Valentine’s Day – A Day for Love and Home Fires

Are you planning to skip the hustle and bustle of Valentine’s Day this year opting instead for a romantic, cozy night in complete with a homemade meal? If so, we encourage you to go easy on the smoke.

According to ​Alarm.com​, Valentine’s Day accounts for a 64% increase in fire alarms during dinner time, compared to normal weeknights. Outside of a burnt meal, nothing dampens the mood more than the screeching sound of a fire alarm.

If you can’t stand the heat in the kitchen, there’s no need to get out. Here are a few safeguards to help protect the ones you love this Valentine’s Day and all year-round.

Not on The Menu – Burnt Food

Testing out new pan-searing or baking skills in the kitchen? Show-off your cooking skills and impress your sweetie with a delicious meal, but make sure not to overlook your home’s fire protection. Prevent a hot mess in the kitchen and connect your Smoke Detectors to your ​smart home security system​ so if your smoke alarm goes off, our monitoring center can dispatch the local fire department.

Don’t Let The Sizzle Fizzle Out Your Valentine’s Day

Living in San Antonio, it can be 70 degrees one day and cold and raining the next! In the event we have an unseasonably warm Valentine’s Day, it may be a fun idea to fire up the grill and dine al fresco. In the midst of cooking, connecting with your loved one, and enjoying your culinary creation, it’s easy to forget to turn off the grill. Don’t kill the romance this Valentine’s Day with a fire fiasco. Safeguard your loved ones with the addition of Stove & Grill Guard Sensors fastened onto your grill knobs. When connected to your ​smart home solution​,you will receive a real-time notification to your smartphone if you accidentally left on any of your grill knobs.

Safety in Numbers

Candles:​ Blow out all and any candles you may light before you go to bed. Make sure to keep lit candles at a distance from window curtains and other flammable items.

Fireplaces:​ Ensure the area around your fireplace is clear of any flammable objects and a screen is setup surrounding the fireplace helping to prevent any embers from jumping out of your fire and into your home. It’s also recommended to have your fireplace inspected each year prior to your first indoor fire.

Grease Fires:​ Position a lid next to your cooking area to help smother flames, just-in-case.This Valentine’s Day, enjoy a day filled with love, not fires. To learn more about Smart Home Security and how it can help give you peace of mind, ​contact our team​ today.

Source: ​“This Valentine’s Day, Kindle the Romance, But Don’t Burn the Dinner.” ​Alarm.com​, 12 Feb. 2018, www.alarm.com/blog/valentines-day-smoke-alarm-data.

Source: “Fire Prevention 52: Be Fire Safe on Valentine’s Day (U.S. National Park Service).” ​National Parks Service​, U.S.Department of the Interior, 25 Nov. 2016, www.nps.gov/articles/p52-fire-safe-valentines-day.htm.