6 Ways to Have Smarter and Safer Home In 2017

The beginning of the year is a great time to evaluate many different facets of your life and make changes to make improvements, whether it is lifestyle changes like eating healthier or making life simpler or safer in some way. We’d like to jump in and offer some easy ways to upgrade your life with smart safety improvements.

Make a Natural Disaster Kit

Sure, we hope we never have to experience things like storms, earthquakes, fires, or floods but those things do happen and they can happen to us. If you do not have one already, upgrade your life with a disaster preparedness kit. Be sure that your kit is enough to care for you and your family with food and supplies for at least 72 hours. You can find some disaster kit recommendations at the Red Cross, and CDC websites. If you have pets, check out the ASPCA for disaster preparedness kits for pets.

Switch to Smart Locks

It is a small but revolutionary change. In order of percent of burglaries, the primary point of entry of the front door, so reinforcing the front door with great locks is, well, smart. Smart locks solve a lot of problems, like the kids forgetting the keys or not knowing when the kids get home. Not to mention solving the age-old question of whether or not you really locked the door when you left for the day. With individual user codes and remote access, you never have to wonder.

Do a General Home Inspection

This small act can save you a lot of money and improve your safety by catching small fixes early. Check for things that often get ignored until something catastrophic or expensive happens such as the roof, pipes, heating and cooling system, or roofing.

Get a Smart Smoke Detector

Dead batteries cause 24% of smoke detector failures. A smart smoke detector automatically tests battery levels and when part of a monitored home security system, offers a host of other advantages.

Invest in a Home Automation and Home Security System

Did you know that homes without security systems are 300% more likely to be broken in to? A home automation system used in conjunction with home security offers a powerful suite of tools to keep your family safe.

Install Perimeter Security

Make sure your home is not a magnate for crime. Take steps to improve your security by adding outside lights, installing fencing, and using outside security cameras.

Now those are some changes we can all resolve to keep! If you have any questions about home and life security and home automation, please Give GuardMe a call.

Craig Metzger
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