There are a lot of surprisingly dangerous things in your home. For example, did you know around 600 people die every year from falling out of bed? Other facts that might surprise you include:
- Candles are responsible for around 15,000 house fires every year.
- Around 16 percent of cell phones contain fecal matter that can make you sick.
- Every year, 1,700 men are sent to the ER for zipper-related injuries.
- Around 100 people die every year due to falling icicle spikes.
Keeping your home safe means paying attention to the details. You should think about the small things, like where you put that candle, as well as larger things, like whether your home is secure against intruders.
Technology can help! Whether you’re worried about a burglar, your family’s health, or your personal information, these tech gadgets will keep your home and family safer than they’ve ever been before.
Home Security Systems
When you think of home safety in the 21st century, you probably think of home security systems, and for good reason! They have been keeping homes safe for decades, and today’s technology can keep our homes safer than ever before.
Home security systems are comprised of two parts—security cameras and sensors. Security cameras can be placed around the home. Doorbell cameras are especially popular, but there are other kinds of cameras you can choose from. Cameras that are hidden in exterior lights can trick burglars, while indoor cameras can help you keep an eye on pets and kids.
Sensors are placed near possible entry points, like windows and doors. They can alert your cell phone, as well as the authorities, whenever they are tripped.
It seems like everything is getting smarter nowadays. Your deadbolt is one of the things that has become smart, and it can make things more convenient for your family.
Not only can you use a key to open smart locks, but the lock can also be operated remotely using a smart device. That means you can unlock the door without getting up off the couch, and you can check to see if you locked the door after you left the house.
It can make your home more secure by making it easier to lock the door, even when you aren’t at home, but it can also eliminate the need to make keys for the family that can end up getting lost. Permissions can be enabled and deactivated at any time, so you never have to worry about how many of your keys are floating around out there.
Automatic Lights and Blinds
A home security system can help identify a burglar or scare them away when they try to break in, but if you don’t want to deal with burglars at all, you will want to invest in automatic lights and blinds.
Automatic lights and blinds are more convenient because you can engage them using a smart device from anywhere inside and outside the home. They can also make it look like you’re at home when you’re not, preventing a burglar from being tempted to break into your home in the first place.
Smart Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
It’s not just intruders you have to worry about at home. If you want to keep your family safe and healthy, you definitely have to make sure you have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in your home. It’s even better if you have smart smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Because they connect to your smart devices, you’ll get a notification every time a sensor is tripped, even if you aren’t at home. It’s also easier to turn off the alarm if you are home. Instead of standing on a stepstool and pushing the button or removing the battery, you can reset the alarm using your smartphone.
Threats to your home aren’t just those that you can find behind your doors or in your neighborhood. Threats can come from anywhere in the world through your Wi-Fi network.
There are many routers to choose from, but a smart router can keep your personal information safer than all the others. They can notify you when children get on the Wi-Fi network, but more importantly, they can stop outside devices from utilizing your network, and they can notify you if there’s a vulnerable device that is using your network.
You deserve to feel safe and comfortable at home. With these tech gadgets, you can rest easy knowing that your family is protected from inside and outside threats.