2. Gas, smoke and CO detectors instead of canaries
These detectors set off an alarm in case of frequent dangers such as an oxygen shortage, smoke development or carbon monoxide. The current version of the “canary in the coal mine”, in other words, but in this case fed by batteries instead of seeds and nuts.
According to figures from the government, there are around 10,000 fires in buildings in Belgium each year. Nearly 80% of deaths from fire are the result of home fires. Smoke detectors can therefore prevent many calamities. In spaces where a wood stove or the central heating boiler is housed, it is a good idea to install a carbon monoxide detector as well.
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