It’s time to make your home as safe as it can be

Your home may be modern and well looked after, but how safe is it? We compiled a list of safety measurements every homeowner should consider, so they can be sure they and their family are safe from intruders and not exposed to any potential health hazards or fire risks.

Protecting your home from intruders

  •  A security system can consist of much more than just CCTV cameras. Motion lights for example help you spot burglars before they reach the door. Security cameras with built-in microphones are a smart way to scare them off.
  •  A smart intercom adds another layer to your home’s security system, as it allows you to monitor your door via your smartphone, so you’ll always know who is at your door.

Find out more about how smart technology for your outdoor area can benefit your home here.

Keeping your family safe from fire and carbon monoxide exposure

  •  Smoke alarms are real lifesavers and they need to be maintained to ensure they are in good working order. Check your smoke detectors monthly to see if they’re working. Having interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms installed is the safest option and will be a legal requirement in January 2022.
  • Consider having carbon monoxide detectors installed, they will alarm you if they detect a dangerous level of CO in the air. If you want to find out more about the sources and dangers of carbon monoxide, check out this blog post.
  • If you have a tumble dryer, make sure to clean all the dryer lint out of the trap inside the dryer door and don’t forget about the vents and ducts behind the dryer. Dryer lint that accumulated in vents and on walls can be a fire hazard, as it is highly combustible.

Electrical safety

  • Exposed wiring, faulty appliances and missing safety switches are severe safety hazards. Keep your family safe from electric shocks and fire by having your home’s wiring and switchboard checked.
  • If you have a toddler, you know how curious they can get. Make sure to use outlet plug covers for all power outlets that are in reach of the little one’s hands, to help minimise the risk of harmful electric shocks.
If you have any questions about security systems for your home, smoke or carbon monoxide detectors or electrical safety, give us a call on 1300 712 028 and we can arrange for one of our electricians to visit your home to talk you through all options.