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Make Safety a Priority: 4 Items to Invest in for a Protected Home

Whether you and your family live in a brand-new home or an older home, safety is always a top priority. As a homeowner, the most precious things in your home are likely not your physical valuables but your family, pets and your personal sense of safety. However, a break-in can wreck your sense of safety and can also lead to you losing a lot of valuable goods. Here are four things you can do to increase the overall safety of your home.

Outdoor Video Cameras

Outdoor video cameras are one of the best investments you can make to keep your home safe. First, you can monitor them remotely from your cell phone. They are motion activated, so every time there is a movement you can see who is there even if you aren’t currently at home. This can give you an opportunity to make sure you are properly armed with a gun or ar-15 rifles that you use to protect you.

Smart Home Technology

There is a plethora of smart home technology that can make your home a great deal safer. This starts with upgraded safety systems that will feed information to your phone remotely. Additionally, smart home technology includes lighting that can be turned on and off remotely, making it a very simple deterrent to burglars if you are out of town.

Upgraded Doors

Many people simply think that locking doors and windows mean their home is secure. That is absolutely not the case. A home invader has many ways to get around simple locks. For example, if your door has hinges on the outside, they can allow burglars to simply remove the hinges with ease, making locks basically useless. If they do, move the hinges into the inside. Additionally, many people are drawn to fancy doors with large windows that allow a lot of light in. Doors should be solid wood and should include only windows that are far enough above the doorknob that no one who breaks the glass could reach from the outside to turn the lock.

Carbon Monoxide Detector

A carbon monoxide detector tends to be one of the last things homeowners think about when it comes to home safety. However, a carbon monoxide leak can literally be just as dangerous as a fire in the home. It can even be more dangerous because, unlike smoke, it can’t be immediately detected.

These are just a few of the many ways that you can make your home safer. Your home is your biggest investment, and it should be protected at all times. Remember, a great deal of smart home technology is specifically focused on safety, making it the perfect investment for both safety and technology convenience.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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