No homeowner wants to have their day ruined by an emergency situation that they didn’t see coming.
The best time to prepare for an emergency is before the emergency actually happens. Once presented with an emergency situation, it may be too late to gather the items needed or to come up with a meaningful and well thought out plan on the spot and under pressure.
Kids get into accidents all too often, even when we try to protect them. Nonetheless, it is important for parents to do their part to minimize the chance for accidents by making appropriate adjustments and repairs in and around the family home.
A total and comprehensive household security system does not stop at just making sure that you are secure from intruders and burglars … it can also help to notify you of potential threats via environmental means too.
This writer was a teenager when his home caught fire, just one week before Christmas on a chilly, Saturday evening. Thankfully, no one was injured, but our home was heavily damaged and it took six months before the repairs were finished, and the home ready for occupancy.
Recent technological advances have radically changed alarm systems. Previous analog systems were expensive, clunky, visually limited and difficult to install. A host of technological developments, however, have made these systems smaller, easier to install and much more capable.
Our homes are our refuge from the world, familiar places that offer comfort, solitude and respite. But, there are dangers lurking where we spend our most time, with household chemicals, fire and even our beloved pets presenting possible hazards if we’re not careful.