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Home Security For Your Property & Sweetheart On Valentines Day

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Tom Vermillion

President at DEPS Security Group
For over 30 years, DEPS Security Group has been among the most recognized names in electronic security services throughout eastern North Carolina. Our headquarters are located in Kinston, NC, approximately 75 miles east of Raleigh.
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It is easy to be caught up in the romance of Valentine’s Day. From the chocolates to the flowers to the romantic candlelight dinners, you have a lot going on. Small errors or neglect is all it takes for huge safety and security issues. This Valentine’s Day, you can have a lovely time while still staying on top of everyone’s well-being.

Candle and Fire Safety—Kindle Up the Romance, but Not Your Home

If you are partial to candlelight during your Valentine’s Day activities or even a crackling fire, you need to practice caution. While a fireplace, outdoor torches and indoor candles pose a minimum risk when used properly, the chances are you will be more occupied with your party guests or your private dinner.

  • Do not leave candles burning; instead, blow them out if you leave a room.
  • Do not leave blankets or clothing next to an open flame – including your fireplace.
  • Inspect your fireplace before using it, especially if you have not turned it on in a few months. A dirty fireplace is a serious fire hazard.
  • Keep an eye on meals on the stovetop or in the oven – set timers if you have a hard time remembering.
  • Check your home’s smoke detectors to ensure they are working properly.

This Valentine’s Day, you can have a lovely time while still staying on top of everyone’s well-being.

Protecting Your Home While You Are Away

Whether you are off to a romantic getaway, headed out to dinner or just going to a party with friends, burglars are on the lookout for vacant homes on Valentine’s. You can keep your home off their radar just by being prepared.

  • Use your home’s automation system to set timers for interior and exterior lights. Turn them on so that burglars think you are home.
  • If leaving for a few days, put a hold on your mail or have a trusted neighbor collect the mail for you.
  • Do a quick walk-through and make sure all points of entry (including basements and garages) are locked.
  • Activate your home security system before you take off; even if you are leaving for a few hours.

About Down East Protection

Home security systems and fire alarms are a great way to ensure you have a safe Valentine’s Day celebration this year. DEPS offers free in-home estimates for the residents of North Carolina and can help you choose the right system so that you are ready to celebrate without any mishaps.

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