Lourdes Berindoague was sitting in school one day when everyone began to feel sick.
One of her classmates raised her hand to answer a question and fell from her chair. Another girl began to vomit. A third student went to the bathroom, where he fainted.
“I was scared,” Berindoague told CBC News earlier this month. “I didn’t know if it would happen to me.”
What was happening was a carbon monoxide leak, which sent 50 students and staff members at Lourdes’ school — École des Découvreurs in Montreal – to the hospital.
Fortunately, everyone at the school appears to be OK. But not everyone who encounters carbon monoxide is as lucky.
Known as “the silent killer,” carbon monoxide is a gas that forms when fuels such as wood and oil don’t fully burn off, creating colorless, odorless, invisible fumes.
In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to detect carbon monoxide leaks in your home or business and how Montgomery County gas safety systems can help protect against this deadly threat.
You’re a conscientious homeowner. You shovel your walk after every snowstorm, clean your gutters every fall and replace the batteries in your smoke alarms every six months.
It’s steps like these that make you a responsible citizen and keep your loved ones safe. But these aren’t the only things you can do to protect your home.
By adding environmental sensors to your home, you can protect your property and – more importantly – protect your family. Here’s how:
When you picture a burglary, don’t think of some high-tech criminal mastermind who figures out a way to bypass your home alarm system.
Nearly a third of all burglaries happen simply because someone neglected to lock their doors.
That’s why securing your property doesn’t have to start and stop with putting in a home alarm system. Bucks, PA residents can make themselves safer with these simple steps.
When you think you of a security camera, you might picture the grainy monitor behind the counter at a convenience store, or the type of high tech system detectives use to track the bad guys on cop shows.
Either way, not the type of thing you’d have at home.
The truth is, security cameras have come a long way over the years, offering homeowners an affordable, but still state-of-the-art – method of keeping themselves, their family and their belongings safe.
In this blog post, we’ll look at some of the benefits of installing security camera systems in Bucks, PA.
There are a lot of simple, practical measures you can take to protect your home. Having fresh batteries in your smoke alarms. Locking your doors, and leaving some lights on at night if you’re out. Making sure mail/newspapers don’t pile up when you’re on vacation.
But for an added layer of protection, you need professional-installed security hardware. In the interest of Bucks County home security, we’ve put together this list of some common security hardware you can install in your home.
If you or the company you work for owns and operates a CCTV surveillance security system in PA, you’re surely already aware of the system’s many benefits. Closed circuit television security cameras are well known the world over for their ability to reduce and even deter crime. They can be used in both internal and external environments, even in instances of extreme weather. And because CCTV cameras are so omnipresent in our environment, the criminals or vandals whose images and actions are captured by the closed circuit cameras are often not even aware of the system’s presence.
It’s summer time. Your kids are out of school, and you’re about to embark on a well-earned vacation.
Do you know who isn’t going on a vacation this summer?
Your local burglar. While you’re planning your getaway, he’s plotting his next break-in. Don’t make life easy for him. Follow these summer security tips to guard your home while you’re away.
1. Think like a burglar
What would a thief see if he looked at your home? A ladder left near a widow? Overgrown shrubs where he could hide? A dog door? Can you see valuables from outside the home?
In the time it takes you to read this sentence, someone in America will have committed a burglary.
It’s just basic statistics. According to the FBI crime clock, someone commits a burglary every 16 seconds.
We recognize that this might seem like an alarming statistic for new homeowners, but our aim here isn’t to scare people, but to get them to think about PA home security systems. Use this security checklist to help make your new home a safer place.
The popularity of security measures against home invasion robberies and similar crimes is quite understandable, given that one in every five residences experiences a home invasion every year – according to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics division. The steps you can take to protect your home from such attempted burglaries are relatively simple, and include locking your windows and making sure “bump keys” don’t work on your front door.
Smartphones and tablets may not be completely ubiquitous, but they are extremely common. To take advantage of this constant connectivity, it is now possible to access or receive notifications from your home security system in Bucks County on a multitude of devices. Here are some offerings that Holicong Security feels best benefit customers:
E-Technology Notification and Monitoring
Holicong Security recognizes that while people may be away from home, they are not out of contact. So we provide security system services that include notifications to your mobile device of any alarm signals that occur throughout the system. This includes not just perimeter monitoring and burglar alarms, but also our various environmental sensors that can detect gas leaks, flooding, and temperature spikes or drops. If your email account is suddenly unavailable, you can access a history of these notifications through our online account information system.
For more hands-on homeowners, additional technology enables access to a variety of video-based services. Holicong Security systems can provide a secure live stream of any cameras you have installed to a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet, or to any internet-connected computer. This allows you to always keep an eye on what’s going on in your home. We can also set up security monitoring installations that send short video clips of areas where a sensor or alarm system has been tripped. This makes it easy to tell if a burglar got into your home or a teenager forgot to disarm the alarm once they got in the door. Continue reading