Thanks to advanced technologies and innovative thinkers, we have access to a range of gadgets that not only make our lives easier. They also make things much safer and more secure. Let’s look at 8 of these innovative gadgets, including medical alert devices, that have turned into the savior of mankind in terms of our security and safety.
1. Smart Locks
Keys used to be something you’d need to guard with your life, but thanks to smart locks, that’s no longer necessary.
You can lock a smart lock wirelessly, without the need for keys. These technology-enabled latches allow you to lock and unlock your door with an authorized device. It might be your smartwatch, phone, or some other digital device.
The authorization process uses a wireless protocol and there is no chance of anyone breaching the system no matter how advanced the tools or devices a thief might use to try to breach your safety.
2. Security Cameras
The world of business would not be the place it is today without security cameras. Also when it comes to personal safety, they are first and foremost, the gadget most people install.
We all know that it’s completely impossible to hide all your valuable and private things from prying eyes, and why should you? You’re not going to be able to be there all the time to keep an eye on them either.
Therefore, the most powerful weapon available is a security camera. It’s a gadget you can install quickly and easily within your business or home. Should anyone dare to breach your security, you’ll be able to catch them red-handed on camera. Everything is recorded in video form for you to look at when you need to.
3. Doorbell Cameras
You don’t have to limit your security cameras to the inside of your rooms. You can also check who’s been knocking on your door with a doorbell camera.
If you want to ensure you know who it is before you let them in, simply install this type of camera on the door.
The chances of a stranger getting in without your permission are minimized and if you don’t know the person who’s knocking on your door, you can also use the camera to talk to them seamlessly.
4. Tire-Pressure Monitoring Systems
These systems add an extra layer of security to your car. This electronic system constantly monitors the air pressure in the car’s tires. It will alert the driver when one or more tires are poorly inflated. This is a very useful system to have because under-inflated tires can be very dangerous.
5. Car Dash Camera
It’s not essential to have a car dash camera fitted, however, it can be a very helpful gadget to have in your car.
A car dash camera records and stores videos of your journeys. You install one on the dashboard of your car and it records everything that takes place inside and outside of your car.
Car dash cameras are particularly useful, should you be involved in a traffic accident. They will record who was at fault and how the accident happened.
6. Medical Alert Systems
A medical alert system connects the user to a dispatcher who can summon emergency help or contact a loved one. They are designed mainly for use in the home, although there are versions that offer security on the go. They are helpful and reassure people who are living alone, at risk of falling or are medically vulnerable.
Most medical alert systems include a transmitter device, a console that uses a landline telephone, cellular network, or GPS to connect the transmitter with a monitoring center.
The transmitter device is often a pendant, necklace, bracelet, or smartwatch that features an accessible button and a speaker.
7. Blood Pressure Monitors
Many people worry about their blood pressure, particularly if there is a history of high blood pressure in the family. Your blood pressure must be checked regularly, but there’s no need to wait for a doctor’s appointment.
Invest in a blood pressure monitor and you can check it in no time, without leaving home. Typically, this kind of device will feature an inflatable cuff that you place around your upper arm. The pressure is slowly released in a controlled manner until your artery is fully occluded. You’ll see the results displayed on an LCD screen.
8. Oximeter & Forehead Thermometer
Gone are the days when you could rush to the doctor for the most minor of problems. A doctor’s time is very precious and doesn’t need to be wasted on minor ailments. It’s possible to be your own doctor, with the help of a forehead and oximeter thermometer.
An oximeter lets you know how much oxygen you have in your body and the forehead thermometer allows you to accurately and quickly measure your body temperature.
Both these gadgets are easy to use and you don’t need any medical training to use one effectively.