Now this is an off the wall blog topic but I'll preface it with a bit of background so you'll know why I'm blogging about this topic. A good friend of mine had the unfortunate experience of having his home broken into. The burglar entered through the rear door while he and his wife were at work and the children were off at school. Fortunately no one was at home and the burglar didn't make off with anything due to a nosey neighbor spotting the intruder as he moved through the house. So why am I writing about this in a ball python blog?
Although the burlgar didn't make off with any of his property, his puppy managed to escape when the door was left ajar and has yet to be found. This conversation led me to do some research on home security and one subject that jumped out at me was the use of biometric door technology. I'm no expert at all on this topic but in a nutshell, the technology will only allow a door to be opened by use of a fingerprint. No door locks, no keys, just a thumb print – sorta like something out of a James Bond movie. This might be a bit elaborate for most of us but it's something you may want to consider and read up on if it interests you. Not only can you use a biometric door, you can also use biometric door locks, biometric safes, fingerprint readers and the like for added home security.
With that said, I did check the batteries in our smoke detector to make sure they're working. Everyone reading this should have a smoke detector in their home and you should check and change the batteries often. When we think of home security, most of us fail to include something as trivial as smoke detectors and you'd be surprised to know how many people fail to check if the battery in the detector is working or not. Our ball pythons and other family pets need to be included in our home security plans so make sure they're safe and sound as well.
Right now might be a good time to step away from your computer (or mobile phone) and check to make sure your smoke detector is working properly, don't you agree?
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