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Hello November!

November 01, 2018

The month of November in the United States is traditionally a time for togetherness, gratitude, and sharing a meal with friends and family. It’s also the month where the days get shorter, the December holidays draw closer, and we feel the end of another year coming all too quickly.

Don’t Forget! Daylight saving time ends on Sunday, November 4, at which time clocks will go back one hour and we all “lose” an hour of sleep. On the bright side, this brings more daylight in the morning! For many people, daylight savings time also serves as a great safety reminder to replace the batteries in your smoke detectors. It is better to replace than to worry!

November is also the month we observe Veteran’s Day so on the 12th be sure to thank a Veteran and show your appreciation for their service.


November is National Gratitude Month

In honor of National Gratitude Month, we would like to express our sincere appreciation to our customers for the opportunity to be your home security provider. We strive every day to deliver the safest and most affordable home security services to our customers nationwide, so we value the daily feedback we receive from you on our products and services and enjoy hearing about your individual experiences with the LifeShield system. Keep sharing your stories with us because we love to share them with others!


“Couldn’t be easier! LifeShield makes ordering, installation, set up and testing a breeze.”

-Sharon


“LifeShield Home Security is an excellent home security alarm system at a reasonable price. Before purchasing the system I reviewed and compared it to all to the other home security alarm systems in the market. Based on what I needed and the price of monitoring, I found LifeShield Home Security to be the best choice for me. I am a happy with the choice I made and would recommend the home security system to others in the need of home security at a reasonable cost.”

-Michael


Helpful Tips for Home Protection

Now that Halloween has come and gone, the holiday season is officially in full swing. LifeShield is here to help keep your month happier and safer with some helpful tips on incorporating LifeShield into your daily routine:


Securing your Kitchen

It is commonly said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. At parties, it seems all the guests would rather crowd into the kitchen than be anywhere else. Throughout the course of your day, it is usually the most visited room and where both holiday and every day meals are prepared with love.

We can’t talk about safety and security in the kitchen without highlighting the importance of fire safety. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA®), unattended cooking is a top cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the United States. In fact, NFPA statistics show that three in ten home fires start in the kitchen – which is more than any other room in the house. So, it makes great sense to have a LifeShield Fire Safety Sensor in your kitchen that will alert both you and the fire department, the moment a fire starts. It is also important to keep a fire extinguisher close by and to move any flammable objects several feet away from the stovetop.

A lot of time will be spent in the kitchen this month! So what else could use some extra security in there? It depends on how you spend your time at home, and who is living there with you. Following are a few different ideas you can use:

It is always a good idea to add a video camera – Since the kitchen is the hub of a lot of activity throughout the day and night, a video camera is a great way to keep an eye on things. Many people even keep their pet bowls of food and water in the kitchen. A video camera will help you watch over your pets while you are away so you can remind kids or pet sitters to feed them as needed.


Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Thanksgiving is typically an all-day event spent with friends or family. Whether you are one of the cooks, watching football, the traveler, or playing with the kids, the day is centered on food and spending time with loved ones. Everyone has a role to play to make the day — and the meal – a big success!

Since cooking the turkey and all the sides can put a lot of pressure on the chef, s/he may appreciate being able to focus on the food while you help out in other ways. Ask the host how you can be useful because everyone loves a thoughtful guest! Keeping younger kids entertained is always a great idea. That turkey will be cooking for a while, so be sure to bring a family game or play some cards to bring people together and share some laughs.

Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injury, the majority of which are caused by unattended kitchens. Here are a few kitchen safety reminders for the holidays:

Monitoring your home with LifeShield is an important decision, so just remember to activate your system every day, whether you’re at home or not.

Enjoy everything November has to offer and stay safe!