Now that fall has arrived, many Maryland residents are preparing themselves for the cold weather that is sure to follow. With the colder weather comes the increased risk for bursting pipes and residential fires, so it’s best to include some maintenance with your preparation plans. One way to help prepare your home is to also prepare your home security system as well. Before you completely close up your home for the winter, consider these steps to prepare your home security system for the fall and winter.
Many home security systems run on some type of battery life. For many homeowners, as long as the warning beep for a low battery isn’t sounding, they feel like their system is fine. Instead of waiting until the last minute to hope you have batteries on hand to replace the old ones, consider taking the time to check the life of your batteries. Ensuring your batteries are functioning properly is a major way to help protect your home and family with your home security system.
Many home security systems use sensors to help monitor activity and alert to possible damaging or criminal activity. If you have moved your furniture around or haven’t checked your sensors, it’s important to ensure they are still working properly. Many systems use image and motion sensors, which can be thrown off if furniture is obstructing their view of the room. Be sure to keep all furniture away from the sensors to ensure their full functionality while also never placing moving items in the path of your sensor. If you have a fireplace or a rotating heater, your sensor could be tripped by the movement on accident.
Your home security system should be maintained at least once a year by a contractor to ensure all components are working properly. Fall is the perfect time to conduct the maintenance before weather becomes too severe.
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Integrated Technologies Group has been providing the residents of Maryland with quality home security systems for over a decade. Along with offering a home security system for your Maryland home, we also offer home theater services, home automation services, and central vacuum services. Integrated Technologies Group now provides the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, and West Virginia with home security systems.
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