Home is where the heart is, and when that heart is your family, you'll do anything to keep them safe.
Nobody wants to live in Fort Knox, of course, but there are plenty of discreet and effective devices that allow you to enjoy your home with the peace of mind that your family is safe and sound.
From safety switches, circuit breakers, pool alarms, home security, smoke alarms and more, there are loads of devices out there that can protect your loved ones.
We share the home safety devices that could save your family in the gallery below.
Home safety devices that could save your family
Smoke detectors: Being caught in a house fire is one of the most frightening scenarios a family can imagine, but sadly it's a reality that is all too common. To escape a house fire, early warning is vital, which is why every home in Australia needs a smoke alarm. The Family First Photoelectric Smoke Alarm is suitable for most areas of the house including bedrooms, living rooms and the garage.
Pool alarm: There's no denying that a pool is a great asset in the Australian heat, but having a huge source of water in your backyard can come with certain dangers, particularly if there are children around. Pool alarms, like the The Water Patrol Pool Alarm, help alleviate some of the anxiety by alerting you about any accidental fall-ins. Electronic sensors detect any entry into the pool by children or pets, activating an alarm that sounds both on the unit itself, and also on a wireless remote receiver kept inside the home so any necessary rescues can be swift.
Security cameras: Security cameras are not just there to detect intruders. They're also perfect for keeping your kids safely in sight whilst by the pool, coming home from school or when you're not at home. Products like the The Arlo Ultra can offer that kind of protection with an easy wireless setup while offering crystal clear 4K, HDR video recording that you can keep track of via the Arlo App, which allows you to set-up specific areas for your cameras to monitor or ignore, so you only receive the notifications you need.
Emergency kits: Having everything you need in an emergency close at hand can make all the difference to the safety of your family. Melbourne-based company dFENCE has developed a home emergency kit with the aim of saving lives should the worst happen. Housed in a compact unit, the dFENCE ePOD contains an Australian made fire extinguisher, fire blanket, torch, first aid kit and a mesh bag for EpiPens, and other personal emergency equipment, so that key response items are on hand when time is critical.
Gas detection: Gas detection devices such as carbon monoxide detectors test your home's air quality constantly to ensure there are no dangerous chemicals in the air that can cause serious injury and death. The Family First Carbon Monoxide Alarm with test and hush button protects against carbon monoxide, the silent killer.
Safety switches and surge breakers: Every home has a meter box, which is basically a control centre for all of the electricity that surges through your home. And it's super easy to keep your loved ones well out of the harm's way that an electrical fault can bring. Clipsal Safety Switches have Circuit Breakers that protect the home and Surge Protection Devices that protect all the valuable devices within the home.