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Home Safety Checklist For Orlando

Keeping safe and secure in your home should be your topmost priority. But are you missing a few big safety items? Use this home safety checklist for Orlando and find out where your house needs greater attention.

We give you a few whole-house safety items, and then we break it down on a room level. Then, phone (407) 789-2352 or fill out the form below to get your house set up.

Whole Home Safety Checklist

General Home Safety Checklist for Orlando

While you will want to use a room-to-room approach to home safety in Orlando, there are some methods that are practical for your entire home. These items can talk with one another through a smart hub, and can even respond to other components. You might also manage each of your home safety devices using a mobile app, such as ADT Control:

  • Monitored Security System: Each one of your doors and windows should employ a sensor that notifies you and your family to intrusion. As the alarm goes off, your monitoring agent answers the call and calls the police or fire department.

  • Smart Lighting For Each Room: Sure, you can set your smart bulbs to make your house more eco-conscience. But smart lights can also allow you to keep safe throughout an emergency. Make your downstairs lights flip on when an alarm trips to scare off burglars or illuminate the way out to a safe place.

  • Smart Thermostat: Likewise, a smart thermostat in Orlando could save you up to 15% in gas and electric spending. Also, it can turn on an exhaust fan when your alarms senses a fire.

  • Monitored Fire Detectors: It’s code that you need to have a fire alarm on every level of your house. You can increase your fire game by utilizing a monitored fire detector that senses unusual heat and smoke, and alerts your 24/7 monitoring team when it detects a fire.

  • Smart Door Locks: Every door that needs a keyed lock can use a smart door lock. Now you can program codes to each family member and receive notifications to your mobile device when your locks are unlocked. Your doors can even automatically unlock, helping you to quickly flee the house if you have a fire or other emergency.

Family Room Safety Checklist

Family Room/Living Room Safety Checklist For Orlando

You’ll hang out most in the family room, so it’s the perfect room to start your home safety makeover. Electronics, like a big screen or video games, probably are located in your living room, making it an alluring space for burglars. Begin with placing a motion sensor or security camera in your room, then take a look at the following ideas:

  • Motion Sensors: By installing motion sensors, you’ll get a loud siren if they sense unexpected motion in your family room. Look for motion detectors that filter out a dog or cat or you’ll see your sirens go off every time your dog passes through for a bite of food.

  • Security Camera: An indoor security camera offers an eye on your family room. Get real-time streams of your room so you can see what’s happening from the mobile app. Or talk with your family when they get home from school with the two-way talk feature.

  • Surge Protector/Outlet Maintenance: Make sure you protect expensive electronics and stop overloading your circuits with a surge protector. For extra comfort, set up a smart plug with a surge protector in the unit.

  • Heavy Furniture Bolted To The Wall: If you have curious kids, you’ll need to attach your heavy furniture and entertainment center to the wall. This is extra crucial if your living room has carpeting that might make furniture extra unbalanced.

  • Enhanced Locks For Glass Doors: If your living room has a sliding door that leads to a deck, patio, or screened-in porch, you know that the latch is pretty worthless. Put in a custom lock, like a cross bar or small locks that are located on the bottom and top of the frame.

Kitchen Safety Checklist

Kitchen Safety Checklist For Orlando

The kitchen has many items that can add safety and security to your home. Most of these items are also simple to add and can be purchased from the a retail store:

  • Fire Extinguisher: Fire can come from from a neglected skillet or a faulty burner. Always have a fire extinguisher at the ready for any kitchen mishaps.

  • GFCI Box On Every Outlet: A circuit interrupter outlet should be used anywhere they’re by water to prevent electrocution. That includes the plug outlets close to your kitchen counter and sink. Since the late ‘80s, it’s been required to have one circuit interrupter outlet per dedicated circuit. But for simplicity’s sake, you’ll want to install a separate GFCI for every outlet.

  • Monitored Carbon Monoxide Detector: A CO detector is handy in kitchens that employ a gas stove and oven. If your gas lines spring a leak, the carbon monoxide detector will play a loud, buzzing sound and ping your monitoring professional.

  • Clorox Wipes Or Spray: The most overlooked safety problem in the kitchen is the invisible bacteria and protein from blood from meat and other foods. Always keep antiviral wipes or spray to scrub off your counters when cooking.

  • Refrigerator/Freezer Alarm: The items in the fridge have to stay at a constant temperature to be ready to use. If you leave the freezer or refrigerator door open too long, then a small beep will remind you to close the door. Some appliances already have an alarm, older models do not, and you’ll have to buy a fridge alarm from the store.

Bathroom Safety Checklist

Bathroom Safety Checklist For Orlando

Just because you may not have a lot of space in your bathroom there’s still safety concerns. From water problems to medicine care, here are a few safety improvements for your bathroom:

  • Flood Sensors: A leaking toilet or bathtub can cause an expensive amount of water damage. Deal with a water problem with a flood detector and save a bunch of money from water damage.

  • Textured Bathroom Mats: A slip and fall in the bathroom can be painful, causing pulled muscles, sore joints, or trips to the hospital. You can prevent these hazards with a non-slip bathroom mat for your wet feet.

  • Textured Bathtub Strips: Another water hazard, a tub can be a slick surface to be on. It’s a good idea that every bathtub has some textured strips so your feet have a textured patch to gain traction.

  • Medicine Door Lock: If you have young kids or someone with memory complications, you should take extra attention regarding prescription medicine. Secure your prescriptions by installing a medicine cabinet with a latch that locks.

  • Circuit Interrupter Outlet: While installing better outlets in the kitchen, you should also put in a safer circuit interrupter outlet on each bathroom outlet. This will shut off the current if water enters the outlet or there’s a sudden surge from a curling iron or hair dryer.

