One of the greatest threats to your home is a house fire. Whether its faulty wiring, cooking gone wrong or an unattended candle, house fires are common. But how many people keep a fire extinguisher in the house? The answer is not many and given they are relatively inexpensive, there really is no excuse for not having one.
Thorny Bushes beneath Windows
Plant thorny bushes under ground floor windows so burglars are less tempted to gain access. Even the most determined thief will be put off by the prospect of being cut up by a rose bush.
Water Tank Alarm
This ingenious device detects water leaks from a faulty washing machine or broken pipe before significant damage is done. A wireless water leak alarm notifies you of leaks via a loud beep. It can mean the difference between calling out the plumber in time or facing thousands of dollars’ worth of repairs.
Talking Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detectors
You may be surprised that approximately half of children sleep through a smoke alarm and it can take a while for it to wake them up. Studies show that kids wake up a lot quicker when they hear their parents’ voice. A talking smoke alarm could mean the difference between a lucky escape or an unthinkable tragedy, so consider getting one for your home.
LCD Peephole Viewers
Traditional peepholes are a good idea but they aren’t easy to see out of. Sometimes you may end up opening the door just to see who the person is which defeats the whole point. An LCD screen can make things a lot safer. The screen fits over the peephole and provides a clear image of whoever is outside, meaning you can see whether you know the person or not without having to open the door.
LED TV Simulator
Having a TV on when you’re out can fool burglars into thinking someone’s home. But leaving the TV on for hours costs money and having an unsupervised electrical device turned on for hours isn’t safe. You may not have even have a TV. An LED TV simulator creates flashing coloured images, giving the impression that a TV is on and that someone is home. Best of all, they cost just a few dollars.
Set-up a Community Watch Group
A community group is great way to identity threats in the local area in terms of crime. You can then identity the best way to deter these types of crimes, and be on the lookout. Get decals for doors and windows – if a burglar sees an entire street plastered with these, he might think that local residents are wise to his tricks.