Top Benefits of a Virtual CPR Training Class

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Top Benefits of a Virtual CPR Training Class

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many aspects of our daily lives changed. The risk of infection from in-person school, work, and social gatherings lead to society finding new ways to connect, the most popular being virtual classes and meetings. At Red Safety, we’ve followed this trend to ensure everyone’s safety by transitioning to virtual CPR training classes. Anyone can now enroll in and complete our CPR training from the comfort of their homes using a computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Here are some of the top benefits of taking one of our virtual CPR training classes: 

Learn Life-Saving Skills in the Comfort of Your Home

Learning how to administer CPR properly is an important life-saving skill that anyone can learn. Now that we have virtual CPR training classes available, taking steps to complete CPR training has never been easier! Simply sign up on our website and select a date and time that works for you with a class that can be completed from the comfort of your home. 

Worry-Free Classes Can Provide a Comfortable Learning Environment 

Between work, family, and your social life, finding the time to drive to an on-site location to take a CPR class can be stressful. With online CPR training, you can choose when and where you complete the training for less stress and a comfortable learning environment that meets all of your needs. Plus, less stress may help you retain more information, according to an article in Psychology Today

Take Part in Our Interactive Teachings From Our Instructors 

We want you to get the most out of our virtual CPR training classes, which is why we provide interactive classes for anyone to join. No matter where you are, you can log into our virtual sessions and learn CPR in an interactive, informative setting. 

At Red Safety, we strive to provide our customers with the tools they need to live healthy, safe lives with sound peace of mind. One of the ways we do this is by offering CPR training courses, now available virtually. Take part in our interactive teachings with qualified instructors to learn the life-saving practice of CPR, right from the comfort of your home or office. To sign up for one of our virtual CPR training classes today, simply fill out the form on our website or give us a call at 888-557-5167. We proudly serve the Tukwila, Seattle, and Renton areas. 

For all of your security, fire safety, and CPR training needs, contact us at Red Safety today! 

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Top Home Security Systems

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Now that we have officially entered 2021, it’s time to take a look at all of the newest features and gadgets that the top home security systems have to offer. As the years go by, home security systems are continually improving with impressive features such as video surveillance, cell monitoring, smart doorbells, and so on. This year, the tech is better than ever, and we’re here to introduce you to some of the top home security systems features in 2021:

Thermostat Smart Control: Whether you’re at home or away, maintaining the right indoor temperature in your home is ideal for saving energy and cutting costs. With smart security systems, you’ll be able to control the thermostat remotely, and some systems like Nest even learn your schedule and will adjust your home’s temperature accordingly. 

Mobile App Control: Just like with most things in life, security systems are now smartphone compatible. Most home security system providers offer apps that pair with their systems for quick and convenient monitoring from inside and outside of your home. 

Alexa Integration: Amazon’s Alexa technology is increasingly popular in homes across America because of its functionality and smart home capabilities. Many home security systems are now compatible with Alexa, meaning that you can take advantage of Alexa’s voice command technology to control your home security system features. 

24/7 Video Recording: Video monitoring is a great way to keep an extra watchful eye on your home. The newest home security systems are now offering 24/7 video recording, as well as battery-powered, wireless cameras for easy setup and installation. 

Voice and Facial Recognition: Doorbell cameras are popular additions to home security systems. These cameras make it possible to monitor who is coming and going from your home, and some of the newest models like the Nest Hello and the Tend Secure Lynx have excellent facial recognition technology features that recognize those who live in the home and adjust accordingly. 

At Red Safety in Tukwila, Washington, we specialize in providing personalized home security systems to meet your needs. Our team of experts will guide you in making the right system selections for your home with quick and easy installation and setup. We offer smart security system solutions for both your home and business with best-in-class technology and proudly serve the Seattle, Renton, and Tukwila areas. For more information about our home security system offerings, schedule a free consultation with us today! 

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Top Home Security Tips During the Holidays Part I

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Top Home Security Tips During the Holidays Part I

The holidays are just around the corner, and although it should be a time of celebration and joy, it can also pose some security risks for your home. Many people go out of town to visit friends and family during the holidays, leaving their homes vacant for days on end. Unfortunately, burglars are excellent at spotting vulnerable houses to target during the holiday season. With these four home security tips, you can add an extra layer of protection to your home while you’re away this holiday season: 

Use Social Media with Caution

It’s tempting to post photos of your holiday adventures on social media for your friends and family to see, but it can also be risky. Public social media accounts are accessible for anyone to view, including burglars. Posting your location and holiday vacation photos can signal to suspicious people that you’re out of town, and your house is vacant, which may lead to break-ins. 

