Preventing Accidents & Injuries at Home

The concept of home safety is multifaceted; a secure and intuitive home security system that is professionally installed is always a good place to start in terms of providing the best in safety for the family, however it isn’t the only consideration that needs to be made and executed.

It’s important to have a thorough understanding of the potentially harmful elements/parts of your home that pose a potential risk, and know the best way to mitigate it. Here are some things to be mindful of:


In 2011, poisonings overtook motor vehicle crashes for the first time as the leading cause of unintentional-injury-related death for all ages combined. Poisoning deaths are caused by gases, chemicals and other substances, but prescription drug overdose is by far the leading cause.


More than 33,000 people died in falls in 2015. Falling is the third leading cause of unintentional-injury-related death over all age groups, but it’s the #1 cause of death for those 65 and older, according toInjury Facts 2017.

Choking and Suffocation

Suffocation is the fourth leading cause of unintentional injury-related death over all age groups, and choking on food or other objects is a primary cause. Suffocation is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death for people 87 and older.’ (source:

Our aim at Henderson Security your Ottawa home security professional, is to help our clients create the safest environments for their loved ones. Read about our products and contact us to learn more today!