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September launches National Preparedness Month



September is recognized as National Preparedness Month (NPM) which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and also where we visit.
 
Due to the success of last year’s theme, “Don’t Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today,” is returning for this September with a continuing emphasis on preparedness for youth, older adults, and people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs. 
 
There are several areas to focus on throughout the month, and LiftMaster will share those messages, tips and more with you on our website and social channels.
 
Review this overview of National Preparedness Month. Included is the kickoff and focuses on preparing friends and family, preparing through service, individual preparedness and more.
 

Join LiftMaster as a champion of safety and make sure that your home is safe, secure and connected.
 
WATCH LiftMaster safety and connectivity videos.
 

REVIEW articles in home safety and security and some tips related to your garage, including:
 

Garage Door Opener Safety
·      Make sure that your garage has properly installed photo eyes (black sensors) mounted no higher than 6 inches off the floor.
·      Keep children away from moving parts of a garage door to avoid any harm including the pinching of hands.
·      Install the garage door opener switch high enough so that small hands cannot reach it.
 
[Related: What You Should Always and Never Have in the Garage]
 
Always Have a Garage Door Battery Backup
Make sure your family is prepared under any circumstance, whether it’s a power outage or a storm. Install a backup power source or products that have backup capabilities built in, so that your daily routine isn’t disrupted.
 
To maintain access in and out of your home, install a garage door opener with a battery backup system so you can still park your vehicle, reach stored items and access your home.
 
[Related: What You Must Do to Keep your Garage Safe for Kids and Pets]
 
Burglar Proof Your Garage
·      Do not leave your garage door open, even when you are home.
·      Install motion sensor lights above your garage door and a remote light control.
·      Lock the entry door between the garage and your home.
 

What steps do you have in place that prepare you for an emergency? Share your tips below and share on social! 


PostedOn: 9/1/2016 11:41:05 AM by Yolanda Ponce | with 0 comments
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