Wayne Alarm: Cooking Safety Tips

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Cooking brings family and friends together, provides an outlet for creativity and can be relaxing. But did you know that cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries? By following a few safety tips you can prevent these fires.

“Cook with Caution”

  • Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol don’t use the stove or stovetop.
  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove.
  • If you are simmering, baking, roasting, or boiling food, check it regularly, remain in the home while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stovetop.

If you have a small (grease) cooking fire and decide to fight the fire…

  • On the stovetop, smother the flames by sliding a lid over the pan and turning off the burner. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.
  • For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed.

If you have any doubt about fighting a small fire…

  • Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire.
  • Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number from outside the home.

For additional safety information and security system installation, contact Wayne Alarm by calling us at: 781-595-0000 or by visiting us online at www.waynealarm.com.

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Frank Finocchio ALS Benefit & Comedy Show

Frank Finocchio was diagnosed with ALS early 2015, since then he has progressively gotten worse and he needs your help. His hands are cramped up and he is limited in what he can do.  We all know what ALS can do to people and since we have gotten to the stage where a feeding tube needs to be placed, Frank’s situation is imperative.  Please consider helping out in our community effort to support Frank and his family in their time of need.

On Saturday, February 25th, we will show loving support for our friend Frank Finocchio by hosting a comedy show with raffles, food, and cash bar at St. Mike’s. Hosted by Bob Berry, with comedy headliner and St. Mary’s alumni, Mr. Jerry Caruso, who has thousands of shows under his belt and has opened for Larry the Cable Guy, Lisa Lampanelli, and Anthony Clark to name a few. Other comedians to be named later. So let’s all get together for some laughs, raffles, snacks, a few drinks and most of all community support, friendship and love.  Hope to see you  there!

When:  Saturday, February 25th, 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Where: St. Michael’s Hall, 25 Elmwood St. Lynn, MA

Price: $20 per person at the door.

For more information or to make a donation please go to:

https://www.gofundme.com/frank-finocchio-als-fight

You are not alone! Get Help to quit smoking!

We know quitting smoking can be hard and we are here to help you succeed.  Our free group classes provide a step-by-step plan, practical tips, and support to help you quit.  Come learn strategies that work!  Everyone is welcome to any or all sessions.  Complimentary light refreshments will be served.

When:  Feb 17 / Feb 24 / Mar 03 / Mar 10 / Mar 24 / Apr 7 / Apr 21 / May 5

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Where: Lynn Housing Authority Community Room, 10 Church Street, Lynn, MA

Free Samples of Nicotine Replacement Therapy Offered! (Gum, Lozenges, Patches)

$25 Gift Car to be given after 5 classes completed.

 

For more information contact:

Kim Wilkins

kwilkins@lynnma.gov

781-598-4000 x-6940

 

Wayne Alarm: Deter Burglars

SAFETY TIP OF THE DAY SPONSORED BY WAYNE ALARM AND HONEYWELL.

In a recent study of more than 400 convicted burglars, 83 percent of offenders said they would attempt to determine if an alarm was present before they would attempt a burglary.  The same study found 60 percent of these burglars said they would seek an alternative target if an alarm was, in fact, present.

For additional safety information and security system installation, contact Wayne Alarm by calling us at: 781-595-0000 or visiting us online at www.waynealarm.com.

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Wayne Alarm: Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

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Home Security ranges from having a burglar system to proper smoke and carbon monoxide systems. Wayne Alarm system wants to make sure that people not only have the correct carbon monoxide alarms set up in their homes but that they are also informed about the dangers that it can create.

Once Carbon Monoxide(CO) is breathed in, it actually replaces the oxygen in your blood, killing cells & starving vital organs. One of the biggest problems with CO is that it has no taste, smell and as humans our bodily senses cannot detect it. Without sufficient CO detectors installed in your home, you place you and your family in very serious danger.

CO gets produced whenever a material in your home starts to burn. Particularly homes that have fuel-burning appliances or attached garages are apt to have more CO issues. Some of the more frequent sources in which CO gets produced in our homes is from:

  • Furnaces/boilers
  • Ovens/gas stoves
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Fireplaces
  • Clothes dryers
  • & much more

It is estimated that around 500 people each year in the US die from unintended CO exposure. The good news comes from the fact that carbon monoxide poisoning can be prevented with installing CO alarms in your home and having them professionally monitored by Wayne Alarm Systems.

For additional carbon monoxide safety information please feel free to contact Wayne Alarm by calling us at: 781-595-0000 or by visiting us online at www.waynealarm.com.

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Wayne Alarm: Increasing Your Safety with Video Security

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4 REASONS HOW TOTAL CONNECT VIDEO CAN HELP INCREASE YOUR SECURITY

There are times when security alarms aren’t enough to secure our homes and our business, and with technologic advances, using video security changes that. It adds extra security by allowing you to see what is happening around your home and motion activated events that can occur in and around your business. Here are four reasons why having a video surveillance is the best monitor to have.

