Free Press Journal

Smart Tech: Preparing for natural disasters with smart home technology


Preparing for natural disasters is something everyone needs to do, but would love to avoid altogether. There are always events to worry about and prepare for. No one wants to think about it happening in their own city, much less how they’re going to deal with it. However, with smart home technology, it’s easier than ever to prepare. Here are a few ways in which smart home technology is helping people prepare for natural disasters.

Glass break detectors

Glass break detectors are a huge help in many ways. Whether it’s a burglar you’re worried about or a wild animal getting in, knowing where and what part of your home is now vulnerable can make all the difference. Similar to the ease of installing a fire alarm, a glass break detector is simple to install and vital with preparing your home for the worst. You can avoid rooms that have broken glass and other dangers easily and safely.

Flood sensors

A flood sensor can help you with not only a leaky pipe, but knowing if an area of your home has been flooded. It’s a must-have smart home device that’ll help with everyday risks, as well as major floods. Panic is the first feeling most have with a major life event, so easily detecting the dangers of your home without needing to check yourself is a necessity.With so many things happening out in the world today, it’s more vital than ever to make sure you’re prepared for the worst-case scenario. Using smart home technology can help not only with preparation, but ease your mind. Once installed, you’re well on your way to being ready for a natural disaster.

Home security cameras

Home security cameras can be a huge help with many everyday worries, but they also have use during a natural disaster. You could be at work when something happens while the dog is at home. Just pull up your security feeds on your phone and rush into the basement or another safe zone.