5 Tips on How to Protect Yourself and your Property With New Technology

by Guest Author on March 13, 2017

in Articles, Guest Posts

Most of us are becoming increasingly concerned about our safety and safety of our possessions and we’re turning to modern technology for help. This is quite sensible, since it can help us protect our lives and assets or at least minimise the damage.

From fire alarms to tracking devices, state-of-the-art technology has penetrated many aspects of our lives that need maximal protection. Let’s look at some of the options available for improving the quality of our lives.

Fire alarm systems

Having a modern fire alarm, which can detect smoke or excessive heat is almost imperative. The ease of installation and maintenance, as well as a wide price range, have all made it possible for almost everyone to install such a system at their homes or in offices.

Apart from alerting those inside the building or house, such systems can immediately contact both the fire brigade and the owner, thus helping minimise the damage. The potential loss of life should be good enough a reason for everyone to consider installing a modern fire alarm system.

Walking safely

If you live in an area that might not be safe enough to walk around, there is a way that might help you be and feel safer. An app that uses GPS tracking technology determines your location and you have to input a desired destination. The app then lets you choose a “companion”, i.e. a person who will virtually accompany you. They receive a message with a link that allows them to track your progress on a map.

That’s not all, however, since your phone’s built-in sensors pick up any potentially suspicious activity and notifies your companion, who can send you a message asking if everything was OK. If you don’t respond in 15 seconds, the app triggers an alarm which should scare off the potential attacker.

Track your fleet

Whether you have just one car or a whole fleet, it’s always a good idea to be able to know their exact location. Installing a GPS tracking device and using software to track your vehicle(s) in real time will help you stay in control. You can also receive e-mail or SMS alerts, depending on your particular needs.

Let there be light

The chances that your home will be burgled significantly decrease if your home is well-lit. Modern lights with motion-sensors add extra protection and you can even control them from a remote location. More sophisticated software solutions even allow you to create various patterns for regulating the timing of switching the lights on and off.

Someone’s watching

Some people leave their TV or radio on when they leave home for a couple of hours in the evening, thus creating a “there’s someone at home” look. Instead of really leaving your TV on, you can now get a device that simulates the flickering lights of a TV and everyone looking through your window will believe that there really is someone at home watching TV. Simple, but effective at the same time.

Naturally, there are many other ways that can help you protect yourself or your assets, but they all have one thing in common. They rely heavily on modern technology and there’s no reason why we should be afraid to use it.

Guest article written by: Bruce Wahl. Find him on Facebook or Twitter.

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