Here’s a Thing or Two on Home Safety
Home owners should know a thing or two about safety. It is very important to install safety features to your house, even if it’s a simple deadbolt lock. Remember: It’s better to be too safe than sorry later. The first thing you should do, and the easiest, is to install deadbolt locks as mentioned, window grates, and alarms – let’s stay simple, not everyone needs the top of the line, most sophisticated technology – such as smoke, fire, and burglar alarms. Fire alarms differ to smoke detectors in that they carry out everything a smoke detector does, but take it a step further.
They automatically send an emergency signal to a central monitoring station or the local fire department, if connected to a sprinkler system it can activate the water, and alert with sound effects (like fire alarm bell and horn) combined with visual alerts – such as flashing lights – to alert the hearing impaired. Next, you ought to add exterior lights; they could be simple lights or the motion sensor kind.
If they are motion sensor lights they should be installed out of easy reach. Something else to do is trim back trees and shrubs from around all doors and windows. With all these additions, it would be a waste if they were never put to use. Make it a habit and a routine of locking all the doors and windows and setting all alarms. Practice makes perfect, and soon it will become second nature to keep your home safe.