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Home Security during the Winter Season

Home Security during the Winter Season By Marianne Salina
HIPhome Columnist
December 31, 1969

With the advent of colder days and frequent use of fires in the home, it's a good idea to examine your home security features.

On average, 500 people are killed and 2,000 injured in fire-related accidents during this cozy season when many are nestled near their hearths. There are also dangers associated with extreme cold: many face the risk of pipes freezing, particularly in older homes. With the use of a freeze alarm and a wireless fire alarm system the risks of winter danger can be minimized.

Freeze Alarm Can Save your Pipes

Particularly in older homes where insulation isn't as strong, the possibility of frozen pipes becomes very real. The last thing anyone wants to worry about while trimming the tree is a sudden pipe problem in the basement! A freeze alarm can be installed to notify you when temperatures drop to a dangerous level in order to prevent your pipes from being damaged. A freeze alarm is often battery-operated and can be connected to your home telephone line to call you when it senses danger.

Wireless Fire Alarm System

Protecting your home from the dangers of fire is essential in all seasons. A wireless fire alarm system is one of the most effective and discrete ways of protecting all areas of your house from fire simultaneously. Often with the use of a home panel that monitors multiple locations of the home, a wireless fire alarm system will detect smoke or excessive heat and will sound. Because locations such as sheds or garages can be included under its surveillance, a wireless fire alarm system is an effective and easy way to increase home security. Don't let winter hazards get in the way of your holiday fun.


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About the Author
Marianne Salina is a freelance writer and columnist in Spokane, Washington. She graduated with honors upon receiving her B.A. in Literature and Creative Writing from UC Santa Cruz.

*Before you apply any of the advice described on the Hip-home.com website, you should consider if the advice is safe and suitable for your individual home situation and consult experts as necessary to evaluate the suitability for your circumstances.
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