Recently, I had the pleasure of listening to Deputy Howard Enderson with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit give a talk to the Pensacola Association of Realtors on safety.
A lot of the advice he gave us is applicable to safety for all at your home and business and I wanted to pass along my favorite tips from the crime prevention unit.
- Have a free security assessment of your property and home for specific recommendations on how to make your home safer.
- Survey your property and look for places that people can hide. Eliminate those places!
- Use the 2/6 rule- shrubs should be no higher than 2 feet and tree limbs should be no lower than 6 feet.
- Do not let shrubbery grow above or over your windows.
- Never hide a key at your property.
- Always lock your vehicle and do not leave garage door openers in your vehicle overnight.
- Did you know that you can have a background check done for a small fee at the Sheriff's Office in one day? Before hiring someone to come pet sit, clean your house, or babysit your children, use this service and order a background check.
- Don't open the door for solicitors. Additionally, you can call the Sheriff's Office to report door to door solicitors.
- Make sure everything is password protected.
- Choose flight over fight but protect yourself if necessary.
- Always be alert and listen to your instincts!
Did you know that the Escambia County Sheriff's Office offers free security assessments of your home, business, or church? They will come in the residence and offer tips to increase security at your property. To request a security assessment of your property, do so at this website: http://www.escambiaso.com/security-surveys/residential-security-survey/
For additional security tips from the Escambia County Sheriff's office, visit this page: http://www.escambiaso.com/home-safety/
Nicole St. Aubin
The Realty Masters of FL Team
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The holidays: a time for family, fun, and fabulous food and drink. However, it’s also a time for healthy doses of stress and chaos – some of which may present a hazard for you and your family.
That’s why the World Ford Pensacola team has put together this infographic that we thought was too great not to share! By following it carefully, you can keep the holidays as safe as possible this year!
As Realtors, we take safety and security at your home very seriously. That's why we reached out to Ashlee Carpenter, Vice President of Complete DKI, one of the leading property restoration companies in town, to bring you these Fire Prevention Tips. Watch Ashlee as she gives us several fire prevention tips to consider.
Ashlee warns us that statistics show 1 in 5 people will experience a house fire in their lifetime. Her quick tips today include:
1. Set a loud timer on your cell phone while you are cooking. Do not rely on your stove timer.
2. Check your holiday lights every year before using them. Make sure to read the safety instructions.
3. Keep atleast a 3 foot buffer around any space heaters you may be using. Do not let space heaters run while you are not home!
4. Have a fire safety plan and emergency plan for your family in the event you have a fire.
5. Inspect your smoke detectors every month! Make sure they are not expired (as they expire after 10 years) and that the batteries are working properly. We recommend upgrading to a 10 year tamper proof detector for maximum protection.
Complete DKI For more information on Complete DKI, visit their website at http://www.CompleteDKI for more prevention tips and to learn about their restoration services.
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Summer is here! With that, comes constant rain storms and sometimes unbearable heat. As with snow, you have to prepare for the heat accordingly.
The Pensacola Fire Department shared this information on hot car safety regarding your pets on their facebook this week. With lows in the 90's all month, it's imperative you make plans for your pets accordingly.
You may not realize how much higher temperatures are inside your vehicle.
Cracking the windows or leaving them down does not decrease the temperature enough to be safe.
This is also the time of the year where accidentally locking or leaving a child in your car can be fatal. Some recommend leaving one of your shoes in the backseat. Older siblings can easily accidentally lock a child in a car. Do not allow your other children possession of your keys.
With such high temperatures, it only takes a few minutes for one to succomb to heat exhaustion. If you are working outside or in the heat, be sure to take short breaks often, properly hydrate, and follow safety protcolls!
For more safety tips, follow the Pensacola Fire Department on Facebook.
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