Electrical failures and power outages are a common occurrence in the United States. If you live in Texas, there’s a high probability that you’ve sat in utter darkness with no Wi-Fi connection at least a couple of times in your life. While prolonged blackouts disrupt daily activities, the threat they pose to home and personal security is the biggest concern.
To counter these concerns, we’ll be talking about five effective home security measures.
Dark areas make it easier for burglars and prowlers to enter your property in the middle of the night. Motion-activated solar LED floodlights add an extra layer of security to your house and don’t need electrical power from the wall as they have backups. Not to mention, they’ll keep nocturnal animals that hunt in the dark away as well.
LED security lights also provide the dual functionality of making a statement in your outdoor patio or lawn. Just make sure that the lumen level is suited for the size of your outdoor space and has a passive infrared sensor, so the lights are activated only when they detect motion, instead of all night, as this would add to the electricity bill.
Backup Power Supply
When you have a home security system, you want it to run smoothly and provide 24/7, 365-day assistance. Data collected by US Energy Information Administration shows that weather is the leading cause of power outages, and with Texas experiencing hurricanes and heavy rains often, it’s critical that you have a backup power system. After all, you don’t want your surveillance and alarm systems to fail, leaving you and your property vulnerable.
A standby generator or UPS can provide respite during a power interruption, but it’s critical that you look after its maintenance and upkeep. Whether you want us to install a new generator or check the current one for repairs, get in touch with us here.
Apart from a power interruption security plan, your home needs an occasional electrical checkup to ensure that wiring, circuit breakers, power outlets and surge protectors are working at optimum levels. You don’t want to risk the whole house’s electrical system because a fuse blew up or breaker is tripping.
Our expert team of electricians can come to your house and perform a detailed inspection making sure that all circuits are properly grounded and there are no frayed wires in the house.
For urgent and emergency checkup, you can call us at +1 832 948 6019. We’re based in Cypress and serve clients all over Texas.