We recently moved into a new house and winter is fast approaching. That means I’ve been checking everything to make sure we are safe and warm! Did you see the 5 Tips to Stay Safe and Warm that I just posted a few days ago? In those tips, I mentioned that I am using these little plugs called the Safer Socket. I love the added layer of security I feel knowing that my electrical outlets have a smart socket that will alert me if there is a problem.
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Are you thinking about Fire Safety? Safer Socket
The Safer Sockets are simply an extra layer of security. You plug the device into your existing wall outlet. Then you plugin your cords or surge protectors to the Safer Socket. The Socket will have a green light once it’s plugged in. If the Safer Socket detects an overheating problem, then it will turn red and shut off automatically; potentially saving you and your family from a house fire.
A fire prevention device that protects your home and loved ones from the hidden dangers of an electrical fire that is started from overheated sockets and plugs.
How It Works – Safer Socket continually monitors the temperature of the outlet and plugs of the appliances that are plugged into it. If potential fire-causing temperatures are detected, Safer Socket automatically shuts off the plugged-in appliances.
I don’t live in fear of a house fire, but if a simple additional plug can help us all sleep better and potentially keep us safer, I’m definitely all for it.
Where did I put my Safer Sockets?
I decided to find the 4 places in our home that represent the biggest risk at the outlets and use the Safer Sockets there. I plugged one in behind our TV where all the electrical devices come through the same socket. Sure, we have a power surge protector, but we have a lot of juice flowing into that outlet.
I also wanted one for the garage area where I keep the printer, shredder and other office equipment pieces plugged in.
The basement where we have a plug in electrical heater is another great place. We try to unplug the heater every night, but just in case we forget, we have the added protection.
Where would you put these Safer Sockets in your home?