The world is becoming a more dangerous place, so it is essential to find the most modern ways to protect your home and family during 2019. First, you should understand the different types of dangers that can occur, including:
Here are some of the ways that you can keep your family and home safer:
Tip 1: Smoke Alarms
If you have an old smoke detector in your home, then you may want to upgrade to a better device. There are modern smoke detectors that offer additional safety features such as bright lights to help you find fire exits, automated alarm systems that alert local fire departments or long-lasting batteries that don’t require replacement frequently.
Tip 2: Modern Locking Systems
Rather than relying on the ancient locks that were in your home when you moved in, you should replace these items with stronger mechanisms. Visit a local hardware store to see the newest types of locks for windows and doors, including patio doors. If you don’t have do-it-yourself skills, then hire a locksmith or a handyman to install the new locks.
Tip 3: Earthquake Detection
An earthquake can occur anywhere at anytime, but some regions have more seismic activity than other areas do, so if you live in an area where earthquakes occur frequently, then you should have modern detection equipment. It is now possible to have earthquake sensors in your home that can alert you immediately that there is a change in your region’s seismic activity.
Tip 4: Flood Protection
If your home is located near a river that may flood, then you should prepare by having modern flood protection devices. The goal of these items is to keep water from entering your home because the moisture can destroy everything, and it will also cause secondary damage. It is possible to install flood barrier devices around the foundation of your home, and you can also install special devices along the doors, including the garage door.
Tip 5: Outdoor Lighting Systems
More homeowners are installing outdoor lighting systems to prevent home invasions while someone is at home or a burglary while they are away from home. It is easier to install modern solar-powered lights in only a few minutes. You can place these lights in the soil around windows or doorways, but there are also lights that you can attach to the side of a home.
Tip 6: Security Systems
You don’t need to hire a technician to install a security system in your home because there are devices that you can buy at online or local stores. These are often wireless systems that will work with your home’s wireless internet system, and you can receive alerts with your smartphone or a computer.
Tip 7: Sprinkler Devices
If you are worried about having a fire inside your home, then you can have a sprinkler system installed. These devices are similar to what you might see in a business with metal sprinklers on the ceiling that will turn on automatically when there is smoke, excessive heat or flames. When you live in a remote area, having automatic sprinkler systems is recommended.
Tip 8: Apps
You can have warnings sent to your smartphone with Apps that provide information about hurricanes or tornadoes that are occurring in your geographic region. With information from these Apps, you can protect your family and your home with the recommended emergency procedures.
Tip 9: Hurricane Protection Devices
It is possible to protect your home and your family with hurricane protection devices. You should have hurricane safe windows and doors installed in your home, or you might prefer having rolling metal shutters that will cover the doors and windows. While you might need to evacuate before a hurricane occurs, you can protect the interior structures of a home with these devices.
Tip 10: Fire Watch Services
When the electrical power in your region isn’t working due to a major thunderstorm or other reason, your home’s sprinkler or alarm systems will not work. This is why you need to have a 24-hour fire watch service that will have personnel who can monitor your home throughout the night and day.