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Warming Up for Summertime

June 11, 2019

Sunlight

June is here, and with it comes the end of school, workplace summer hours, and the start of vacation days.
 
Adjust your routine but not your LifeShield habits! Even though we all love screened doors and the comings and goings of the kids’ friends, it’s important to remember to keep your home safe by arming your system every day.

‘Tis the Season for Recycling Collection Events

June is a peak time of year for household recycling and collection events. These provide a safe, easy way to dispose of many household items in an environmentally friendly manner. Each weekend, there are countless recycling events happening across the country for all types of household items such as: oil-based paint, toxic liquids like paint thinners and garden chemicals, paper shredding, prescription medicines, and all types of electronics including tube televisions, computers, cell phones, and old electrical cords.

You can find the recycling events in your neighborhood by calling your local community college, police department, or by checking your local paper.

Arming Your System With an Open Window

In many areas of the country, June weather is a time to throw open the windows and enjoy the breeze. Some homes without air conditioning require open windows for a comfortable night’s sleep, too.

If you are a person who loves being at home with open windows, remember to close all windows when you are leaving home for the day and before you arm your system. It’s your best defense against daytime intruders.

And if you must sleep at night with open windows, you should still arm your system at night. Here’s what to do: If a sensor is open when you are trying to arm the system, you will be prompted to bypass the sensor. At that point, you can either close the door or window and try to arm again, or bypass the sensor altogether and it will not be monitored until the next time the system is armed.

Either way, arm your system day and night, whether you’re at home or away from it!


Water Safety

June is National Safety Month

Each June, the National Safety Council offers helpful information on reducing the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in our homes and communities.

Because LifeShield is an ideal workplace security system for small businesses, we’re sharing these helpful safety tips for small business owners:

Small Business Owners can save a lot of time and money by choosing LifeShield Home Security as their total business security solution. Call today to learn more about adding a LifeShield security system to protect your small business.


Travel Tips

This Month, It’s Dad’s Turn!

Is your son a new Dad? Is your own Father aging in place at home? Father’s Day is a fantastic time to help the Dad in your life protect his home, his family, and himself with a LifeShield system. 

LifeShield is the perfect gift for young Dads who are just starting out and who enjoy the advanced technology of a whole home security system. Tech-savvy Dads will love the DIY LifeShield system because it’s easy to set up and customize in under an hour (depending on the size of your home and the number of windows and doors you’d like to secure).

And for the elder Fathers and Grandfathers who are aging in place at home, LifeShield will help keep them safer and more connected to you.

LifeShield also offers the ease of Smarthome connection features via Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Z-Wave Plus compatibility, so it can also be used to manage lighting controls, door locks, cameras, and appliances.

As you know, LifeShield is simple to set up, and easy for people of all ages to use. Call today to learn more about adding a secondary system to your account for a Dad in your life who could use one!


Travel Tips

Home Invasion Crime Statistics

The biggest deterrent to burglars are homeowners who think ahead and protect their home with a security system before a break in occurs. Since data shows that burglaries spike in the summer months, we are sharing some important statistical information so that you can stay informed and be better prepared1:

According to the FBI:

LifeShield is the Perfect Home Security System for Renters

That last statistic is a frightening one when you consider that, according to the Pew Research Center, there are more renters today than there were at any time over the past 50 years1. Since nearly 40% of all U.S. residents are renters, that leaves a lot of homes vulnerable because burglars see them as an easy target.

Many people don’t realize that a whole home wireless security system like LifeShield is perfect for individuals, couples, and families who rent their homes because they are affordable, simple to set up, and easy to dismantle when it’s time to move and set up again in your next home. And because of the strong, double-sided tape used to secure door/window, fire and other sensors, there is no damage to doors, walls, or trim when carefully removed.

If you have any questions on how to use a feature of the LifeShield system, you can always check out our LifeShield support center at https://support.lifeshield.com/s/.  

Stay safe everyone and enjoy the month!

1https://www.alarms.org/burglary-statistics/

2https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/07/19/more-u-s-households-are-renting-than-at-any-point-in-50-years/