There is both old and new tech that you should be utilizing in your home in order to have a safe home for you and your family. Without technology, there would be an increase in home fires, death due to toxic gas poisoning, and there would probably even be an increase in home robberies. Having a few useful tech items can literally be the difference between life and death for your family.
Doing Stuff From Your Smartphone
Smartphones are an amazing creation and they have made it seem like almost anything is possible. In fact, your smartphone allows you to have apps that can turn on your home security system when you aren’t even home, check to see if you remembered to turn your stove off, and you can even get emergency notifications from your security company if someone breaks into your home or there is a fir.
Take some time to explore your smartphone and all it has to offer. Do a little research online to find out how to use it to do things like shutting off your oven. When it’s time to invest in new appliances you might be very thankful investing a little more in something that can be run remotely.
You can control your security equipment from your phone these days as well, but security stuff in general, is technology, and tech you should invest in. Your security equipment could mean the difference between a home robbery and the safety of your family.
You might want to invest in more than just an alarm system. If you find your yard or home being vandalized, getting security cameras is a great way to find the culprits or to get them to stop.
Things With Automatic Shut-Off
Consider not only investing in home appliances with automatic shut-off but also in motion detector lighting. Motion detector lights can scare away people coming around your home at night with bad intentions and can also help you feel safer when you arrive home at night.
Coffee makers and even electric heaters can be purchased that have an automatic shut-off, which generally happens anywhere from an hour to a few hours from being turned on. It’s meant to reduce the risk of fire.
Smoke Detectors And More
Technology has made protecting homes from fires as poisonous gas leaks easier. Don’t just make sure that your home is equipped with the proper amount of smoke detectors, but also make sure you change out the batteries every six months. They won’t do your family any good if they aren’t working.
You may also want to have a radon detector and a carbon monoxide detector in your home. For extra fire safety, invest in a small home fire extinguisher.