Between the knives, the flames, the sizzling hot grease and the gas stovetop, it’s no surprise that the kitchen is considered the most dangerous room in the home according to the Canada Safety Council. That’s why it’s important to have some safety measures set in place in order to protect you and your loved ones. Here are five kitchen safety tips that can help keep safety as a priority in your kitchen.
Install Smart Appliances
Appliances have come a long way since back in the 1970s. Today, we get the added bonus of having technology on our side to help us be safer cooks at home. That means having stovetops that alert us when the surface is still hot to touch, or even using remote devices to control appliances from another room. It’s safety and convenience all-in-one. Plus, smart appliances are often much more energy-efficient than their outdated counterparts, which represents cost savings over the long term.
Having smart home monitoring is like providing you with an extra set of eyes and ears. It can alert you of temperature fluctuations and fires. It can inform you about malfunctions with appliance. It can even prompt you about unsupervised children as they enter and exit the kitchen.
If you thought real-time alerts were impressive, visual monitoring can allow you to actually see what’s going on in your kitchen when you’re not there. So if your child or pet is getting a bit too close to that hot stove, you can take a look to see where they are and what they’re up to. It’s like video surveillance for your kitchen, so you can relax with your glass of wine while dinner is roasting in the oven without worrying about what’s happening in the kitchen.
Of course, when it comes to kitchen safety, we all need to go back to a few of the basic safety precautions, such as having a fire extinguisher located nearby. This has and will always remain as an important safety component to any kitchen. Place it somewhere in reach, and most importantly, ensure you and you family know how to use it.
The great part about the world becoming so mobile is that you have the ultimate power to monitor your kitchen and home all from the palm of your hand. Each alarm and alert can be directly linked and sent to your mobile device. So even if you’re away from home, if a fire alarm is triggered, you’ll be notified immediately and your customized dispatch protocol will be initiated.
Kitchen safety is all about having precautionary measures set in place while having the ability to monitor what’s going on, even when you’re in the next room or not even home. That’s the beauty of smart home monitoring.
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