Is the pool area safe? When the weath­er becomes too hot to han­dle, why not go for a dip in the pool with your fam­i­ly? Before you pick teams for the annu­al fam­i­ly Mar­co Polo tour­na­ment, ask your­self this: how safe is your pool area? The answer is prob­a­bly: not as safe as you want it to be. Bur­glars tend to be more active in the warmer months, and if they see you have a pool, they’ll assume you have valu­ables inside that are worth steal­ing. There are even some kooky thieves who’ll see your pool and want to go for a dive post-rob­bery. Luck­i­ly, secu­ri­ty sys­tem com­po­nents are avail­able to keep your fam­i­ly safe before, dur­ing and after they go for a swim.


Any good secu­ri­ty tech­ni­cian will tell you how effec­tive cam­eras are. Installing out­door video sur­veil­lance in your back­yard will help you mon­i­tor the pool and the area around it. Plus, you’ll know if your neigh­bour’s kids are sneak­ing in to use the pool when you’re away. Remem­ber that secu­ri­ty cam­eras are not a sub­sti­tute for a life­guard. If your young chil­dren are swim­ming, you should watch them direct­ly, not through a CCTV feed on your phone.

Self-lock­ing fences

Anoth­er excel­lent pool safe­ty mea­sure is installing a secu­ri­ty sys­tem with self-lock­ing fences. These fences are tall enough to keep your lit­tle ones out when you tell them it’s bed­time, not pool time. Self-lock­ing fences also keep intrud­ers out; as their name implies, they lock on their own, mak­ing secu­ri­ty a breeze.

Detec­tors and gate con­tacts

If the self-lock­ing fences aren’t enough, you can install water lev­el detec­tors and gate con­tacts. These are sen­sors that let you know if the water lev­el in the pool changes, which can help pre­vent flood­ing and dam­age. Plus, the gate con­tacts will inform you any­time the gates are opened and closed; this way, if some­one is try­ing to get into your pool, you’ll know. You can also install sen­sors near your pool cov­er so that you’ll receive a noti­fi­ca­tion if some­one tries to take it off to go for an unau­tho­rized swim.

Besides secu­ri­ty sys­tems, pool­side safe­ty involves rules. Explain to your chil­dren that they can’t dive or run near the pool in shal­low water. Keep the area clear of debris and keep life jack­ets and inflat­able safe­ty devices handy. To learn more, call us today.

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