With so many home safety and security businesses all around the world, you are definitely not alone if you feel that there seems to be a constant stream of home safety devices and features being pumped out, nonstop. From these safety features that you can potentially add to your home, it can be hard to pick out the ones that are actually affordable, cost-effective, and don't require you to rebuild your home to install. So, what are some of these features?
Fire Attenuation Screens
If you live in an area prone to bushfires, like most places in Australia, you should consider investing in some fire attenuation screens. Like fly screens, fire attenuation screens are usually also meshed screens which go on the outside of windows or doors but are different in that they are designed to keep fire as well as bugs out of your home.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
By law, Australian homes must be fitted with smoke detectors, which are useful, but a fire is bright, hot, smelly and pretty obvious. What about the harder-to-detect dangers, like gas leaks? It isn't without reason that carbon monoxide is called the 'silent killer'. It is odourless and colourless, and you won't taste it in the air. So how can you tell if your home is full of it? Often people can't tell until it's too late unless they have a carbon monoxide detector. Most modern carbon monoxide detectors, or CO detectors, are electronic, programmable, testable, affordable and available at most larger grocery stores and hardware stores in the country.
Dead Bolt Locks
With many homes still locked with cheap standard locks, installing a dead bolt locks on your external doors and windows will definitely stump your average home invader. Deadbolt locks differ from your standard spring bolt lock in that they don't use a spring to hold the deadbolt in place. Instead, they use the rotation of the lock's key itself to retract the bolt.
There are also double cylinder deadbolt locks, which provide an extra level of protection. However, unlike single cylinder deadbolt locks, which require only the twist of a knob to open from the inside, double cylinder deadbolt locks typically require a key. This need for a key every time you want to open your door may just seem like a minor inconvenience, but it's important to keep in mind that it will also stop you from a quick escape from a danger in your home itself, like a fire, for example.Share