Protect your home and your family with these home safety tips.
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Use these tips along with your home security system to help protect your home and your loved ones:

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Reducing Risk Inside and Around the Home

Reducing Risk Inside and Around the Home
In the kitchen
  • Keep a distance between flammable objects (papers, curtains, plastics, etc.) and fire sources (oven, stove top, portable heater, etc.)
  • Use harmful products (cleaning solutions, lighters) with caution (follow nstructions!) and keep them out of reach of children and pets.
  • Never leave sharp objects (knives) or other such tools and utensils misplaced or unattended.
  • Ensure electrical cords aren’t draped across other appliances or the counter or stove top.
  • Leave space around appliances for proper ventilation.
Reducing Risk Inside and Around the Home
In the bathroom
  • Keep electrical appliances wrapped and away from water.
  • Use non-slip strips or floor mats
  • Always keep the room clean and as dry as possible.
Reducing Risk Inside and Around the Home
In the bedroom
  • Never smoke.
  • As always, ensure that everything else is a safe distance away from a source of fire or heat.
  • Opt for mattresses with open flame-resistant protection.
  • You’re most vulnerable when you sleep. Even in bed, keep a phone, light, (and, if necessary, a weapon) within reach.
Reducing Risk Inside and Around the Home
In the garage
  • This is probably where you store most of your tools and equipment. Take precautions with flammable liquids, chemicals, and anything producing fumes.
  • Keep poisonous substances (paint thinner, antifreeze, rat poison, etc.) locked up and out of reach of children and pets.
  • Keep your space clean and organized, especially as many of your tools are sharp, heavy or otherwise dangerous.
Reducing Risk Inside and Around the Home
In the yard
  • Surround your property with a sturdy fence (this is more for keeping in children and pets, but can also serve to remind strangers to keep out).
  • If you’ve got a pool, keep it locked down or fenced in when not in use.
  • Be careful when working in bad weather. Use sand, salt, and good-traction footwear on ice and snow.
Reducing Risk Inside and Around the Home
On the stairs
  • Keep steps clean and dry.
  • Always install stable and sturdy railing on both sides of the stairs.
  • Ensure that the distance between the rails is narrow enough to prevent a child or infant from falling through.
  • Good rule of thumb: less than four inches!
  • Keep stairs well lit.
Reducing Risk Inside and Around the Home
Guard against fire
  • Install smoke detectors, check them regularly, and replace the batteries at least once a year.
  • Avoid overloading outlets and extension cords.
  • Keep fire extinguishers handy and know how to use them.
  • Establish a safety exit, ensure all family members know and understand it, practice with drills, and ensure it’s never blocked.
  • Never block or pile things on heaters or near heat-exuding appliances; give these a wide berth, plenty of breathing room, and make sure they don’t get overheated.
  • Ensure that all materials are fire-resistant if you’re renovating or just fixing up something around the house.
  • Never leave any type of fire or hot appliance unattended.
  • Remove dry vegetation around your home, especially during the dry seasons.
  • Cover the fireplace with a stable and large metal fire frame.

There’s only one way to test the quality and usefulness of a thermal imaging scope. You have to mount it to a rifle and test it out. So that’s what we did to a few dozen of them. We got to know each scope as we narrowed the field down. We’ll tell you what we think about the ones that made our cut. We’ll also teach you what to look for in the best thermal scope.

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Precision is one of the most important aspects of shooting as a lack of accuracy can spell disaster. With the right scope, you can transform your AR 15 into a monster of a machine. It took us some time, but after hours of research and field testing, we discovered 10 quality scopes you should check out.

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Whether you're a deer hunter gearing up for the season or a tactical shooter, having the right scope is important. Prism scopes are a compact and versatile alternative to traditional scopes, and if you know what you're looking for, a prism scope may just save you money, too.

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Kitchen fires are sadly more common than one would hope. However, there are plenty of things you can become aware of to prevent kitchen fires in your home. Some of the tips we'll lay out may seem obvious to you, and others may seem obvious in hindsight. Either way, these tips are simple and safe strategies for any person of any age, or kitchen experience, to keep their kitchen safe.

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You have a lot of money invested in your firearms, not to mention your other valuables. You need to protect them from fire and thieves. I'm going to show you how to pick the best fireproof gun safe.

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If you do not have any outdoor electrical outlets in your home, you can rely on battery-powered cameras to monitor your home and the surroundings. The cameras eliminate the nightmares of getting power cords to your indoor AC source.

However, you will have to pull them down from time to time to recharge their batteries. Others will require you to buy a compatible solar charger so that they can continue running throughout the year without your interference.

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As people, security and safety rest around the top of our list of wants. That's exactly why we employ police departments in vast numbers, to prevent crime and keep our living areas safe. But sometimes the police can't be relied upon to save the day, such as when the police are located far from where your community sits.

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The various Ring Doorbells on market are fantastic tools for securing your family and your home. Not only will the Ring Doorbell keep you safe, you can interface with the doorbell via your mobile phone or computer.

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Sliding glass doors can serve as a beautiful addition to your space while allowing light in. They can also provide you an enjoyable view of the world outside but this means that they also provide a view into your home. This, for obvious reasons, can be dangerous. Because of this, you should consider securing them to enjoy them safely!

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Garage security cameras are a great way to keep an eye on your valuables such as vehicles and tools, but with so many filling up the market, we understand how difficult it can be to find quality ones.

