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Wireless Home Security Makes Fourth of July Safer

iStock_000013262923XSmallOnce a wireless home security system is installed and the alarm monitoring service is active, many homeowners become complacent and don’t continue considering the potential dangers to their family and home. That lack of preparation can lead to some big problems, particularly during peak trouble seasons, such as the summer months. During this time, people tend to spend a lot of time outdoors where there’s usually less prevention in place, and participate in activities that seem mundane and are easy to take for granted but are inherently dangerous.

Fourth of July

Summertime also has some big events that often involve many people, numerous dangers and alcohol. For Americans, the biggest of those events is the Fourth of July, which is often enjoyed with family and friends, delicious grilled food, cold beer and fireworks. Before planning your Fourth of July bash, however, take some time to consider your home, the activities you’ll plan, and the potential dangers that come along with them.


In advance of lighting any fireworks, examine the home’s primary ignition zones, which are the roof, three-foot area around the home and any areas of dry brush and other inflammables. Designate and prepare an area to ignite the fireworks. Keep a bucket of water on hand at all times, and have the water on and the hose extended to the area. Make sure a sober adult supervises the area at all times and never allow children to handle any fireworks. If a fireworks device does not light properly, either through user error or device failure, wait for at least 20 minutes before discarding it into a bucket of water.


Only grill outdoors and have a designated grilling area, preferably one on a concrete slab. The grilling area should have a three-foot zone that children and pets are not allowed to enter. If you’re using a charcoal grill, avoid using starter fluid. If you opt for it, only use charcoal starter fluid, and apply it only before the fire is lit.

Burning & Fire Pits

If you plan to have a burning area or a fire pit, it’s best to use a commercial solution or to design a designated area with fire safety in mind. Be mindful of local laws and regulations and establish your own home rules for all participants. Avoid building big fires. As a rule, blazing bonfires are unnecessary, and the bigger the fire, the higher the risk of disaster.

Fire Safety & Home Security

If you currently don’t have a monitored home security system, contacting All-Guard should be your first step. Our security consultant will help you with all our safety and security needs such as integrating fire and smoke detectors, video surveillance, and other security measures anywhere in and around your home.

All-Guard Commercial & Residential Security Systems

Homeowners in the San Francisco Bay Area looking for a wireless home security system or alarm monitoring services for an existing home security system should call All-Guard. Established in 1952, All-Guard is a family and locally owned and operated business that has earned an impeccable reputation as one of the area’s leading providers of security equipment and services for both residences and businesses. All-Guard is also available to answer any questions you may have about staying safe on the Fourth of July.

1306 Stealth Street
Livermore, CA 94551
(800) 255-4273
*Calls to and from All-Guard may be recorded or monitored without further notice to you, for record-keeping, and quality-assurance purposes.
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