  1. Wayne Alarm has notifications set up that work with video surveillances. If your camera detects a motion activated event, you are then automatically notified with an e-mail of the event or push notification on your mobile device, which allows you to monitor what occurred at a real time and date.
  2. Wayne Alarm Systems uses Honeywell Total Connect Cameras, allows you to stream videos live straight from the Total Connect directly to your phone, tablet or computer giving you an extra layer of protection. The cameras are portable, so changing locations to monitor new areas is easy. With infrared technology, which enhances your ability to see in the dark, records 10 second clips of a motion activates event and then sends it to you to investigate.
  3. With new technology such as Skybell, we can help prevent break-ins into your business and home. When you’re a SkyBell owner, you receive a ring whenever the doorbell is pressed, or even have it alert you whenever it senses motion such as someone walks up to your front door. This allows you to remotely stream live video from your iPhone or iPad and interact with whoever is at your front door directly via two way communication. With extremely durable functions for weather, it gives you High Definition video and full color night vision.
  4. There is strong data that suggest surveillance of employees in small business can boost productivity and profits. Allowing you to stay in control of dishonest claims, maintain the safety in your work environment and allows you as the manager to spend more time in more productive ways.

Having the best security is a top request everyone seeks for their home and business. With Total Connect video, it gives you enhanced security that allows you to stay on top of whatever happens in your environment, and giving you the added layer of protection that you want.

For additional safety information and security system installation, contact Wayne Alarm by calling us at: 781-595-0000 or by visiting us online at www.waynealarm.com.

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Wayne Alarm: Home Security System

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A recent study that interviewed more than 400 convicted burglars, revealed that around 60 percent of subjects admitted that the presence of an alarm would cause them to discontinue the crime. Research also show that homes without security systems are three times more likely to be broken into than homes equipped with a system. By investing in a security system, you’ll add to your protection and peace of mind, whether you’re at home or away.

 

For additional safety information and security system installation, contact Wayne Alarm by calling us at: 781-595-0000 or visiting us online at:www.waynealarm.com.

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Wayne Alarm: Mobile Security Apps

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SAFETY TIP OF THE DAY:  PROTECT YOUR MOBILE DEVICE SECURITY WITH APPS

With mobile apps making our lives easier, there has been a growth within the app industry to provide more protection to our lives simply by using our mobile devices. All of these apps are free and compatible with both Android and IOS.

  1.     NowSecure Mobile: We all know that companies and even sites such as Facebook can look through and collect our data. In order to protect yourself against unwanted online threats, download the NowSecure Mobile app. It monitors your phone’s operating system, network and other apps for security vulnerabilities, all while generating a code to protect your phone.
  2.     Companion: Even if you don’t have the app downloaded, Companion is a great tool that allows your friends and family, (even your local police) see where you are when you are heading to a destination, with a simple invite. The most important aspect the app provides, however, is the 15 second alarm called Smart Trigger, which checks in to make sure you are safe and if by any chance you don’t respond within those 15 seconds, alerts your companions.
  3.     Skycure:  As the Internet continues to expand, public Wi-Fi has become a threat to personal information, one that experts say can easily be enacted. Skycure, however, is an app that performs tests on wireless networks so that there are no breaches and sends you notifications on any cyber attacks you might encounter. It is advanced enough to keep track of the locations of those networks so it can prevent them from hurting apps on your mobile device or the devices of other people using the app.
  4.     Lookout:  This is an all-around security app, which allows you to find a lost or misplaced phone and backup data. Lookout also warns you about other security risks: notifies you about how to improve your phone’s security settings, tells you which apps are tracking your phone or revealing your location, and uses machine intelligence to detect threats.

5.   Webroot SecureWeb:  Although it’s more compatible with IOS 4.3 or later, Webroot SecureWeb is a great mobile browser that uses URL filtering to protect users from malicious websites. It automatically syncs with the company’s URL reputation database for protection and, search results are made to note safe and risky sites.

 

Wayne Alarm: Change the Locks

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SAFETY TIP OF THE DAY:  MOVING INTO A NEW PLACE?  CHANGE THE LOCKS.

When moving to a new home, hire a reliable locksmith to re-key all exterior doors. If possible, have the locksmith make the key to fit all of your new locks. Also, make sure to call Wayne Alarm Systems to transfer your home security system.

For more information on commercial and residential security systems, call Wayne Alarm Systems at (781) 595-0000 or visit us online at: www.waynealarm.com.

 

Wayne Alarm: Safe Storage for Firewood

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Be sure to store firewood and mulch away from your home or business. Not only is this dangerous if it happens to catch fire, but it is also illegal and not to code. 

For additional safety information and security system installation, contact Wayne Alarm by calling us at: 781-595-0000 or visiting us online at:www.waynealarm.com.

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Wayne Alarm: Reduce Fire Risks at Home

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To reduce your risk of a home fire, implement these fire safety tips into your everyday life: 

• Never leave a fire, an open flame or heated surfaces unattended (stoves, candles, space heaters, barbecues, electric plate, etc.).

• Pay attention while cooking to avoid a kitchen fire.

