Your home is a safe haven for family and friends. But even in the quietest neighborhoods, the potential for danger still exists. Along with thieves and vandals, without secure safeguards in place, wild animals can access areas of your home, posing a threat to pets and children.
Thankfully, there are many options today to protect your property and the people inside. Knowing all available resources will help you avoid unpleasant scenarios. Here’s how to get started:
Put Personal Assistants to Good Use
Growing in popularity, technology “personal assistants” (such as Amazon Alexa, Apple HomePod, Google Home, and others) can help in managing many tasks around your home. This includes climate control, door locks, lighting, and surveillance video. Many devices will make noise or “speak” when something goes wrong, deterring crooks and scaring off animal intruders.
In addition, this technology (sometimes called smart home assistants) acts as a security backup, enabling you to double-check if important tasks have been completed. So, you can quickly and easily determine if doors are locked, alarm systems are engaged, and even view real-time security video from the comfort of your current location.
Secure Structural Integrity from Anywhere
The technology exists today that can alert you of fire danger at your home no matter where you are. By connecting to your smartphone, you’ll get notifications of smoke or extreme temperature changes in your home. That enables you to contact the authorities before disaster can strike.
According to the National Fire Safety Council, it takes less than 30 seconds for a small flame to escalate into a home-consuming blaze. Technology-connected smoke detector devices not only alert you of the issue, they actually pinpoint where the potential fire is. This saves precious time when firefighters arrive.
Similar data is also available for water leaks. Sensors connected to your smartphone empower you to take action before a small leak can escalate into a flood.
Implement Security Breach Identification
When added to a window or door, glass sensors can alert you of unauthorized tampering. That means if someone’s trying to gain entry without permission, you’ll know about it before they even get inside. In addition, glass-break sensors “listen” for the sound of smashed glass, immediately notifying you of any breach.
It’s also wise to teach everyone in your household the basics of home security, including how to answer the door without allowing access to crooks, staying vigilant about suspicious activity, and more.
In addition, a trusted and reputable home builder can help you fashion a secure fortress that deters criminals. Since 1991, we’ve assisted countless Central Florida homeowners in creating the custom homes of their dreams. These safe and attractive structures are built using only the highest quality materials. That helps ensure a lasting and strong house.
Browse the testimonials section of our website to witness some of our many satisfied customers. Then, contact us today to get started on a custom home personalized to your unique desires and requirements.