Home is supposed to be your safe haven, a place where you can relax and feel secure. But if your home isn’t up to date on the latest safety features, it might not be as safe as you think. Here are eight upgrades you can make to help make your home a safer place.
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1. Smart Security System Will Make Your Home A Safer Place
A traditional home security system is a great way to deter burglars, but a smart security system takes things a step further. In addition to setting off house alarms when someone tries to break in, a smart security system can also allow you to monitor your home remotely and even automatically call the police if there’s an intruder. By contacting a CCTV installer, you can ensure that the system you choose and install is the right system for your home.
2. Motion-Sensing Lights
Burglars don’t like being seen, so motion-sensing lights are a great way to deter them and make your home a safer place. These lights will turn on automatically when someone steps onto your property, making it easier for you to see what’s going on outside and giving burglars pause before trying to break in. Motion-sensing lights are also a great way to save energy since they’ll only be on when they’re needed.
3. Automatic Locks Will Make Your Home A Safer Place
Forgetful? No problem! Automatic locks will lock the doors of your home automatically, so even if you forget to lock them up before bed, your home will be secure. You can also set certain locks to unlock automatically when you arrive home, so you don’t have to fumble for keys after a long day. In addition, automatic locks can be controlled remotely, so you can let in guests even when you’re not home.
4. Home Safes
Burglars know where people typically hide their valuables, so it’s important to have a safe place to store them. A small home safe can provide peace of mind in knowing that your most prized possessions are hidden away and out of sight. Ensure that your home safe is bolted to the floor and in a place that’s not easily accessible to burglars. By making it difficult to move, you’ll make it that much harder for burglars to get their hands on your valuables, and therefore make your home a safer place.
5. Carbon Monoxide Detector
Carbon monoxide is an odourless and colourless gas that can be deadly, so it’s important to have a carbon monoxide detector in your home. These detectors will sound an alarm if carbon monoxide levels get too high, alerting you of the danger and giving you time to get to safety. Additionally, many carbon monoxide detectors now come with an app that will notify you if the alarm sounds even when you’re not home.
6. Fire Extinguisher
A fire extinguisher is a must-have in any home, especially if you have a fireplace or gas stove. By having a fire extinguisher on hand, you’ll be able to put out small fires before they have a chance to spread. Be sure to check the expiration date on your fire extinguisher and get it serviced according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Regular servicing will ensure that your fire extinguisher is always in working order.
7. Safety Gates
If you have young children or pets, safety gates can help keep them safe and prevent them from accessing areas of your home that might be dangerous. For example, you might want to install a safety gate at the top of your stairs or in front of your fireplace. Gates can also be used to create a safe play area for young children. In addition, many safety gates now come with features like auto-close and locks that make them even more effective at keeping your children safe. Safety gates are a vital addition to any home with children or pets.
8. Window Locks Are Perfect For Making Your Home A Safer Place
Window locks are an important part of any home security system. By installing locks on your windows, you’ll make it more difficult for burglars to break in. In addition, window locks can also help prevent accidents, such as a child falling out of an open window. There are a variety of different types of window locks available, so be sure to choose the ones that are best for your needs. Window locks can be purchased at most hardware stores; however, to ensure that they are installed correctly, it may be best to contact a professional handyman.
In conclusion, protecting your home from potential dangers should be a top priority. By upgrading your home, you can help keep your family safe while also deterring burglars. So keep these upgrades in mind next time you’re looking to make your home a safer place!
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