Install a Quality Doorbell Camera 

Doorbell cameras are an increasingly popular home security add-on, and for a good reason. These cameras are simple to install and are easily set up on your smartphone so that you can see who is coming and going at all times. If you’re out of town this holiday season, checking the camera can give you peace of mind as you keep a watchful eye on your front door. Plus, burglars who see cameras may be less inclined to go through with a robbery, according to 

Give Your Home Security System a Checkup 

If you already have a top-notch home security system, good for you! However, it is crucial that you periodically check that your system is working correctly to ensure your security and safety. Make it a goal before you head out of town to check the battery life of each of your home security components, including any cameras and motion detectors. 

Avoid Package Deliveries While You’re Gone 

Nothing indicates a vacant home quite like a pile of packages by the front door day after day. If burglars target your home for frequent drivebys, they’ll see that your packages haven’t been taken inside for days on end and will quickly pick up on your absence. If you think your packages may arrive while you’re gone, ask a neighbor that you trust to take the packages from your porch and keep them in a safe place until you return from your holiday trip. 

At Red Safety, we take home security seriously. We can help you install the right security system for your home to give you the peace of mind you deserve while you’re at home or away. Our team of security experts proudly provide home security installations in the Tukwila, Renton, and Seattle areas. Schedule a free consultation with us today! 

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CPR Training Tips: Signs of Choking

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CPR Training Tips: Signs of Choking

Choking is one of the leading causes of accidental death in the United States. People of all ages can experience choking, but the most susceptible to death by choking are small children under the age of 5 and older adults. If administered quickly enough, CPR is an effective way to eliminate the choking hazard and possibly save a life. 

Here are four of the most common signs of serious choking to look for before administering CPR

Uncontrollable Coughing 

Coughing caused by choking is different than a cough from a cold or flu. If something is blocking a person’s airway, the body’s natural response is to get rid of the object by coughing it out. According to Healthline, if you notice someone presenting uncontrollable coughing, check for additional symptoms such as bluish skin, loss of consciousness, the inability to speak or cry, wheezing, a weak cough, and panic. All of these may indicate a severe choking situation that needs immediate attention. 

Struggling to Breathe 

It is important to keep in mind that choking does not always cause a cough. Sometimes the object in the airway may be too large, making it impossible to cough. Or, if the person’s breathing is severely compromised, they may drift in and out of consciousness and be unable to cough at all. The Heimlich maneuver, also known as abdominal thrusts, is especially helpful for clearing the airway at this stage. To successfully perform the Heimlich maneuver, stand behind the choking person, and wrap your arms around their waist. Then, make a fist with one hand over the person’s belly button, grasp the fist with your other hand, and give quick bursts of 6-10 abdominal thrusts to attempt to dislodge the object. 

Grasping Throat

Grasping the throat is an indication of choking when the person is unable to speak. Alongside the other choking signs, it is safe to assume that the person is choking and needs immediate help. Failure to call an ambulance or administer back blows (five firm strikes between the shoulder blades while supporting the person’s chest) may result in loss of consciousness. 

Passing Out 

Depending on how long the person has been choking, they may experience loss of consciousness and pass out. If the person is unresponsive, place them on their back and tilt their head back to raise their chin and open their airway. Check inside their mouth to see if there is a visible object that is blocking their airway, but never reach inside their throat to try and remove anything yourself unless it is clearly inside the mouth, not the throat. Call for help and administer chest compressions to stabilize the person while you wait. 

Performing the Heimlich maneuver and properly administering CPR can save a person experiencing choking symptoms. No matter your work or lifestyle, it is always beneficial to be prepared for choking situations so that you can be of assistance to someone in need and potentially save a life. 

Red Safety offers CPR training and first aid classes in Renton, Tukwila, and the surrounding areas. Sign up for one of our private classes today! 

