You want your home and family to be safe at all times. Investing in home security can save you money and protect your loved ones from outside dangers. It can also reduce stress by making occupants feel safe and secure within the confines of their own homes.
Protection From Outside Dangers
When most people think of security, they think of outsiders who may attempt to get into their homes and rob or harm the occupants. Security panels, motion detectors, and even surveillance cameras are installed to ensure that loved ones are safe and secure from burglars and home intruders. Quick responses from the security company will ensure the safety of family members and property. Customers may even be able to arm and disarm their homes from remote locations and view the interior of their homes on their cell phones.
Fire and Smoke Warnings
But there may also be other dangers inside your home that you may be unaware of such as smoke and fire hazards. Adding fire and smoke monitoring to your security plan can save family members from harm or even death if your home or attached garage catches fire.
The Hidden Danger – Carbon Monoxide
Security customers automatically think of these monitors, movement sensors, and cameras when it comes to securing their properties. What often is not considered is the effect carbon monoxide can have on you and your family.
Carbon monoxide can be a hidden killer and is considered to be one of the leading causes of death in the United States. According to the National Capital Poison Center, about 430 people, mostly males, die of carbon monoxide poisoning each year. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, tasteless gas that forms through the use of solid fuels such as charcoal and wood, and from liquid fuels such as kerosene and gasoline. If areas are not adequately ventilated, chimneys not checked for obstructions, or if these fuels used in enclosed locations, carbon monoxide may form and poisoning from this substance may take place.
Carbon Monoxide Detection
Protect your family by installing carbon monoxide sensors in all areas of your home, especially bedrooms and garages. Carbon monoxide sensors throughout the house operate very similarly to fire and smoke monitors and can protect family members and guests from this deadly poison. Also, remember to monitor your garage for more than the unauthorized entry with carbon monoxide sensors. The parking area can be a place of high concentration of gas even if the doors are open.
Security is important to the safety and well-being of your family. Keep in mind that it entails more than just keeping unwanted individuals from unlawfully entering your home and protecting occupants from smoke and fire. Carbon monoxide poisoning is also a real danger, and this aspect of providing home safety should be treated just as seriously as other security components.