This post was originally published on January 31, 2017 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

Between freezing temperatures and slick driveways, keeping homes safe during the winter requires proper planning.

Prepare for frigid weather with the following security and environmental monitoring equipment and general safety tips.

Winter Weather Equipment Must-Haves

Although extreme winter weather can’t be avoided, there are precautions to help you better prepare. As the temperatures drop and snow falls, consider the following equipment to keep your home safe:

Quick tip: Choose professional installation. Without proper installation from a certified vendor, you run the risk of devices not being able to function properly.

Winter Safety Best Practices

In addition to the above equipment, other best practices to remain safe this winter include:

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