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More summer safety tips from your friends at Protectus Security! While we specialize in installing business and home security systems in Dallas, we believe in safety in all things!

This time of year, most folks in Dallas love to beat the heat in some nice, cool water, whether it’s in an above-ground or in-ground swimming pool, a kiddie-sized wading pool, or even a bucket dumped over their head after a few hours of yard work. If not properly attended, however, any amount of standing water can become a serious hazard, even in sinks, toilets, and bathtubs. Follow these tips to make sure your family and friends stay safe around water this summer and throughout the year:

  • Supervise children constantly – Babies can drown in as little as one inch of water, so leaving a young child unattended for even a minute or two can be dangerous. Always stay within arms’ reach of a young child, and keep yourself from becoming distracted by other adults, food, or your phone. If there are multiple adults in the area, take turns being the designated “water watcher” for fifteen minutes at a time – that way, the kids stay safe and no adult has to miss out on the party for very long.
  • Eliminate temporary hazards – Empty bathtubs, kiddie pools, and buckets of water as soon as they are no longer needed to prevent accidents.
  • Secure permanent hazards – Install a fence or barrier all the way around your pool or hot tub that is at least four feet tall and has a self-closing, self-latching gate. Purchase an appropriate safety cover for your pool or hot tub when not in use, and install an alarm that will go off if someone enters the water unexpectedly. Make sure all drain covers meet appropriate safety standards, as even an adult can drown when caught in strong suction from a pool or hot tub. Close toilet seats and secure them with childproof locks. Keep doors to bathrooms and laundry rooms closed.
  • Keep water clean – Keep pool and hot tub water clear and balanced. Maintain proper circulation and filtration, and test chemical levels regularly and adjust them as needed. Water that is dirty or unbalanced can lead to ear aches, rashes, and potentially serious diseases. Keep sinks and bathtubs free of mold and other grime.
  • Teach your family to swim – Everyone who lives in a home with a pool or hot tub should learn how to swim as soon as they are old enough. Check with your local YMCA, USA Swimming chapter, or Parks and Recreation Department for information about swimming lessons for all ages, from toddlers through adults. Enroll adults and older children in CPR classes, as there will most likely not be a professional lifeguard in your backyard. Know the important differences between performing CPR on adults and on children.
  • Set rules and enforce them – Teach children to respect water and the danger it poses without being afraid of it. Never let children stand in a bathtub or shower without adult supervision. Teach children to walk near pools and hot tubs, to always swim with a buddy, to stay away from drain covers and suction outlets, and never to dive in a depth of less than ten feet. Help children locate multiple exits from a swimming pool. Always review your household water safety rules with all children and even visiting adults before the fun begins.

Almost everyone enjoys a good dip during the summer months – and it’ll be a lot more enjoyable if you don’t have to worry about potential dangers! Protectus Security Home Security Systems in Dallas wishes you a great summer swimming season!

 

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End of July Events in Dallas | Protectus Security Home & Business Security Systems Dallas Texas

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What’s Happening in Dallas in the end of July?

 

 

Summer is moving quickly and July is one of the busiest months for events in Dallas. Enjoy these hand-picked end-of-the-month events selected by your friends at your home security systems company in Dallas!

Yoga on the Roof

July 24, rooftop patio at HG Supply Company

Get yourself centered on Sunday morning with an outdoor yoga class taught by Kurt Johnsen. Participants are asked to make a donation, and all donations will go to Interfaith Dallas, which provides homeless families with temporary furnished apartments, education in practical skills, and guidance while they search for jobs and permanent housing. You’ll leave this class feeling fulfilled in both body and soul!

More info: http://dallas.eventful.com/events/yoga-roof-kurt-johnsen-/E0-001-094005320-4@2016072410

Oakland Athletics @ Texas Rangers

July 25-27, Globe Life Park

The hometown (and division-leading!) Texas Rangers take on the visiting Oakland As for three great nights of baseball in the middle of the week. Get the whole family together for some hot dogs, pop corn, and America’s favorite pastime!

