Importance of Fire Protection in Rural Areas

Lets talk about the importance of fire protection on homes and barns in rural areas and how it can be a life saving decision.

It is very crucial to have monitored fire protection if you live in a rural area. If you are knocked unconscious from inhaling smoke or not at home when the fire breaks out, the only way a fire will be reported is if a neighbor or someone passing by sees the flames or smoke and calls the fire department.

Living in the country or rural areas means neighbors often times do not live close by to notice, so a fire can cause extreme damage to a home before the fire department is even aware of what’s going on. This is a important reason rural homeowners are a very vulnerable group that needs to invest in a home security system with fire protection.

Call us today to add fire to your alarm system!


Valentine’s Day Safety

It is easy to be caught up in the romance of Valentine’s Day. From the chocolates to the flowers to the romantic candlelight dinners, you have a lot going on. Small errors or neglect is all it takes for huge safety and security issues. This Valentine’s Day, you can have a lovely time while still staying on top of everyone’ safety.

Candle and Fire Safety—Kindle Up the Romance, but Not Your Home.

If you are partial to candlelight during your Valentine’s Day activities or even a crackling fire, you need to practice caution. While a fireplace, outdoor torches and indoor candles pose minimum risk when used properly, the chances are you will be more occupied with your party guests or your private dinner.

Do not leave candles burning. Blow them out if you leave a room.

Do not leave blankets or clothing next to an open flame – including your fireplace.

Inspect your fireplace before using it, especially if you have not turned it on in a few months. A dirty fireplace is a serious fire hazard. Keep an eye on meals on the stovetop or in the oven – set timers if you have a hard time remembering.

Check your home’s smoke detectors to ensure they are working properly.

This Valentine’s Day, you can have a lovely time while still staying on top of everyone’s well-being.

Panic Buttons

Panic buttons are an important safety tactic that many businesses rely on incase anything goes wrong. You may have heard people call them duress alarms, emergency signals, panic alarms, SOS alarms, and most commonly, panic buttons.

These devices are used in many different departments of work and environments because they are so effective. Panic alarms are intended to do one thing: awareness and signal for help in emergencies when an employee requires immediate attention.

If you feel in danger at the work place, you hit the panic button, it signals our team at Howland Alarm and we dispatch police immediately to your location. With silent panic alarms, the person putting you in danger won’t even know you set it off until the police arrive.

Contact us today if you are interested in installing panic alarms at your workplace. They can be life saving!

Stay Protected during freezing temps!

During winter months, it’s important to make sure your home or vacation home is protected against freezing temperatures. Temperatures can drop rapidly if the power fails or the heater stops working, causing the pipes to freeze and burst. Maintaining an optimal temperature is important for preventing frozen pipes and thousands of dollars in repairs.

Installing a temperature alarm can help give you peace of mind when you’re away from home for long periods of time. It can quickly send you an alert when temperatures drop dangerously low. This allows you to take action fast and address the issue before frozen pipes burst and lead to expensive water damage.

Call us today to find out more about out temperature alarms 330-369-2956

Start the year with your home protected!

There is no better way to start off the new year than to start it off with your home being protected! Consider purchasing a Howland Alarm security system and start your 2024 off with a sense of peace of mind.

We offer:

Burglar Protection

Video Alarm Verification

Medical Alert buttons

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors

Water and Heat Sensors

Automatic/Remote control of door locks. lights, thermostats, etc.

Outdoor and indoor video surveillance options and more!

Call us today at 330-369-2956 to set up your FREE ESTIMATE!

The more safety measures, the better!

Did you know that because the front door of the home is usually in full view of the street, burglars often target other entrances. This means that all entrances to the home require a high level of security. When setting up your alarm system, consider placing motion sensors near back entrances, windows, etc. The more safety measures, the better chances of catching a burglar before it’s too late!

Call us today to set up an alarm system that is perfect for you!


New Year’s Eve Safety

New Year’s Eve is one of the most active nights of the year – and we’re not talking about the nightlife! New Years Eve is one of the nights with the most home robberies.

Firstly, let’s discuss why New Year’s Eve is a popular target for burglars.

1 – Unoccupied homes

Whilst you’re out at the New Year’s Eve party, your home is dark and empty. Burglars watch for activity before entering a property. If your house is vacant all night, guess where they’ll target.

2 – Christmas presents

Christmas may be over for you, but for a burglar it’s only just begun! With plenty of brand new items throughout your empty house on New Year’s Eve, why wouldn’t a burglar strike?

3 – A lack of awareness

Alcohol consumption on New Year’s Eve contributes to a lack of awareness. Burglars know that drunken people, including your neighbors, are less likely to pick up on suspicious behavior.

Now that we’ve covered the security issues surrounding New Year’s Eve, here’s our top 4 tips to protect your home!

Tip #1 – Secure Your Home

Tip #2 – Ask Someone to Watch Your Home

Tip #3 – Don’t Post Your Location on Social Media!

Tip #4 – Set Your Home Howland Alarm System!