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Owning a handgun is one of the measures to ensure that you and your loved ones are safe. However, how do you make sure that your weapon is safe, secure, and easy to access when the need arises? One of the best ways to do that is by having a handgun safe.

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Ensuring your essentials are secure when traveling is a very crucial consideration. What does this well than LifePod Secure Travel Case from the Vaultek brand? I researched extensively, and I can say that this is my favorite product of its kind. This case’s performance is unrivaled, making it the perfect travel companion regardless of where you go or what you do.

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The ZOSI Security System may be a great option when you want to provide total protection and surveillance for your home. For peace of mind, any surveillance system you install should offer optimal coverage while being user-friendly so you can keep track of everything with ease.

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If you're a gun owner, then you should understand by now just how important it is to have a gun safe in your home. Aside from protecting younger family members from your firearms, gun safes keep would-be robbers from being able to run off with your valuable guns during a home invasion or burglary.

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Good pistol safes provide ample storage for your firearms in the most secure way possible. Your main priority is placing your pistols in a place where only authorized persons can get to them. Storage and security need to be planned prior to your gun purchase. In order to prevent delay, we've analyzed all the best gun safes on the market and became experts. We've evaluated features including locking mechanisms, durability, ease of access, and safe dimensions. It's important to have one of the best handgun safes on the market because it will provide you with reliable security.

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A gun safe is critical when you own firearms, but many keep weapons too far away for fast access. You can rectify that with an under-bed gun safe.

This not only secures your weapon from unauthorized users, but it also keeps them as close as possible so you're not fumbling around during an emergency.

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Do you ever find yourself worrying that your kids might get a hold of your gun? Or that a burglar might use it on you? If you do, then you’d better get yourself a gun safe. And what’s better than a Barska gun safe?

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Security cameras provide homeowners across the country with a sigh of relief from knowing that they can keep watch of their residence at all times. Some of them are conspicuous designs that are easy for anyone nearby to see, while others are more hidden.

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For a lot of people, there are security features provided by communities such as gated perimeters, surveillance cameras, and guards working a day/night shift. While such security measures can help prevent crimes, there's only one thing standing between a homeowner and an opportunist intruder. But what is the best way to reinforce a door securely?

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Doors locks are extremely important. So important, that you would be hard pressed to find an inhabited home that doesn't have one. Although locks are in abundance, situations may arise where you would need to lock a door without using one.

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Some of the ways an intruder can gain access to your home are surprising, and very scary. Do you know how secure your home's entrance points are? While the focus for many are the doors, you should take note of other points of access that bad guys could hone their interest in.

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Beyond these basic safety products, few individuals know how to safely operate their electrical device. It may take a lot of study for them to realize whether or not their current electrical issue is a safety threat. Keeping yourself aware of a few basic safety measures specific to your device is best. What do you know about your home's electrical safety? Make sure to thoroughly read through these top tips researched by house cleaning Cape Cod.
The issue of a hot outlet is
Have you ever put your hand in front of your power outlet just to feel the gentle heat waves radiating from it? Before you add any more connectors to this socket, you may want to think twice. The heat may be an indication that you have overloaded the circuit or that behind the faceplate the wires are melting. Both of these can spell serious problems for your house.
Keep away from your outlets water
Water and energy don't make a winning mix. You should ensure the water stays as far as possible from all of your outlets. For outlets not considered to be GFCI, this is particularly true. Bear in mind that existing codes specify that every outlet near the water should be GFCI (including those in the kitchen and bathroom). If not, contact the nearest electrician to get your outlets checked right away.
Replace damaged cords for control
Until they no longer work, some people believe in using their power cords. Given the fact that wires hanging from the sides have been uncovered, many individuals will try to keep these cords plugged in. You need to cover up these exposed wires with electrical tape immediately or unplug them whenever possible. Exposed wiring can lead to shocks or electrical fires. As soon as possible, damaged power cords need to be replaced.
Ensure the grounding of appliances
Older homes may not be grounded by all of their outlets. At the bottom of each plug-in zone, you can classify a grounded outlet as one with a small third hole. This is important to help stop appliance shocks, but for large appliances such as the stove or the dryer, it is even more important. If you notice that your appliances may be in risk, contact an electrician to help you build more grounded outlets.
Familiarize with the framework
To keep your family safe, the best thing you can do is to familiarize yourself with the electrical system. You should know your panel's manufacturer, how your breakers run, and how old your wiring is. Both of these things will help you make better and smarter choices for going forward with your home.

If you’re a homeowner interested in saving money on your energy bills, a smart thermostat is a viable option. Maintain a comfortable home in an affordable way.

And for those who remember the frustration associated with the programmable thermostats of the past, rest assured that the technology has progressed. Now, there are easy to use, wi-fi connected thermostats.

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If you do not have any outdoor electrical outlets in your home, you can rely on battery-powered cameras to monitor your home and the surroundings. The cameras eliminate the nightmares of getting power cords to your indoor AC source.

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Do you always find yourself worrying about leaving your home unguarded for hours at a time? Perhaps you have been a victim of a burglary, or your neighbors had their house broken into recently.

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Buying a smart lock that fits your home requirements can be a daunting task. Fortunately, we have done all the donkey-work for you by testing top rated keypad deadbolts in the market today.

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