• Properly dispose of coals by letting them cool before tossing them in the garbage.

• Use surge protectors to avoid overloaded circuits.

• Clean and inspect fireplaces on a regular basis.

• Develop and practice a fire escape plan with your family.

For additional safety information and security system installation, contact Wayne Alarm by calling us at: 781-595-0000 or visiting us online at www.waynealarm.com.

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Wayne Alarm: Get Ahead of the Winter Freeze

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It’s not too early to begin preparing for the heating season. Check these 10 tips off your list and get ahead of the winter freeze.

  • Your furnace has been inspected and serviced by a qualified professional during the last 12 months. (A furnace should be serviced at least once a year.)
  • Your chimneys and vents have been cleaned and inspected by a qualified professional. You have checked for creosote built-up. (Not cleaning your chimney is the leading cause of chimney fires from built up creosote. This service needs to be done at least once a year.)
  • Your wood for our fireplace or wood stove is dry, seasoned wood.
  • Your fireplace screen is metal or heat-tempered glass, in good condition and secure in its position in front of the fireplace.
  • You have a covered metal container ready to use to dispose cooled ashes. (The ash container should be kept at least 10 feet from the home and any nearby buildings.)
  • Your children know to stay at least 3 feet away from the fireplace, wood/pellet stove, oil stove or other space heaters.
  • Your portable space heaters have an automatic shut-off.
  • Your portable space heaters will be plugged directly into an outlet (not an extension cord) and placed at least three feet from anything that can burn; like bedding, paper, walls, and even people. (Place notes throughout your home to remind you to turn off portable heaters when you leave a room or go to bed.)
  • You have tested your smoke alarms and made sure they are working. (You need smoke alarms on every level of the home, inside each sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. For the best protection, the smoke alarms should be interconnected so when one sounds, they all sound.)
  • You have tested your carbon monoxide alarms and made sure they are working. (Carbon monoxide alarms should be located outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home.)

For additional safety information and security system installation, contact Wayne Alarm by calling us at: 781-595-0000 or by visiting us online at www.waynealarm.com.

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Wayne Alarm: Winter Pet Safety

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Winter weather means implementing safety precautions for all of us, including our pets.  Here are three ways you can keep your furry loved-ones happy throughout the cold winter season.

Take caution of the cold: If you’re going out and want to bring your pet along, make sure pets are allowed ahead of time so they won’t have to stay out in the cold.  If they aren’t allowed, leaving them at home is your best option where they can stay warm and be comfortable. If you live in a bitterly cold area, keeping them warm indoors is the best way to ensure your pets are safe from the cold and happier overall.

Keep them away from cold-weather chemicals: When taking your four-legged pals out for a walk, double check that the sidewalk is durable for a walk. Salt and other chemicals that are used to melt the snow and ice easier, can irritate the pads of their paws. Always wipe their paws with a damp towel before your pet licks them, which can cause his/her mouth to be irritated, as well.  Antifreeze (car freeze) has a sweet taste that can attract dogs. A simple lick can be poisonous to them. If antifreeze chemicals are needed, consider switching to a Propylene Glycol product, which is much safer.  Also, consider getting “booties” for your pet to wear as they walk on the snow, ice, and winter melting chemicals.

Grooming and feeding: Routinely check your pet’s water dish to make sure the water is fresh and unfrozen. Instead of metal bowls, use plastic bowls during the winter. When temperatures are low, your pet’s tongue can stick and freeze to a metal bowl. As for pet grooming, if you normally have their fur clipped or shaved, keep the length longer during the winter, giving them a permanent warm coat. You can also buy them a winter jacket.  If you bathe your pet at home, make sure he/she is 100% dry before stepping outside.  Having blankets available to your pets and keeping out any window/door drafts, can help ensure that they are not cold inside the home.

Always remember, speak out if you see a pet left in the cold by politely letting the owner know you’re concerned for their safety. If it does not go well, make sure to document what you see and have proof to boost your case. Contact your local animal control agency for help as soon as you can and let them know the details, so they can help the animal. 

For additional safety information and security system installation, contact Wayne Alarm by calling us at: 781-595-0000 or visiting us online at www.waynealarm.com.

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Wayne Alarm: Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

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Identity theft is on the rise, and you may not even know you’ve been victimized until you apply for a loan and find out that your credit has been ruined. One way to protect your identity is to shred your personal papers, including credit card offers, bank statements and bills. Shredders start at $20 at office supply stores. More-expensive models shred credit cards, CDs and multiple sheets of paper. Some even “micro-shred” documents for added security.
For more information on commercial and residential security systems, call Wayne Alarm Systems at (781) 595-0000.

 

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301 Den Quarry Rd., Lynn – $375,000

In the market for a new home?  Don’t miss out on this 20-year-young, 7-room, 3-4 BR, 2 bath Ranch located on a quiet cul-de-sac in Ward 1. Hardwood floor in living room. Walk-in basement. New roof and deck added in 2016. Great views with a nice back yard on 12,000 s.f. lot. Motivated seller.

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