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October is Pumpkin Everything

October 18, 2018

Finally, autumn has arrived!

No matter the season, LifeShield cares about your safety. One of the greatest benefits of a LifeShield Home Security system is putting your mind at ease whether you are at home, traveling, or simply running errands. Having a LifeShield system in your home is one of the best decisions you can make.

This month is also host to both National Crime Prevention month and Fire Prevention Week, each celebrated to build awareness of important statistics and preventative measures you can take to keep your home, family, and neighborhood safer.

In this issue, we also feature fresh ideas on securing your master bedroom, and share safety reminders to keep everyone safe on Halloween.

National Crime Prevention Month

Since 1984, the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) has been working to spread the word about safety and crime prevention through its National Crime Prevention Month initiative during the month of October. The organization works with local law enforcement, government agencies, schools, businesses, civic groups and many other national organizations to implement safety best practices.

During National Crime Prevention month, it is a great time to evaluate your home and make the smart purchase of a home security system. Do not make it easy for a burglar to enter your home or your community. After you purchase your LifeShield system, or add-on items to make your system even more secure, spread the word around your community to help your neighbors make smart decisions as well. Having a safe community is just as important as protecting your home and family!

Everyone can do his or her part to spread the word and reduce crime. Volunteer in your community and make sure to teach your children safety tips, and how to avoid and report a crime they may witness.

Tips on Securing the Master Bedroom

Did you know that nearly twice as many burglaries happen during the day between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. as happen at night when it is dark outside?

In addition to safety measures like keeping doors and windows locked and the alarm set during the day even if you are home, it is important to keep an eye on who is coming and going in the neighborhood, and generally to be aware of who is hanging around your home. Many burglars scout neighborhoods for days before they strike. They like to get to know the patterns of people leaving and returning to the home throughout the day.

Statistics show that the master bedroom is typically the first place a burglar will go once he has entered the home, because it is usually where expensive jewelry, a locked safe, and hidden cash can be found.

That is why the simplest defense is to add a motion sensor pointed at the entry door to the bedroom so you will know the moment someone enters. Following are a few additional ideas that may help:

Halloween Safety

Halloween is a fun and magical time of year for both children and adults. The spirit of Halloween is exciting and spooky! Trick-or-treating, classroom and work parties, and local hayrides and haunted houses make for fun memories.

While there is no reason to spoil all of the fun, safety does come first. Here are a few helpful tips to keep your family and home safe this Halloween:

Fire Prevention

Get involved in the community, educate yourself, and keep your children informed!

To help keep your home and family safe from fire: