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Home Security vs Fire Safety

In our attempts to make our homes secure against intruders and burglars, we often overlook issues of life protection in the event of fire. There are many security devices, such as deadlocks and window grills, that prevent intruders from getting in or thieves removing goods. The danger, in a fire situation, is that these security devices may prevent you and your family from getting out.

People have died in fires because they had dead-locked themselves in and removed the key from the lock. You must be able to quickly escape from your home in the event of fire.


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Last updated July 2009