Being Prepared – Beyond Home Security

While you have the capacity to protect your home and loved ones through the advancements of Signal Secure technology, there are unforeseen natural incidences that are beyond your control.

In a recent article by the Tico Times, three earthquakes were reported by Costa Rica’s Volcanological and Seismological Observatory on January 24, occurring at approximately 1:08 am.

The quakes measured a magnitude of 5.2, with the epicenter located in the Pacific region or Turrubares, San Jose.

Fortunately, as you probably know, there were no damages or injuries were reported, but these smaller quakes are still reason for alarm. We all know that the possibility of widespread damage could leave our cities and communities crippled, without power and services for hours, days, even weeks.

Just as a well-designed and executed security system is essential to protection from potential crimes and break-ins, disaster preparedness plays an important role in the overall safety and security of your family as a whole.

As our northern neighbors are equally susceptible to the same natural disasters (such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and flooding), the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) suggests that all households have a checklist of the following items in the event of a disaster or emergency — a checklist that can be used by families everywhere.

  • One gallon of water for every person in the household
  • A three-day supply of food
  • Battery operated radio and extra batteries
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust masks in case of contaminated air
  • Moist towelettes, garbage and trash bags for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to shut off utilities
  • Can opener
  • Maps
  • Paper and writing utensils
  • Books, puzzles, games and activities for children

You may also want to consider other items to add to the list, such as prescription medications, emergency cash, blankets and sleeping bags, and whatever else is of importance to the safety of your family.

Being prepared is the key to survival, so talk with your family about what to do, and what steps to take in the event of disasters and other emergencies.

We at Signal Secure are in the business to keep your family safe, in all aspects of home safety and security. Our advanced security systems can alert your family of potential dangers within the home the moment a disaster is detected, with sensors that detect gas leaks, water leaks, and broken windows.

If you’re away from home during an emergency, you can still stay in the loop! We offer remote capabilities that can shut down the electricity, and video surveillance to check the status of your home — all from the convenience of a computer or your smartphone.

Is your family prepared in the event of an emergency?

Share with us your experiences, thoughts, and join in on the discussion at Signal Secure – Costa Rica’s home security experts.

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