Our Family Safety and Security First Security by Ownership - 2021-09-170 The revolution is here when it comes to home security and safety products. Advances have been made in electronic technology, lighting and monitoring, cameras and a host of other helpful inventions. New products and devices can be found almost everywhere. Once not heard of, robots are now well accepted in the home in the form of cleaners and home companions. One can alert the home owner of unwanted activity inside and outside of the home and be accessed with a smart phone so the owner can see using the robot’s facial recognition technology while home or away. LED lighting is now very popular. Just the size is a great advantage, in most cases they can be kept in cupboards or drawers and retain power for up to 18 months while not in use. They also use very little energy and have a much brighter light than traditional lighting. We can see them being used in new construction sites, business, roads, and transportation. Another product used widely in homes and business are motion detection products. While always monitoring your area of work or home. Motion detectors only turn themselves on when something or someone crosses their path and this can be a great savings of electricity or the batteries they use. Don’t wait for something to go wrong or happen to your family, friends or neighbors to stay on top of home safety and security. In fact careless and preventable accidents are far more damaging in the majority of cases. Here are a few things to look at: 1. Create an escape plan and talk about it with the family. 2. Have an exit point for each room in case of a fire. 3. Let everyone know where to meet after an emergency or natural disaster. If not taken care of loose ends can cause injury and heartbreak. Walk around the house and fix things in disrepair or safety concerns. Examples are loose hand rails, slippery throw rugs, broken appliances, raw or frayed wires and broken steps, try to avoid common home accidents like falls. If you have a home safety check list you are one of the few, keep it up to date. A few things to look at are reinforced doors, dead bolts, smoke and glass detectors and never hide a key outside the home. Give a key to a neighbor, cancel your paper and tell the post office to hold your mail, let your neighbors know when you are going away and about when you will return so they can keep an eye on things. The more we pay attention to and are aware of our surroundings the safer every one will be in and around our homes.