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5 Home Safety Features You Need to Be Aware Of

08 April 2018
Kevin Hartley

When it comes to your home safety, you can never be too careful. There are plenty of dangers that you can eliminate or lessen simply by taking a few steps to protect your family. Here are a few safety features you should know about and take advantage of.

Automated Alerts

You can set up automated alerts to let you know when someone enters or leaves your home. This has become a staple in all of the top security systems This is incredibly useful if you have children and you want to know when they are coming and going. This can also let you know if someone is breaking into your home, so you can alert the authorities.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon monoxide detectors alert you to potential carbon monoxide poisoning. When your home is inspected, your inspector should let you know if you are any danger, but problems can develop at any time. This odorless, colorless gas can be dangerous if one is exposed to it for long periods of time. Make sure your detectors are working andplaced throughout your home.

Remote Monitoring

You may not be worried about your home while you are there, but being gone for long periods of time can invite criminals to try their luck. This is especially dangerous if you have been the victim of a break-in before.According to ADT, 33% of home invasions were repeat burglaries. You can use your remote monitoring to keep an eye on your home from anywhere and set off the alarms if needed.

Security Cameras

Security cameras are another safety feature favorite. The security cameras combine with your remote monitoring to let you know what is going on. If you don’t want to have cameras running all the time, you can get motion-activated camerasthat will only record when there is movement. You can watch in real-time who is at your home while you are away.


Sensors have come a long way since they were initially introduced to the public. The sensors are installed throughout the home. People are often surprised to learn of the various types of sensors there are out there. There are window sensors that detect broken glass. There are water leak sensors thatdetect the presence of moisture, which could lead to mold and water damage.

It’s important to make sure you are taking the proper precautions to protect your home from criminals and damage. There are so many different features that you can use to keep your family safe so make sure you find the ones that you need the most.

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Kevin Hartley, Broker is a Toronto based real estate Broker with Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate | Signature Service, Brokerage. @Home is his lifestyle blog, an expression of his passion for home keeping though MAKING (Recipes), DOING (DIY), BEING (Health/Wellness) and DWELLING (Home Ownership, Sales & Maintenance).  Content not intended to solicit clients under contract.

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