Security And Safety Resources For Families

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Nothing’s more important than protecting your family, be it from home invasions, house fires, online cyber attacks or even natural disasters. Security Baron is dedicated to giving you the information you need to keep your family secure, with detailed guides on everything from tornado safety to phishing. This article is a guide to the resources we provide on the site and pertains to all families, whether you have a teenager, a baby or no kids at all. Let’s get started!

Home Security For Families

Home Security
Home Security

As the head of a family, it’s your responsibility to make sure that your home acts like a fortress, protecting your family from intrusions. Believe it or not, only 30% of households in the United States have security systems, according to an article from the New York Times. However, there are millions of burglaries each year, and over 70% of them are at residential properties as opposed to commercial properties, making homeowners a huge target, according to crime data from the FBI. Here are some resources to get started with securing your home and protecting your family:

Fire Safety For Families

Fire Safety for Families

In addition, one of the most common safety concerns is that of fire safety. Fires are one of the most dangerous hazards that people face and can cause death and serious damage. Unfortunately, residential fires make up 29% of all fires in the United States and are responsible for a disproportional 73.2% of deaths from fires, according to a report from the United States Fire Administration. Fortunately, there are many measures you can take to keep your family safe from fire, from setting up your home with smoke and CO detectors to teaching them what to do in the event of a fire:

Online Security for Families

Cybersecurity for Families

Another security concern that people face is that of online security. Online users are faced with many potential dangers such as scams, fraud and viruses that can steal personal financial information. To find out more about potential security and safety concerns that we face on a daily basis, we have gathered a number of helpful resources which cover everything from online banking to gaming, from phishing to plug-ins, all to keep you and your family safe online:

Baby Safety

Baby Proofing

Having a baby is one of the most fulfilling things you can do, but with babies come many safety concerns. Whether you’re at home or at the supermarket, there are a million factors that you need to pay attention to to keep your baby safe, from protecting them from outlets and faucets to making sure they breathe through the night. If you have a baby on the way or a baby at home, here are some resources to keep them safe and sound:

Child Safety

Child Injury Statistics

It’s a sad fact that over a third of child injuries and deaths occur at home, according to research for children’s nonprofit Nemours. Even older children can fall prey to electrocution, strangling, or hitting their heads on sharp objects, causing brain damage. Of course, we don’t mean to scare you; rather, we want to help you kids your kids safe, particularly when they’re home alone. Here are some resources to get started:

Preparing Your Family For Emergencies

Tornado Safety for Families

Another thing you probably don’t want to think about is disasters, particularly natural disasters like hurricanes, tornados, floods, forest fires, or any number of environmental conditions that could seriously damage your home and family. Depending on where you live, it’s important to make sure that your home is ready when disaster strikes:

Recap

When you have a family, the most important thing to you is keeping them safe and secure. We hope this resource guide points you in the right direction, teaching you ways to keep your family safe from home invasions, natural disasters, fires, or anything else that comes their way.

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner is an attorney and journalist with a passion for home tech and secure, efficient living. Since graduating from NYU Law, he has maintained a paradoxical existence of trying to live life adventurously while remaining staunchly risk-averse. He is torn by the dual desires of wanting to only be in Brooklyn writing about housing policy and smart home tech and aspiring to visit his friends scattered across the globe. Gabe believes that stable, safe communities are the cornerstone to a vibrant and healthy society, and it is this passion that brought him to contribute to Security Baron.

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