KEEPING YOUR FAMILY SAFE FROM HIDDEN DANGERS
If there is something that we can all agree on as parents, it’s that we want to do whatever we can to keep our family safe. From home intruders to internet safety and everything in between, there are plenty of things that we don’t think about that could pose a danger to us.
However, thankfully in today’s day and age, there are plenty of tools and gadgets available to keep your family safe and give you peace of mind, all day every day.
Scams, viruses, hackers, malware… there are many things lurking around on the internet that could damage you or your PC. Even if you exercise caution by not downloading unfamiliar files, not clicking on suspicious links and being wary of scams, there are still ways these harmful things can affect you.
Installing a trusty anti-virus software on your device such as Norton Security will keep your devices safe and secure from all sorts of threats. It also has numerous other useful features such as parental control which allows you to control the sites your household can visit and the times they can access WiFi. It also performs regular system scans and alerts you of possible dangers to your device.
Did you know that hackers can access your device through your WiFi? It’s especially dangerous if you’re using a public WiFi hotspot which conveniently seem to be everywhere nowadays. Thankfully, Norton WiFi Privacy can assist with this through a VPN (Virtual Private Network), encrypting your private information and keeping your identity anonymous when connecting to the internet.
There are several ways you can protect your home from intruders by making sure you have eyes on all areas of the house. A welcome camera will keep an eye on your home when you’re not around. It even has the ability to recognise familiar faces, and quickly alerts you of potential intruders.
Another way of keeping a close eye on the house is with outdoor security cameras. Intruders are significantly less likely to break in if they know they’re being watched. In the event that they do, it’s easier to track them down. It’s a simple way to empower yourself and protect your home.
You never think it’ll happen to you, but accidents in the kitchen happen and before you know it, a fire has sparked inside the home. Many fires produce gases that are odourless, meaning it’s easy to sleep through them.
A smoke alarm that works correctly gives you an early warning of a fire, giving you and your family adequate time to get outside to a safe location.
Electricity surges are brief spikes of power that may be caused by storms, lightning strikes, accidents or simply turning an appliance off or on. Surges can damage or destroy appliances, and in more severe cases, even start a fire.
Items that may be affected include computers, microwave ovens, televisions, medical equipment or kitchen appliances. One way to protect your much-loved devices and appliances is by installing a surge protection power point; a special powerpoint that will absorb excess energy, therefore keeping the surge from damaging your items.