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Top Myths About Home Security Systems – Part 2

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Top Myths About Home Security Systems – Part 2

Many homeowners have reservations when it comes to home security systems. Although security systems have been around for years, so have several myths about them. To help you better understand the ins and outs of home security, we are continuing our list of the top myths about home security systems and why they aren’t true: 

Myth: Security Systems Come With Unreasonable Contracts

While some companies may charge higher for around the clock monitoring or high-tech equipment, the average cost for a good home security system is much lower than you’d think, and you can purchase one without a contract if that’s what you’re looking for. 

Many people want to avoid long-term contracts for different reasons. Whatever the reason, opting for a home security system without contracts may be the best way to test whether a home security system is right for you. Companies like Abode, Simplisafe, and Cove offer contract-free security systems with 24/7 monitoring at a low monthly cost. 

Myth: Home Security Systems Can Be Glitchy 

For the most part, you don’t need to worry about your home security system glitching if it is installed properly. To be extra sure that the system is running correctly, you may want to test it once a month to check that you don’t have low batteries or wiring problems. 

Myth: Guns Are Better Than Home Security Systems

When it comes to protection, guns can be effective; But only if you’re ready. Many break-ins happen at night, which means you could be sleeping and not have the proper reaction time. Plus, guns may not deter crime as much as the clear signage of an installed home security system.

Myth: My House is Too Old for Modern Security Systems 

In the past, home security systems were more invasive than the ones today, with intricate installation and internal wiring. Now, security systems can almost always be installed in any home, new or old. This is especially true of wireless systems, which are just as effective as wired ones and offer impressive smartphone compatibility perks. 

At Red Safety, we take home security seriously. Our team of experts can help you decide on which security system is right for you and your home. We are located in Tukwila, Washington, and proudly serve the Greater Seattle Area. Schedule a consultation with us today to help protect your home and give you the peace of mind you deserve. 

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Life-Saving CPR Tips

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Life-Saving CPR Tips

It’s always best to be prepared in case of emergencies. While no one wants to imagine anyone in physical distress, being well-equipped with CPR knowledge gives you the power to save someone’s life potentially. Here are some life-saving CPR tips to take note of:

  1. Check for Breathing and Responsiveness

If you notice anyone who appears to be in distress, start by assessing the situation. First, check the person for responsiveness. If the individual does not respond to basic questions or taps on the shoulder, try to check their breathing. Clear their airways by tilting the person’s head slightly upward and then listen for their breaths. According to the American Red Cross, gasping for air or choking sounds is not considered breathing.

2. Perform Chest Compressions

The chest compressions guidelines are pretty much the same for adults, children, and infants (but not newborns 4 weeks and under). Start by placing the person on a flat surface on their back. Kneel beside them, close to the chest region, and put the palm of one hand on the center of the person’s chest between the nipples. Then, place your opposite hand on top of the first one, keep your elbows straight, and begin compressions using your upper body’s weight. The compressions should be about 2 inches deep, at a rate of 100 to 120 compressions per minute, if rescue breaths are not administered. If they are, then the guidelines suggest 30 compressions to two rescue breaths.

3. Administer Rescue Breaths

Rescue breaths can be given through mouth to mouth or mouth to nose, depending on the circumstances. If administering mouth to mouth, pinch the person’s nose closed so that the air is sealed during the breaths. Two breaths are meant to be given following 30 compressions. Watch for a rise in the person’s chest following the rescue breaths. If you do see a rise, wait for the chest to fall again before resuming the process.

4. Repeat if Necessary

If the person is still struggling to breathe after completing the above steps, continue the process while waiting for professional medical help. If there is an AED on hand, you may need to use it at this point.

5. Use AED if Necessary

The AED is an automated external defibrillator that can assess the injured person’s heart rate and determine whether a shock or continued CPR is necessary. AEDs come with detailed instructions, as well as voice prompts and directions for the user. Keep in mind that AED usage is intended for use only on people 8 years and older and that nothing and no one may touch the person while the electric currents are given.

While all of these tips are important to learn, the most crucial step is calling 911 immediately. Administering CPR is a means of stabilizing a person in need while awaiting professional medical help. If there are any signs of a person in a health crisis, always call 911 first thing.

Whether you’re just learning CPR or looking for a refresher, consider signing up for one of our CPR training courses at Red Safety. We offer CPR classes year-round, including the option to schedule a private lesson in Seattle, Renton, and Tukwila, Washington. To schedule a class with us today, simply fill out our online contact form, and we will be in touch shortly. Thank you for taking the time to potentially save a life, and we look forward to seeing you there!

