Help Keep Your Neighborhood Safe as a Team!

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Get together: Neighbors are your best confidants when it comes to preventing a burglary in your neighborhood. Getting to know them and building a rapport will make them more willing to offer a helping hand (or a pair of eyes) when you’re away from home. It’s important to offer the same help in return as suspicious activity can be even more easily spotted as a team. Starting a neighborhood watch program will help create a sense of safety. Teaming up with your neighbors will not only help deter burglars but will also help build a community bond.
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The Invisible Killer: Carbon Monoxide

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Carbon monoxide is a gas that you cannot see, taste or smell – it is also known as the “Invisible Killer”. It’s an odorless and colorless gas created by fuels when they burn incompletely. It can be produced from anything that burns fuel (cars, stoves, grills, fireplaces, ETC). Carbon Monoxide (CO) is dangerous when taken into the lungs because it displaces oxygen in the blood and deprives vital organs of oxygen. Large amounts of CO can cause the body to lose consciousness and suffocate within minutes. Signs of CO poisoning may include: constant headaches, weakness, dizziness, blurred vision, nausea, and shortness of breath.

Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning:

How to Outsmart a Burglar

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How to Outsmart a Burglar

 

In our previous blog post, we presented a few important facts and statistics about burglaries. It’s helpful to keep these facts and statistics in mind when finding ways to outsmart a burglar.

 

Last week, we mentioned how burglars tend to strike between the hours of 10am and 3pm because people are least likely to be home. Therefore, the more occupied your home looks, the less likely a burglar will try to break into it:

Burglary Facts & Statistics

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Burglary Facts & Statistics

Awareness is KEY to safety when it comes to knowing how to protect your home from becoming a victim to a burglary. Putting yourself into the shoes of a burglar might help you find ways to outsmart them and stop them dead in their tracks! The following are a few surprising facts and statistics for burglaries in the United States:

Holiday Safety

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Here at PVS, we care about the safety of our customers first and foremost!

Below are useful tips on keeping it safe this holiday season:

  • Going on vacation for the holidays?

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Cold Weather Leads to Car Theft Spike

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Have you heard about warm-up thefts?  You can bet the average car thief has.  The National Crime Prevention Council says car thieves may be on the prowl for your car during this current cold snap. During the cold weather months, area drivers may be tempted to let their cars warm up unattended while they stay inside of their warm home. Cars left running, unlocked, and unattended are quick and easy targets for thieves! (more…)

Holiday Safety Tips to Remember – Home Security

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Did you know that the holiday season is the busiest time of the year? Due to the hustle and bustle of the season it can become easy to neglect home security. Whether you’re planning on staying home or traveling this season here are a few tips that will help you to properly secure your home.

Hide the holiday goodies.

Don’t display wrapped presents near a front window where a burglar can spot them out. After the holiday reconsider leaving boxes for pricey electronics by the curb. It is best to break down the boxes and keep them inside the trashcan. Leaving them out will broadcast what you have in your home. (more…)

The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide – CO Detector

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We like to think of our homes as a safe haven where we are protected and we can protect our families from the dangers of the outside world. That is why we need to pay special attention to things that can cause harm inside of our homes like carbon monoxide (CO). There are several ways to ensure that you can be protected from CO at all times, below we will review a few tips to ensure the safety of your home.

For instance, fuel-powered devices can provide wonderful benefits to families when used properly. But they also underscore an important necessity in the home: the need for a carbon monoxide detector.

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Summer Grilling Safety

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Tips On How To Stay Safe While Having Fun!

Every year dozens of people are injured and hundreds of fires are reported because of grilling accidents. With the growing popularity of outdoor cooking, the problem promises to get worse before it gets better.

The leading cause of injuries and fire from gas grills is leaking fuel lines. Improperly connected hoses, cracked or broken hoses, misaligned venturi tubes can release unlit propane that can quickly build up and cause an explosion. (more…)

Summer Safety

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Most of us look forward to summer; the weather in Southern California is beginning to heat up which means summertime festivities are underway! Even though we have our minds set on fun in the sun and outdoor activities safety should always be a requirement. Make sure that you have a safety agenda to go along with your summer fun agenda! If you and your family plan on bike riding, check your bicycles for any type of damage prior to your bike ride. It is very important to always do a quick assessment of your gear before heading out; check each tire to ensure there are no holes or leaks and top off the air pressure if needed to prevent flats or damages. It is also very important that you check (more…)