With the COVID-19 pandemic and the latest news on self-quarantines and large gathering limits in Charleston, there’s a good chance that you and your family will be spending a large part of the next few weeks in and around your home.
Though most essential resources are not expected to be scarce (except for toilet paper, of course), keeping your home and family safe and protected should still be a high priority as COVID quarantines continue in the Lowcountry.
To help you out with your home security checklist, below are a few items to cross off that list during our Lowcountry quarantine.
Very often it can be a simple open door that can lead to a burglary or break-in, so make sure and do a thorough check on your door’s deadbolts and window’s locks to make sure they are locking correctly.
Any door or window locks that aren’t closing/locking properly you’ll want to see if you can correct it sooner rather than later (most are quite easy to replace).
If you’ve added user accounts/codes to your home security system for your contractors, repairmen or other third-party provider, it’s probably a good idea to take the time to delete those from your system.
If for some reason a new user account wasn’t created for them and someone knows any of your system’s alarm user codes, now would be a good time to change those out.
We can’t stress enough the importance of testing your alarm system to ensure your emergency signals are reaching your monitoring station (and, in turn, the authorities).
All you’ll need to do is contact your local security company here in Charleston and have them place your system on “TEST”. After that you can safely set off your alarm by arming your system and trigger a door sensor by opening the door its on, for example.
If you have a siren hooked up to your system, you’ll be able to test that and make sure it goes off at the same time as well.
Of course, should you have any questions or issues with your security system, feel free to give us a call and we’ll do our best to help you out here in the Lowcountry.