Child's Bedroom Safety Checklist

Child’s Bedroom Safety Checklist For Orlando

Your child’s bedroom should pair safety with simplicity. If their window coverings or other things are safe but hard to operate, then your child may get around the device with risky activities -- like scale a bookshelf -- to touch them. Try these straightforward, and safe, ideas:

  • Cordless Window Treatments: Safety professionals have long called corded window treatments a hidden problem for children and animals. Install motorized shades that your child can easily control via remote control. Or go state-of-the-art and link your motorized coverings to your security system so they open on a schedule when it’s time to get up, and close at bedtime for an easier sleep.

  • Tableside Security Camera: A security camera placed on your toddler’s desk can double as an HD baby monitor that you can view from your phone. And when they want something, they can hit the intercom talk button on the camera.

  • Plug Covers: While each outlet should have outlet safety caps on them when you have small children, this is doubly important in a child’s bedroom. It’s the one place in your home where your child will most likely play solo without parental supervision.

  • Window Safety Ladder: If you have bedrooms on above the first floor, then you need to have a window escape ladder. These should help a young one leave the house in case the stairs or lower levels are on fire. Just remember to go over how to use them a few times a year.

  • Toy Chest Or Low Bookshelves: It’s strange to think about a toy chest as a safety item, but you’ll see the light if you’ve ever walked on a building block in your stocking feet. A clean floor let your child have a quick retreat when there’s a safety or security event.

Master Bedroom Safety Checklist

Main Bedroom Safety Checklist For Orlando

Your master bedroom should be your calm space, so let your safety components make life easier if you have an emergency event. After all, being jerked awake by a loud buzzer can be quite a shock.

  • Smart Hub Touchscreen: Having a smart hub on your dresser gives you a sense of what’s what that noise was without jumping out of bed. You could always turn on your ADT phone app but, the HD touchscreen can be easier to manage to use when you’re yawning and confused.

  • Device Charging Stand: We rely on our cell phones for so many things now GPS, news readers, time wasters, and --legend has it-- even phones. However, a dead phone can cut us off from communications if there’s a problem. To make sure your phone always works, a charging cord or station is an important part of your nightstand.

  • Nightlights Or Voice Activated Smart Lights: A tiny light helps ground you when you’re bolted awake from a fire alarm or other sounds. If you won’t drift off to sleep with a small nightlight, install a smart bulb in your bedroom. Then you can get light on-demand with a push of a button or voice command.

  • Fireproof Lockbox: Store your essential paperwork like birth certificates, passports, or banking information in a fireproof lockbox. This can be a bigger one that camps out out of the way or a smaller portable lockbox that you can grab on your way out during an emergency event.

  • Temperature Sensor: The drawback with bedrooms is that they can be too stuffy or be frigid because they sit far away from the thermostat. A heat sensor will communicate to your smart thermostat so you will have a comfortable, relaxing sleep at a wonderful climate.

Garage Safety Checklist

Garage/Basement Safety Checklist For Orlando

Most safety needs in the garage or basement have to do with your pipes or heating system. Seeing hazards at the source can stave away bigger emergencies in the future. So, as you walk around your garage or basement, take note of these critical items:

  • Water Sensor Or Sump Pump Alarm: Installing a flood alarm by your water heater and sump pump can save you from finding a lake when you go into your garage or basement. It’s much better than sifting through a bunch of soiled storage boxes.

  • Carbon Monoxide Alarm: It’s beneficial to hang a carbon monoxide detector in areas where a natural gas leak can occur. If you use gas heat, you should install an alarm in the same place as your inbound pipes.

  • Remote Water Shutoff Valve: If your water sensor finds a hot water leak or a broken pipe, then you will have to cap the main water pipe immediately. With a remote shutoff valve, you can block water flow from your phone. That’s perfect when you’re out of town and see an emergency leak text on your smartphone.

  • Garage Door Sensor: Leaving the garage door open leads to all sorts of problems. You can lose heat or air through that open door, and all sorts of animals or intruders can just saunder in. A sensor will text you about a neglected garage door and lets you lower it with your phone.

  • Heat Sensor: A heat sensor in your basement or garage is essential if you worry about your pipes freezing. The heat in these areas can be drastically different than the rest of the house, so you will need to keep a closer eye on the temp through your mobile app.

Outside perimeter checklist

Home Perimeter Safety Checklist for Orlando

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

  • Outdoor Camera: You can install outdoor cameras to guard against unusual movement in your back yard. These devices are especially useful in places where you may not have a window installed -- like around a cellar or by the driveway.

  • Low Bushes: High foliage can create some serenity, but they also obscure you seeing into the yard. Don’t give potential thieves a dark shadow to hide. Plus, tall shrubs or trees against your home can obstruct gutters and bring in bugs.

  • ADT Signs And Decals: One of the most popular discouragements for a break-in is telling potential rogues that you have a monitored security system. An ADT yard stick by the stoop and a window cling will alert people that they should shove off to an unprotected score.

  • Motion Triggered Flood Lights: Light is the biggest deterrent to people who lurk in the unlit places. Motion-triggered lights on your porch, garage, or deck can help scare possible intruders away. Flood lights also help you get inside when you come to the house on those dark, winter nights.

Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To Help Complete Your Home Safety Checklist for Orlando

While Secure24 Alarm Systems can’t install each household item on your Orlando home safety checklist, we can bring you a customized security system. With alarms, security cameras, and home automation, we can customize the ideal system for your family’s needs. Simply phone (407) 789-2352 and talk to a professional or fill out the form below. Or customize your own system with our Security System Designer.