Our homes are where we keep our most valuable items, as it holds everything we’ve collected over the years from photos to jewellery. Most importantly our homes are where we, our family and pets live, and therefore we want them to be safe.
When you’re thinking about changes to your home, or if you’re moving to a new place, safety should be a top priority so, besides security companies (that could improve your home security), we’ve put together a list of alarms to have in your house, as feeling safe at home is the ultimate comfort.
Protect Property: Burglar Alarms
There is a wide range of burglar alarms for you to choose from, so it’s easy to find one that’s right for you. A home alarm system will notify you if there’s an intrusion and it will deter thieves. Many now have cameras that link to your phone, so you can see if someone is outside.
Burglar alarm systems are now more complex, and they put you in control. You can turn on your lights alongside the alarms, so that dark corners are lit up. Some systems even allow you to access your security cameras from your phone app.
Detect Dangerous Gas: Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Carbon monoxide gas is scary, as it’s odorless, so we can’t detect it without help. It’s possible to get carbon monoxide poisoning and it can be deadly if it seeps into your house unnoticed. The gas can leak out of a gas boiler or a gas oven that isn’t working properly.
The alarms are fairly inexpensive, and you can fit them yourself. Place it 5 feet from the ground and put one on every floor of your house. Make sure to keep them out of reach of children or pets who might tamper with them or hurt themselves.
Fire Safety: Smoke Alarms
Smoke detectors are very common and, from a young age, we are taught the importance of them. When you’re moving to a new property it can be easy to forget to put them up in the excitement. Check the batteries in the alarms that have come with the place, or invest in new ones.
Fire safety is essential as fires can rip through your house at a terrifying speed, but an alarm should warn you in time for you to escape. Put an alarm on every floor, and make sure to check them monthly. Remember to test your alarms regularly!
Hot Spot: Heat Alarms
Smoke alarms are great at detecting slow-burning fires that give off a lot of smoke. However, fires can come in many forms, and quick bursts of fire will create more heat than smoke. This is why it is important to have a heat and smoke alarm.
Heat alarms are for property protection, as they’re good to use in places where smoke alarms may wrongly go off. Put a heat alarm in dusty rooms such as garages or workshops. Heat detectors do not notice smoke, so it’s best to have both.