Safety equipment includes both the infrastructural equipment in the building – smoke alarms, advanced sprinklers, fire extinguishers, as well as personal safety devices like hazmat suits, personal containers etc. It is also wise to plan for safety while designing a building – fire escapes MUST be built into every large structure.
The need for security devices is increasing by the day. There was a time when metal detectors were only heard of, but now they are seen at all major points where people congregate. People are slowly realizing the need to be prepared for any sort of disaster – burglaries, fires, and other natural or man-made disasters can affect anybody.
For shops and stores, shoplifting is a major hazard. Apart from basic protection against fires and natural disasters, protection against thieves and burglars is offered by
o close-circuit TV(CCTV) cameras,
o “theft tag” scanners
o HDTV(High-definition television), which is the cutting edge of the CCTV industry.
At home, a complete home security system is necessary to lessen the losses you might incur. A home security system includes:
o Burglar alarms and CCTV cameras placed strategically protect against thieves.
o Smoke alarms, gas alarms, carbon monoxide detectors and fire alarms in the kitchen and areas of heavy electrical appliances guard against fire hazards.
o Fire extinguishers in case of small fires that can be nipped in the bud.
All this involves some money and effort in the installation, but offers a home that is safer for you and your children. Also, you incur less damage in case of accidents, and less payments made to your insurance company.
So if you haven’t taken good care of safety and security equipment in your home and workspace, now is probably the best time to start!