We are continuing our series on preparing your home for hurricane season. Our previous article discussed the importance of having a home alarm system and alarm monitoring. We also covered preparing your disaster supply kit, trimming tree branches and bushes and checking your smoke detectors. This article will cover three more hurricane preparation tips to consider.
Test Your Home Alarm System
You should test your home alarm system to ensure everything is in working order before the storm. Make sure indoor and outdoor security cameras are secure, properly placed and transmitting. Customize your smart home automation to send alerts. Call your alarm monitoring company to make sure everything is online. When any disaster strikes, a home alarm system can offer peace of mind.
Inventory and Make a Video of Valuables
You should keep an itemized inventory of all of your valuables either with you or in a waterproof/fireproof safe. This documentation is important for insurance purposes should you experience a loss. You should also make a video showing and detailing your valuables should you need to make a future claim.
Fill Vehicles and Generators with Gasoline
Make sure all of your vehicles and generators are filled with gas. Depending on the severity of the storm and damage, gasoline may be difficult to find during the aftermath.
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