New Options in Home Safety

When it comes to your home, you want it to be your sanctuary, a safe place where you and your family can be comfortable. Thanks to our modern technological advancements, there are now many innovative accessories and tools available to make your home as safe as possible. Here are a few of the notable items you can add to your home.

Fire Monitoring

Technology and innovation has made major advancements from the traditional smoke detector fire alarm. Nowadays, there are smoke detection systems which incorporate long lasting lithium batteries and many even include dual batteries as a backup measure. There are also new detector devices available which can detect much more than smoke and fire, but also radon, carbon monoxide and even natural gas leaks.

The Smart Home

Many advancements have been made in the area of the smart home. Many new homes are built these days that incorporate at least some smart home technology. Smart home amenities can include complete home automation, comprehensive security, lighting control and surveillance, and many use wireless technology and the Internet to make it easy for you to control, view and secure your home even while you may be on the other side of the world. Imagine being able to draw a bath for your wife or husband and have it ready right when they get home, all while you’re away on business. Or imagine being able to make sure your children arrive home safely from school each day. You’ll be able to see exactly when they get home and, if you choose, you can even keep an eye on them with in home cameras.


For seniors, the advancement of home safety technologies has been a real benefit. Seniors are now staying in their home longer and many are able to avoid the dreaded nursing home entirely. Seniors can take advantage of bracelets and necklaces which allow them to easily access whatever form of help they need anywhere they are, whether around the home or out and about. These systems allow seniors the confidence to be home alone without the need for a caregiver, which can also save a great deal of money.


In the area of lighting, there have been many advancements, not the least of which is LED lighting. This type of light has many advantages over traditional types of lights. LED’s can fit into places that other lights simply can’t go. In addition, LED’s create a brighter light for less cost and with less energy usage. Studies have shown that homes that are well lit inside and out are less likely to be burglarized.