What to Do if You Are Home With an Intruder

Your home is like your private oasis. Sadly, some people target our houses to get a quick payoff. You don’t want to think about the possibility of someone breaking into your home, but it’s important to know what to do if it happens. Coming home to find you were burglarized can be scary, but it feels even worse to realize it’s happening while you’re there. Read more

The Importance of Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Hundreds of Americans die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning. Invisible but deadly, carbon monoxide leaks can occur due to a variety of household appliances and equipment — and many go unnoticed until it is too late. When carbon monoxide is inhaled, it can cause severe illness and even death.

The only reliable way to detect a carbon monoxide leak is with a carbon monoxide alarm. If your home or business does not have a carbon monoxide detector, you may be at serious risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Home Safety for Seniors

Feeling safe and secure in your home is important for anyone, but it is especially important for seniors. As we grow older, it is often impossible to maintain complete independence. This can be a difficult transition for many aging people. If you have an older relative that wishes to continue living independently in their own home, there are measures to take that will help keep them safe. Read more

October Is Fire Safety Month

Fire Prevention Month was created to spread more awareness about the dangers of house fires and to increase preparedness in case of an emergency. This October, we want to help you and your family become more knowledgeable about the dangers of house fires and learn what you can do to be safe.

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Best and Worst Places to Hide Valuables in Your Home

We all have belongings that are important to us. When it comes to your valuables, you may have hiding places in your home where you keep them. But how secure are those hiding places? Would a thief think to look there? Your hiding places may not be as good as you think. Here are some of the best and worst places you can hide valuables from burglars.

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How to Teach Kids About Home Security

As a parent, it’s your job to keep your kids safe. That’s probably one of the main reasons why you installed your home security system. It gives you greater peace of mind from knowing that you and your family are safe. But even with your security system, you should teach your kids about home security. Read more

Qolsys Security Solutions

Summit Security now offers Qolsys Security Solutions for our Utah customers. Qolsys home security offers more than you get from standard home security systems. Qolsys products offer a complete smart home solution that allows you full control of your home from a simple Qolsys IQ panel.

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Security Checklist for Moving Into a New Home

When you move, there are many details that you have to organize. Whether you’re moving across town, across the state or across the country, moving is a stressful time. Because you have so many concerns about your move, it’s likely that some will get pushed to the side. It’s okay to address some of these later on, but something that should stay one of your main concerns is your security for your new home.

A burglar may see a move as a chance to break in. They’ll know your old home is vacant and may see if you left anything of value behind. If they notice you moving into your new home, they may picture your home cluttered with labeled boxes, making finding valuables much easier.

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How to Keep Your Home Safe While Traveling

Vacations are a time to rejuvenate and tuck away the routines of home life, but it can be hard to relax without knowing if your possessions will be where you left them when you return. Your to-do list may already be full of travel prep work, but you won’t regret taking some extra time to follow a few home security tips before you leave.

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How to Create a Fire Escape Plan

A fire escape plan is a set of instructions to inform residents how to safely evacuate in the case of an emergency. These plans can be made for personal homes, schools and places of business. These plans are extremely useful for any type of emergency, but especially in the case of a fire. If you don’t already have one in place, you need to create a fire escape plan for your home to help keep you and your family safe.

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