have A Chime On Your Door — Having a bell, chime or other noisemaker is a simple and cost-effective way to always know when someone is coming in and out of your business. It also will an easy reminder for when you are expecting a meeting or a package to be delivered.

– Have GPS Tracking On All Work Vehicles — If you have a fleet of commercial vehicles that experience daily use, our staff at SafeHouse LLC, your local security company, suggests that you install GPS tracking on all of them. That way, you always will know exactly where your work vehicle is at all times and expand your business stress-free.

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– Install Security Cameras — This is a safety measure that our experienced team at SafeHouse LLC, your local security company, fully recommends that you have in and outside of your business. Not only are they an effective deterrent against theft, but they also will let you keep an eye on everything that is happening with your business. You also do not even have to be at work to monitor the cameras; you can do so from the comfort of your home. Be sure to ask our expert staff at SafeHouse LLC, your local security company, about which type of security cameras you should have and about the installation process.

– Keep A Key Log — We suggest that you always have a record of which employee has keys to your business. This is a great way to guarantee you know the exact amount of keys and not worry about misplacing one.

Our staff at SafeHouse LLC, your local security company, hopes that our customers who have businesses find these tips useful. Feel free to reach out to us about any questions you might have or how we can help your business be part of our #SAFECommunities.

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Tips On Having A Fun And Safe Halloween

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Halloween, the spookiest of holidays, is fast approaching and it always is such fun. It’s the holiday where everyone — no matter what age — can put on a costume, enjoy different parties, get delightfully terrified at haunted houses, watch plenty of horror movies and so much more. Naturally, Halloween is especially wonderful for the kids because that means trekking out into the neighborhood and eating all the candy they can find. Though having fun on Halloween is exciting, our team at SafeHouse LLC  also wants our customers to be safe as possible during the evening. To better assist our #SAFECommunities, we’ve put together several tips you can follow that will help you and your loved ones have the most BOOtiful Halloween this year. They include:

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– Making Costumes Visible — A  good idea is to ensure that all costumes are bright and easy to see in the nighttime. That can be accomplished by buying or making a brightly-colored costume, or by placing reflective tape in strategic areas (like on the chest and back) along the costume and on any trick-or-treat bags. This tip especially is important for children and will help them be seen by passing cars or by others on the streets.

– Trick-Or-Treating With Supervision — One of the most important ways to stay safe on Halloween is to have adult supervision for children 12 years old and under during their search for candy. If you feel that your older children are mature enough, then they can go trick-or-treating in pairs or groups. However, no child should ever be by themselves on Halloween night, so remember to keep a close eye on your costumed little ones and always know where they are.

– Bringing Plenty Of Light — Our staff at SafeHouse LLC, your local security company, thinks a key part of Halloween safety is to have everyone in your group carry multiple flashlights and glow sticks while you are out on Halloween night. That way, you always will be clearly visible to everyone else and you’ll know what exactly is in the shadows. It also is wise to choose houses with the lights on when your little goblins are seeking the best trick-or-treat spots.

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– Having Everyone’s Contact Information — We suggest that you and everyone else in your Halloween group share any and all contact information with each other, so you only experience the good kind of scares. We also suggest that everyone makes sure their cell phones are fully charged before you head out and that you have sufficient service. Your cell phone also can double as a light source.

– Examining All Trick-Or-Treat Candy — We’ve all heard the stories that razor blades, pills or other hazardous materials can be found in trick-or-treat candy. It may seem far-fetched today and unlikely in today’s world, but we at SafeHouse believe it always is better to be safe than sorry. This is why we definitely recommend that you thoroughly inspect each piece of candy you or your young ghouls receives after you get home from Halloween night. While it might make your kids upset they can’t dive into their candy feast right away, it certainly is worth the delay to have peace of mind about what they will be ingesting.

Here at SafeHouse LLC, your local security company, we want all of our #SAFECommunities to have the most spooktacular Halloween they can. We also want it to be as safe as possible, so remember to contact us if you have any questions or would like more information about Halloween safety. We hope you find these tips helpful and remember to save some candy for us!

How To Be Safe In The Work Place

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local security systemSafety is one of the most important factors in the modern workplace. With accidents and injuries happening every single day, SafeHouse wants our clients to stay informed of what they can do to prevent workplace incidents and issues so you can stay at work happy and healthy. #SAFEcommunities start with SafeHouse and a safe workplace starts with proper precautions. Take a few tips from your friends at SafeHouse, your local security company, and keep yourself and your coworkers safe.

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Follow Directions and Use Machines/Tools Correctly

Always make sure that you take the proper precautions when using machinery and tools. You should never take shortcuts, even if you think it makes work easier. Maybe using a screwdriver to dislodge something or climb scaffolding like it’s a ladder might sound like a good idea at the time, but it could end in a tragic workplace incident. Never use a tool in place of another for a particular job, as taking shortcuts is a huge cause of workplace injuries. Make sure you’re always properly trained in equipment before using it as well, so you are always following proper directions.

Be Aware of Easily Accessible Emergency Exits

Your workplace should always have emergency exits that you can reach quickly and easily. There should be nothing blocking these exits at all, as a clear path is essential for accessibility. You should always have a clear path to all emergency equipment shutoffs in case you have to turn off a piece of equipment quickly to prevent an accident. Your workplace should always make their staff aware of all emergency exits and emergency equipment shutoffs in case they need to be accessed.

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Wear the Proper Safety Equipment

Most safety equipment is designed with the exact goal of preventing accidents and injury. If you’re not wearing the correct safety equipment, then you’re practically asking for an injury. Management should always brief their employees on what safety equipment they need and follow up by enforcing that the staff is wearing it at all times. Equipment such as hard hats, safety goggles, masks, and earplugs are just a few examples of some essential workplace equipment that can prevent issues and injuries.

Always Report Unsafe Work Conditions

Management should always do everything in their power to make sure that their workplace is safe and their employees have good working conditions, but they cannot fix issues that they are not aware of. You should always inform your supervisor of any workplace risks or safety hazards so they can be taken care of as soon as possible. Awareness is the first step in fixing an issue, so make sure that management always knows when there is a problem so it can be solved in a timely manner.

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Sentech Merger Announcement

Safehouse is pleased to announce that we have entered into a definitive merger agreement with Sentech, a leading provider of security alarm systems!