How To Keep Your Pets Safe In Your House

Do you ever worry that something will happen to your pets while you are not at home? Pets are a part of our family, and when they get lost or stolen, it is devastating.

If you are nervous about something happening to your beloved pet while you are away, then this article is for you. 

We get a lot of questions on how to keep family pets safe and secure in the home. Here, we offer you some pet safety tips and ideas that can help protect your pets and give you the peace of mind you deserve while you are not at home. 

Personal Options In Pet Security?

Ask The Neighbors

Hopefully, you have some friendly, trustworthy neighbors that you are close enough to, from whom you can ask a favor. If you are planning a day away and are unable to get home to check on your pet, maybe a retired neighbor or one that works from home will be willing to help you out when you are in a bind.

Letting your neighbor know that you have a pet who is alone all day can sometimes be better than a surveillance camera. Not only can they be the eyes and ears that you need if a stranger comes around your house, but they can walk over if there is an emergency.

Hire Professional Pet Sitters

Sometimes it is worth paying to have someone watch and care for the family pet while you are away. In-home pet care by a professional can allow for peace of mind  for you and a happy, safe, and secure pet at home. 

Many pet sitters will offer multiple visits per day, and some pet sitters provide overnight services as well.

Pet sitters also often bring in mail or newspapers and alternate blinds and lights to give the home a “lived-in look” if the owners are away. 

Pet Doors

Do you have a pet door installed in your home? When you are away, it is the best option for allowing your pet to come in and out to use the bathroom. It is also a great thing to have in case of a fire or other emergency so that your pet can get out safely.

If you do have a pet door, you will need to install sensors that will differentiate between your pets entering through the pet door and a burglar breaking in. 

Also, if you have a large pet door that can be a bigger security risk, you will want to look online for an electronic pet door. Search for one that works with a collar-based sensor to activate the door.

What is the best pet monitoring camera?

A CCTV,  or closed-circuit television/camera is a high-quality indoor camera that protects your home and keeps your family pet safe and secure when you are away. CCTV is a system that allows you to monitor what’s going on in and around your home and property. Cameras  enable you to view events live, and records footage for later reference. 

CCTV cameras also allow you to receive notifications on your cellphone. If your pet is stolen or if any disturbances occur around your home, you are able to check-in, view the live stream from the camera, and call 911 right away. CCTV is a great option to protect both the family pet and your home.

What is a pet-resistant screen?

A pet-resistant screen is a heavy-duty solution to protecting your screen from rips that often happen when you have a pet.

Don’t leave your trash accessible. There are foods that can be bad for dogs, and when they are bored, they can get into trouble.

As someone who comes across a lot of dogs that live in the LA area, we wanted to ask you about your experience when it comes to different ways that people keep their pets while they are away from home.   Of course, some who are in apartments don’t have much choice, but if the owners have a yard, then the question might come up of whether the owner should keep the dog outside or inside, no doubt there are pros and cons to both.

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Bill Ambler

Dog Groomer

What are your thoughts about keeping a dog outside during the day while the family is at work or school? 

It depends on the dog’s personality, some dogs can’t stand to be left outside alone, I myself have a dog like that. If you are going to leave them outside then you need to “babyproof” the yard.  If there is anything they can get into trouble with, they will.

Make sure there are no gaps at the base of the fences.  Know the plants you have since some are poisonous to dogs. 

What are the advantages and things to keep in mind when it comes to keeping a pet inside during that time?

Personally I am 100% for keeping them inside. You know your house and you know what they can do.  They are more comfortable there and are more used to being there. Most dogs in LA are inside dogs.  Maybe have a dog-walker come by during the day or get a potty pad to have inside the house so that the dog has a designated place to pee.

For living in the LA area, what are some extra security or precautionary methods to keep your pet safe at home that you would recommend?  

Make sure the gates are NOT openable from the outside. Don’t leave a window open!  My dog, Terra, went through the screen during firework season, she was so scared and literally ran through the window screen. Make sure there is lots of water. Don’t leave your trash accessible.  There are foods that can be bad for dogs, and when they are bored, they can get into trouble. Did you know that even sugarless gum is deadly to dogs? 

What’s your secret to getting dogs to stand or sit still while grooming them?  

Patience – lots of patience!  I always talk calmly with them. And I pet them. I like to have a hand on them to calm them down. I don’t rush through grooming them. Sometimes if I think that I will be done in 10 minutes it can take longer, and I take the time so that the dogs can calm down and try to let them enjoy getting groomed.

Pet resistant screens can be made from vinyl-coated polyester, which means that they are seven times stronger than fiberglass and aluminum screening material. They are resistant to tears and more difficult to break through, making them secure both inside and out.  A resistant screen is an excellent option for security yet still offers good outward visibility and can be used in any door or window.

Screens and Doors From Majestec 

We offer a variety of screens and doors built to protect your home and pets! Our premium security screens use mesh that is woven with hundreds of individual high-strength steel strands. When combined, these steel strands form an exponentially more durable mesh that stands up to the most stringent industry-standard testing procedures. 

Our stainless steel woven mesh screens exceed rigorous knife shear and impact testing. They are safe enough that you can run out for a short trip, lock the screen, and still allow natural airflow in for your pet. Not only will your pet stay safe and cool, but your screen will stay in perfect condition. Mesh screens cannot be chewed, clawed through, or pushed out so you don’t need to worry about your pet escaping or doing any damage to the screen.

Having a secure door to keep your family pet inside and safe from burglars is critical. Our doors have a multi-point locking feature that prevents the it from being pried open by a would-be intruder, unlike standard security doors that only lock in the center of the door. 

Some of the features you get with our screens and doors include:

  • A three-point hook locking system with a center dead-bolt
  • Natural airflow 
  • Premium, security marine grade stainless steel mesh

Majestec Services

 We have been working with Southern California homeowners by protecting their property, family, and pets for over ten years.

We have delivered high-quality home security products and services that our clients can always rely on. Our techs are experienced and friendly and know how to do a good job quickly and correctly. When our products are installed in your home, you can be confident that you are protected.

When you’re ready to add the next level of security to your home, contact us. A member of our team can talk to you about your needs and find a solution that’s right for you. They can answer any questions to help you make the right decision for your home and your loved ones.

Are you ready to protect your home and your pet?

Give us a call or contact us online today for more information. Our reliable and knowledgeable team will help you find the best products to keep all of your loved ones safe and secure.