Weekend deals: Home security, safety items
You can't always avoid the unexpected, but you can take steps to be prepared if or when it occurs.
That's why it's important to have certain items in your home that guard against various dangers and potential disasters. A few steps can make a big difference in the everyday safety for you and your family, and saving a bit of money on products aimed at achieving this goal will make planning for situations you hope will never occur a bit easier.
This weekend, take a little time to check out our five top picks available at bargain prices on Amazon that will give you a bit of added peace of mind in your home.
Keep a watchful eye on your home day or night, no matter where you go, with the Amazon Cloud Cam. This device detects motion and sends you notifications via the Cloud Cam app, so you can quickly be aware of any suspicious activities around your home. Access to the Cloud Cam website allows you to see live streamed video, while infrared technology makes it easy to see activity after dark.
The Cloud Cam is also compatible with Alexa, and has two-way audio so you can drop in on family, pets, or unwanted visitors from faraway locations. This security camera is only $119.99 by itself, $199.98 for two, or $289.97 for three - so the more you buy, the more you can save.
Hooking up an entire home security system doesn't have to be confusing or overly expensive. The Arlo Pro is wireless, doesn't require a monthly monitoring fee, and provides free video cloud storage for up to seven days. It can monitor the interior and exterior of your home, is compatible with Alexa, and has a warning siren that's over 100 decibels when activated.
You can choose the components you want, such as a doorbell and the number of cameras you prefer. Currently, the one, two, three, and six camera systems are marked down from 26% to 41% off the retail prices, so now is the perfect time to invest in this smart security system for your home.
Some safety essentials offer a lot of benefits for a small amount of money, like the First Aid Only All-Purpose First Aid Kit that's packed with 299 must-have items.
It's currently only $11.49, a price that will save you 24% off the usual price. That's a small amount to spend for items that will come in handy for treating cuts, scrapes, burns, and other minor ailments and injuries.
It even includes scissors, tweezers, a variety of bandages, and an American Cross First Aid Guide. You'll be able to keep the numerous items organized in the handy kit that comes with it so they will be easy to access quickly when you need them.
When it comes to providing fire warning in your home, First Alert is a trusted name in smoke detectors.
The Dual-Sensor Smoke and Fire Alarm offers excellent protection, as it detects smoke as well as smoldering fires thanks to dual ionization and photoelectric sensors. It operates by batteries so no wiring is required, and delivers a loud 85-decibel alarm in the case of a fire. The impressive 10-year limited warranty adds to this detector's value.
Safety professionals recommend placing a smoke detector in or near each bedroom and on all levels of a home. It's currently marked down 62% at a sale price of $22.99.
First Alert also incorporates cutting-edge technology in their carbon monoxide detectors, so it's a good idea to pair your new smoke alarm with the brand's Carbon Monoxide Detector/Alarm that's currently discounted from $41.99 to $19.54.
A potential life-saver in the case of carbon monoxide exposure. The warning 85-decibel alarm is easy to hear, plus it beeps when the system is in need of replacement after about seven years of reliable monitoring. This unit simply plugs into an electrical outlet, but also operates on backup with batteries so you can always rest of assured it's doing its job, even in the event of a power outage.
Jennifer Manfrin is a writer for BestReviews. BestReviews is a product review company with a singular mission: to help simplify your purchasing decisions and save you time and money. BestReviews never accepts free products from manufacturers and purchases every product it reviews with its own funds.
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