Tickets and more info: http://texas.rangers.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=tex

Blink 182, A Day to Remember, and All-American Rejects

July 29, Gexa Energy Pavilion

You’ll have trouble remembering what decade it is. Is it the late ’90s? The early 2000s? Nope, it’s 2016, and three of the best-ever pop-punk bands are coming to Dallas. Your middle school/high school self will be so jealous!

Tickets and more info: http://dallas.eventful.com/events/blink-182-day-remember-all-american-rejects-/E0-001-093020109-7

Dallas Hip-Hop Dance Festival

July 29 – 30, Majestic Theater

Back for its fifth year, the Dallas Hip-Hop Dance Festival is bigger than ever. This event is open to hip-hop dancers, studios, companies, and crews of all ages. Classes, performances, a battle, and more will “not only educate, inspire, and enrich the DFW dance community, but…also nurture, encourage emerging artists, and contribute to the evolution of both hip-hop and dance.” 2016 faculty members include Jayson Wright, Eddie Morales, Kenya Clay, and Hollywood.

Tickets and more info: http://www.dallashiphopfest.com/

Dallas’s Biggest Backyard Party

July 30, Reunion Tower Lawn

You won’t want to miss this one! Texas Motor Speedway takes over the Reunion Tower Lawn for this month’s big summer bash. The best food trucks and craft beer in DFW will be there, along with former Voice contestant Hannah Kirby, a DJ, and local favorite Tinman Band. You can rent lawn games for free, or bring your own. This event will surely be talked about for the rest of the season.

More info: http://www.reunionlawnparty.com/

 

Your home and business security systems company in Dallas wishes you a great end of July and kickoff into August!

 

Dallas Events – July 2016

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As a company that installs home security systems in Dallas, Texas, we talk to folks all over town. We get the inside scoop on some of the best events in Dallas, Texas. Here are our top picks for the month of July.

 

Toddler Art: Neon Lights

July 11, Dallas Museum of Art

Your two- or three-year-old will love the final session of this art exploration class. Kids will learn about how artists use neon in their work and then have a chance to “paint” with glowsticks at a glow-in-the-dark play station, as well as playing in the museum’s kid-friendly area. All students must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets and more info: https://www.dma.org/programs/event/toddler-art-neon-lights?_ga=1.140237488.2037745761.1464827929

Pour Yourself into History

July 12, San Francisco Rose, 3024 Greenville Ave.

Local history meets local business at a happy hour hosted by the Dallas Historical Society. Wendy Cole, an Archivist with the Historical Society, will share history and stories of the M Streets. Enjoy a delicious dinner at the San Francisco Rose and learn something new! Attendance is free, but attendees are responsible for the food and drinks they order.

More info: http://www.dallashistory.org/education/special-events/?_ga=1.184800170.2037745761.1464827929

Bastille Days Dallas

July 14 – 15, Bishop Arts District

Celebrate the 227th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille in Paris, Texas style! Enjoy food, wine tasting, shopping, dancing, and street performers. Don’t forget to wear your black stripes and beret. This festival is sure to be très chic!

More info and wine tickets: http://bastilledallas.com/

Weezer and Panic! At the Disco

July 15, Gexa Energy Pavillion

Calling all pop punk/alternative rock fans…It’s sure to be an unforgettable night of music. Two of America’s most iconic bands take the stage, along with special guest Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. This show will certainly feature music from Weezer’s The White Album, including the new single “King of the World.”

Tickets and more info: http://weezer.com/tour

Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament

July 18, Trinity Hall Irish Pub, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane

Where better to play Texas Hold ‘Em in Texas than…an Irish pub? You don’t have to be Irish to participate in the friendly tournament held every week at Trinity Hall. Sign-up starts at 7:15, and specials are offered on drafts and entrees. The top four winners will receive gift certificates for the pub!

More info: http://www.trinityhall.tv/#!poker/c639

 

 

Your home security systems company in Dallas wishes you a happy, safe July!