Feb 1, 2016
The Winter Home Safety Tips You Need To Know
This year’s winter is already shaping up to be quite harsh, with historically snow-less places like Kuwait even getting in on the flakes.
At times like this where the weather begins to threaten the security of homes and businesses, it’s important to think about the ways in which various technologies have been developed specifically with the idea of protection and security in mind.
Take water sensors, for example.
Water sensors are handy devices that are stored in locations around the home that are typically overlooked, like crawl spaces and by various pipes.
A home’s crawl space can retain extra moisture and pools of water that turn into extreme mold if left unchecked. The chances of this happening increase substantially during the winter season, due to a combination of the lack of air circulation and increased heating.
It’s also not unusual for households to find that their pipes have frozen, which is why I’d highly recommend that you place water sensors under areas where pipes tend to get leaky. Two of these locations include under the kitchen sink and in the laundry room.
Shovel Your Driveway!
Another way to keep yourself safe this winter is to make sure that your driveway and walk path are always shoveled because an unkempt landscape is a sign of home vacancy that can make you an unsuspecting target for a burglary. Not taking care of your driveway can also make way for black ice to form, which can be dangerous to you and those who visit your home.
If you’re not able to do the job yourself, consider arranging for a company or the neighborhood tweens to do the job for you.
Get A Smart Home Security System
The best home safety tip I can ever give you, winter season or not, is to invest in a smart home security system. When you purchase an affordable smart home security system like Piper, you get to be immersively connected to your home 24/7.
Not only will you be able to see and hear what’s going on, you’ll also be able to monitor temperature levels and connect it to smart devices that allow you to automate your home and expand the security that Piper gives you.
Keep An Emergency Non Perishable Food Supply
You never know when the snow will render roads un-driveable. That’s why it’s important to keep a supply of non-perishable food that your family can rely on in case of emergencies.
Store Flashlights, Batteries, A Generator & Candles In A Central Place
A power outage can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few days. Knowing that you’ve got equipment that will help you see and navigate around your home (and potentially keep a little warm!) will help you stay calm and manage the storm a little better.
What do you think of these winter home safety tips? If there are any others you’d like to add, leave them in the comments below!