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Qolsys IQ Panel 2 – Advanced Security System Features

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Qolsys IQ Panel 2 – Advanced Security System Features

Whether you’re at home or away, it’s always a good idea to have the best home security system on your side. The new Qolsys IQ Panel 2 is one of the top home security systems on the market, with smartphone capability, camera installations, and window sensors, all controlled in a user-friendly touchscreen wall mount. 

Here is an overview of the impressive features the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 has to offer:

User-Friendly Panel for All Ages

If you have young children living in your home, it can be stressful to ensure that they understand how to arm and disarm your home security system. The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 kept this in mind when designing their new user-friendly panel that makes controlling your system as easy as pressing a button. 

To disarm the system, users simply type in their four-digit code on the touchscreen. An alert and a photo of the person will be sent to the account holder’s smartphone and anyone else’s phone that is set up for alerts. This real-time response gives peace of mind to homeowners and parents, allowing for the constant monitoring and updates that the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 provides. 

Bluetooth and Home Integration Functions 

One of the most popular features in newer home security systems is smartphone compatibility, especially with Bluetooth. By setting up the app on your phone, you’ll be able to control the main functions of the security system, all on your smartphone or tablet. The Bluetooth feature can also sense a user’s arrival or departure from home, arming, or disarming accordingly. Plus, users can set automatic controls for lighting and heating or cooling. 

Intelligent Automation to Sync with Your Lifestyle 

The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 hosts a platform that allows for seamless, intelligent automation features controlled by your smartphone. This platform is known as Z-Wave Plus, and it will enable users to pair their Qolsys IQ Panel 2 with hundreds of smart devices. A few examples of device pairings made possible with Panel 2 are lighting, thermostats, garage door functions, and even door locks. 

Smart Motion Detection to Keep Your Home Secure

Motion sensors are excellent for keeping track of who comes or goes to ensure that nothing suspicious goes unnoticed. The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 detects body heat when someone enters a room. Users can set basic commands to turn on a light when someone walks in, or when they’re away, it will sound the alarm if a movement is detected. 

At Red Safety, our goal is to equip our customers with the home security systems that best fit their needs. We offer a number of security options from top-of-the-line providers, including the Qolsys IQ Panel 2. To learn more about the latest home security technology, check out Qolsys’ informational video: 

If you’re looking to add a security system to your home, schedule a consultation today by calling us at 888-557-5167. Let us give you the peace of mind you desire here at Red Safety, located near Seattle, Washington.

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Top Myths About Home Security Systems Part 1

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Top Myths About Home Security Systems Part 1

Home security systems are one of the best things you can do to keep yourself and your family safe. While you’re at work, running errands, or even relaxing at home, security systems add a level of safety that brings peace of mind to homeowners. However, there are many misperceptions, most of them untrue. Here are a few of the top home security myths and why they aren’t true:

  1. I Don’t Need One Because I Live in an Upscale Neighborhood

Just because you live in a more upscale neighborhood doesn’t mean that you aren’t at risk for burglary. In fact, some burglars target upscale areas specifically, so it’s best to protect yourself with a home security system. Installing a security system in your home will allow you to monitor your home inside and out at all times to ensure that no suspicious activity goes unnoticed. 

  1. Guard Dogs are Better Than Security Systems 

Having pets can be a fun and exciting part of life, but they won’t do much in terms of protection when compared to a home security system. For starters, burglars aren’t always deterred by a guard dog. Often times they’ll scope out the house beforehand and make a plan of entrance, sometimes putting together a method that avoids the dog. Also, if you go on vacation, you probably aren’t going to leave your dog at home alone. Instead, you should install a home security system that can monitor your home’s interior and exterior at all times. 

  1. It’s Too Expensive 

Many people think that purchasing a security system is too expensive for them. However, most have changed dramatically over the years, with many affordable options for any budget. Homeowners can choose from contract home security systems with professional monitoring or standalone systems that you can install and monitor yourself. 

  1. It’s Too Complicated to Use

Learning these systems can sound daunting at first. However, many are actually extremely user-friendly these days, thanks to advanced technology. Most systems are wireless, which means a simple installation process with limited parts and gadgets. All you’ll need to do is use an app, tablet, or alarm pad to set or disarm your home alarm.

At Red Safety, our team of experts will help you find the perfect security system for your home. We are committed to providing the best installation services paired with the industry’s top home security systems. To schedule a consultation today, give us a call at 888-557-5167, or fill out our short online contact form. We look forward to working with you! 

