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Forest Hills Security Smoke Alarm Tip

A good time to remember to check your smoke alarm and change the batteries is when you change your clocks twice a year as daylight savings time begins and ends. 

Most fatal fires occur at night.  Every home needs working smoke alarms to provide an early warning. Install smoke alarms in all sleeping rooms, hallways that lead to sleeping areas, basements and each additional level of your home. 

To have your smoke alarm monitored and to automatically alert the fire department when you are in or away from your home, have a Security Alarm company install monitored smoke detectors.   

If you are installing smoke alarms yourself, they should be mounted on the ceiling 4”from the wall; wall mounts should be 4-12” from the ceiling. Do not install near draft areas (windows, vents). Call your local fire department if you are unsure about placement. 

Prepare and practice an escape plan! Crawl low under smoke. Plan where to meet outside. Once you’re out, Stay out! 

Remember, almost every day a smoke alarm saves somebody’s life.

Along with beautiful Texas weather and increased outdoor recreation, there has been a recent uptick in the number of bicycles being stolen. A few tips to help prevent bicycle theft: 


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