Don’t compromise when it comes to taking care of your family and your property. Your house should be a place where you can relax and feel secure. Here are six safety essentials for your home that every household should have.

Essentials for Home Safety

1. Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors are must-haves in every home. According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), three out of every five house fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke detectors. Install a smoke detector in every bedroom and at least one device on each level of your home. Test the devices once a month and replace the batteries yearly.

2. Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon monoxide is a dangerous and odorless gas, making it impossible to smell. Because your family cannot sense the gas, carbon monoxide detectors are necessary for every home. These devices detect carbon monoxide levels in the air and alert you when levels are too high. Installing a device near sleeping areas and every floor of your home can save lives.

3. Deadbolts Help Create a Safe and Secure Home

Installing deadbolts is one of the most effective ways to secure your home. Installing high-quality deadbolts makes it more challenging for intruders to gain entry. Check each entryway door to verify the locks work as expected.

4. Safety Essentials: Home Security System

Modern home security systems allow you to keep an eye on your property, whether you’re home or away. Security cameras are accessed via smartphone so that you can watch the front entryway, driveway, or backyard using an app. Many security systems include stickers and signs to warn intruders the property is being monitored, which can serve as a deterrent to burglars.

5. Fire Extinguishers are Safety Essentials

Firefighting requires quick action, and having fire extinguishers throughout your home will help you control a small fire before it grows out of control. Keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen, basement, and garage, and familiarize yourself with its use.

6. First Aid Kit

No matter the injury, a first aid kit is essential in every home. Accidents happen, and having a fully stocked first aid kit allows you to quickly administer care for minor injuries and treat serious ones until help arrives. Assess the contents of your kit and refill it as needed.

Make your home a safe and secure place for you and your family. Each of the items discussed above will boost the safety of your property. Create a plan for coping with an emergency and make sure each household member knows where to find essential safety items.

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