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Top Doorbell Camera Bells & Whistles

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Top Doorbell Camera Bells & Whistles

When you’re in your home, you want to feel safe. One of the best ways to ensure your safety and peace of mind is by installing a doorbell camera. These small, discrete devices are placed on or near your doorbell, allowing you to see who is coming and going at any given time. But with so many options available, it can be hard to decide which one is the best for you. 

Here are the top bells and whistles to consider adding to your doorbell camera installation:

Home Alarm System Integration 

For those with an existing home alarm system in place, combining a doorbell camera with your system adds another level of security. Adding a doorbell camera is a simple and easy process, and most options are “smart” doorbells, which means you can see who is at your front door by checking your smartphone or tablet. Plus, some doorbell cameras allow you to speak to visitors, turn on your lights, and even unlock the door with the touch of a button. 

Video Footage Storing and Archiving 

If on the off chance something suspicious does happen at your front door, recording and archiving video surveillance can really come in handy. Your doorbell camera can record and keep video of who came to or near your front door for your review later, sometimes offering important evidence for police. 

Voice and Facial Recognition 

Installing a doorbell camera with voice and facial recognition is a great way to keep a database of who regularly comes and goes from your home. You can receive alerts when someone from the database shows up your door, such as a nanny, dogwalker, or when the kids get home from school. 

Instant Notification and Alerts 

Similar to the last point, doorbell cameras are able to send you alerts of any and all activity, based on your preference. Essentially, the doorbell camera works as a constant watchful eye over your home, so you never have to wonder what’s going on right outside your front door. 

At Red Safety, your security is our priority. We offer a selection of the top doorbell camera options on the market with the most advanced and cutting-edge features. Whatever your needs may be, we will work alongside you to ensure that you get the product that’s right for you. 

We proudly serve the Tukwila, Renton, and Seattle regions. To schedule a consultation today, give us a call at 888-557-5167, or fill out our contact form at the bottom of our home page. Let us help keep you safe and calm in the comfort of your home. 

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5 Home Security System Additions to Consider

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5 Home Security System Additions to Consider

A basic home security system can do wonders for your home. In addition to peace of mind for yourself and your loved ones, home security systems are an excellent way to protect your family from unseen threats, such as carbon monoxide and smoke. While a basic home security system is better than nothing, your home may need extra protection based on where you live and your lifestyle. Here are 5 home security system additions to consider adding to your basic plan:


There are many different detectors that can be installed within your home. Smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and even heat detectors are available to ensure that your family stays safe 24/7. Whether you’re at home or away, these detectors are able to alert you or the proper authorities if anything looks out of the ordinary. 

Escape Ladders

The National Fire Protection Association reports that 50% of all fatal fire incidents occur while residents are sleeping. Because of this, the fire is typically much larger by the time the

occupants need to evacuate, making optimal escape routes a necessity. To further protect those on the upper floors of a home or building, place a fire escape ladder in each closet. 

Surveillance Camera Installations

Installing surveillance cameras on your home is like having an extra set of eyes all day, everyday. You can choose from basic camera surveillance to more advanced options with motion sensors and mobile phone compatibility. In the case that anything suspicious does happen, you’ll also have video evidence.

CPR Certification 

Learning how to properly conduct CPR is a great resource to have. Unexpected cardiac arrest can occur at anytime, and knowing the precautions to take before a medical team can arrive on the scene can mean life or death for the patient. Getting the certification is simple, and our team at Red Safety offers CPR training and routine first aid classes to arm you with knowledge. 

Glass Break Sensors 

Many home invasions start with a burglar breaking a window as an access point. To further protect your home, consider installing glass break sensors to alert you of any potential threats. These sensors work by using built-in microphones to detect the sound or vibration of glass being tampered with. If the sensors pick up on anything, an alarm will sound and most likely scare off any intruders. 

At Red Safety in Tukwila, Washington, our goal is to make sure that you and your family feel safe and secure in your home. We provide state-of-the-art home security system installations, fire safety equipment, and CPR/first aid training to give you peace of mind. Even when you aren’t at home, our systems allow for remote home monitoring so you never have to worry while you’re away! For more information about our services and products, give us a call at 888-557-5167, or email us at Let’s get your home safe and secure today! 

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