Things to Consider Before Buying Fireproof Safes

Having an insurance to cover for your losses should an unavoidable incident occurs in your home is probably a good idea. However, have you thought it through? Is every item in your house replaceable?

We all treasure some very special items in our houses that we may have received as gifts, or inherited from family. Such things cannot be replaced by insurance. The good news is that fire safety boxes are now easily available.

In the recent past, fireproof safes have seen a surge in sales.

Fireproof safes are not only meant for people, who have stacks of cash to protect. Such safes are designed to protect important documents, heirlooms, precious souvenirs and much more.

Most people do not foresee a fire mishap taking place in their houses. No one does, actually. However, it never hurts to stay safe. One must always adopt necessary measures to make arrangements for fire instances, should they ever happen.

Fireproof safes can be accessed whenever one wants. This implies that you can add items to the safe as and when you want.

There are some rules if you are thinking of investing in a fireproof safe. Here are some tips.

Check reviews – There are several fireproof safes available in the market these days. Even though some of them maybe branded and expensive, others are not what their packages promise. You can expect some less-popular companies making false promises. Fireproof safes must be bought from well-known companies. Do your own research regarding the brand and the specific model you are interested in buying.

Check specifications – Safes are manufactured keeping in mind a lot of technology standards and norms. Always make sure to check the specifications of the fireproof safe you want to buy. Do not buy the fact that a heavy safe is a secure safe. Check ratings of a safe before buying one.

Check if it tamper-proof – A good quality safe will come with additional armor against drilling. Poor quality safes can be tampered very easily with the help of hand tools. Strong safes must come with relockers that can ensure safety in case of a theft.

Network Socially, Share Carefully

All that hoopla about sharing information and checking in at fancy locations may have been fun, but have you thought it through? Are you adopting the basic security measures to secure your house when you are not around? Check this infographic that reveals the ugly side of using the appealing features on social networking sites.

Create A Fall-Free Environment For The Seniors At Your Home

Falling from heights often result in admissions in hospitals and in fatal cases, deaths. The elders in our society are prone to falls. It has been found out that one out of every three senior citizens suffer from fall-related injuries each year. As per records of 2012, over 1.6 million senior citizens had to undergo emergency treatments for injuries from falls.

There are several reasons why old people are prone to falls.

Diseases – Senior citizens are likely to be suffering from a lot of age-related diseases, like arthritis, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Such diseases result in weakness of the human body, impaired cognition, imbalance and poor grip. All these conditions can pose great risk when old people try walking down steps.

Hazards in the environment – The elderly people often experience falls due to hazardous atmosphere in a home, including loose carpets and rugs, poor lighting in a room and dearth of safety equipment.

Medications – Due to diseases, old people are almost always on strict medications, most of which are strong. Anti-depressants, anti-psychotic drugs and sedatives are amongst some of the strong medications that are used to treat elderly people. While, such medicines help them to survive, they also come with side effects like drowsing. Plus, with several medicines taken at the same time, an old person can be at a risk of feeling dizzy and prone to falling.

Operations – With age, bones become fragile. That is why elderly people are prone to breaking of bones. Hip surgeries and bone replacements are very common among aged people. After such surgeries, elderly people never really get back the complete grip on their bones.

Hazy vision – Age has a huge impact on vision. With impaired vision, old people often cannot see the obstructions in their way and result in a fatal fall.

Having seniors at home comes with a lot of responsibility, almost as much as having toddlers at home. Here are some useful tips to increase their security.

  • Install handrails, safety and grab bars around the house, including stairs and bath area.
  • Provide strong in risky areas, including stairwells.
  • Keep a check to ensure that there are no electrical wires trailing around the nooks and on the floor.