It could be a bad storm, an unrepentant fire, an away-from-home break-in, or intrusion from rodents. Keep your family and valuables safe with this comprehensive safety module.

View Home Safety/Automation Steps

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Use this 6-Step Home Remodeling "Quick Guide" to review your home safety/automation needs. It assembles information you need and outlines it using a step-by-step view.

Step 1: Analyze the Numbers

Before you start any home safety/automation implementation, run some financial numbers to determine whether your project is a smart investment.

The numbers include the estimated costs, home value assessment, financing costs, and other related calculations.

Review cost-related issues to home safety/automation (remodeling) vs. buying a new home.

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link to notes: analyze the numbers
estimate the cost of your project
get your home value

 

Step 2: Collect Ideas

Your 2nd step in home safety/automation is deciding what you would like to do and collecting ideas.

This includes reviewing -

  • home safety pics,
  • home automation pics,
  • architectural plans,
  • floor layouts,
  • home gallery,
  • home safety/automation information,
  • home safety/automation shopping and more.

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Step 3: Plan the Needed Specs

Step 3 is sketching your ideas on paper (or digitally) and developing the spec plan.

The spec plan determines what type of home safety and home automation considerations that will be needed. It will also contain the product specifications for each utility element such as cameras, door locks, networks, electric other.

You will use the spec plan and architectural design to bid the project out to a contractor.

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Step 4: Find a Contractor

Step 4 is finding and negotiating the contract with a home safety/automation contractor.

Give your remodeling ideas and specs to a contractor for review and bid analysis.

Use the local network (aligned with HomeAdvisor) to find the right contractor for your project.

Review guides for contractor selection and negotiation.

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Step 5: Financing Your Project

Step 5 is arranging financing once you select the contractor and finalize the contract for your project.

Using the equity value in your home is one of the best financing option for home safety/automation. Start with a home equity line of credit or a bank equity program.

Other options may include cash-out refinancing, personal savings, and/or financing from home improvement contractors.

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Step 6: Manage the Project

Step 6 is where the project begins.

It starts with setting up the work area, installing everything that needs to be replaced, connecting networks and electrical where needed, putting in the final touches, etc.

It also means working with the contractor, managing the project, and getting the remodeling project inspected before releasing any funds.

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working with the contractor
managing the home remodeling project
about a home project inspections
find home inspector

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View Home Safety/Automation Ideas

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The 2nd step in home safety/automation is deciding what you would like to do. This includes reviewing home utility ideas, architectural styles, home pics and more.

View A: Safety/Automation Photo Remodeling

Our collection of photo remodeling ideas for home safety/automation.

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automation & security
green home
HVAC & utilies

 

 

View B: House Plans & Resources

An excellent resource for remodeling trends is to view house plans from leading architects and 3rd party resources.

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house plans
more house plans
architectural styles

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home safety tips
fire safety tips
home automation systems
home networking diagram

3rd party resources

1) Prepare for Emergencies
2) Family Communication
3) Emergency Supply List
4) Preparedness Kit
5) Information for Seniors
6) Information for Pet Owners

 

View C: Gallery

View our selected gallery modules for home utility.

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gallery: going green
gallery: types home lighting

 

View E: Home Improvement Directory

Finally, view this indexed directory to product information from manufacturers and retail operations.

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search: home utilities room
search: utility desk
search: animal things

 

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A Selection of Home Safety & Automation Topics For Your Home

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Keeping Your Home Safe & Automated

Sometimes we take safety for granted - our home, our family, our daily routine probably won't be disrupted by a natural disaster, fire, break-in or other home invasion. But what if?

It is best to be prepared. So start with this step-by-step guide after you review the home safety and automation ideas and topics above to help plan and manage your home safety and automation needs.