My home is so important to me. Not only is it a place of refuge, but it is a place of creativity since I work from home. I take a lot of care in decorating our home because I want it to reflect our taste and personalities. Although we invest so much money in home decor, it’s also important to invest in security measures to protect your family and your investment. These five tips will help make your home safe.
Fire Extinguisher Corner
Choosing a designated location for your home’s fire extinguisher should be a priority because this is one item that can make the difference between life and death. The location of your fire extinguisher must be easily accessible by every member of the family. Make sure that everyone knows how to use it. You also have to ensure that the refilling of the fire extinguisher cylinder is done correctly and frequently in order to put out small fires.
Maintain Your Garden
Keeping your shrubs trimmed and grass mowed will help keep the burglars away because it will be obvious that you are at home maintaining your lawn and garden. But how you trim your garden can also affect your home’s security since tall shrubs can obstruct windows and doors, preventing you from seeing anyone lurking outside. Tall bushes also provide a hiding spot for burglars.
Upgrade Your Doors and Locks
Changing the door of your house will not only give it an entirely new look, but it can also make your house safer. Choose a solid door with an interior made out of metal and exterior of wood because this type of door is difficult to break into. You also have to fit the new door with a strong lock that will keep your door secure.
Upgrade to Motion Sensors for Outdoor Lighting
Another change that will keep your home’s exterior safer is by switching from regular lighting to motion sensors. Not only are motion sensors a more environmentally-friendly solution, but they will also alert you when somebody is on your patio. If motion sensors are visible from the outside, they will help ward off potential break-ins, especially at night, since thieves will want to avoid robbing a home that is well lit.
Taking the above steps including the fire equipment maintenance services noted will definitely increase the security of your home, but one final and important step is to create an emergency plan to be followed by your family. Make sure that each family member knows what to do in case of a break-in or fire. Be sure to post important telephone numbers for police, fire, next-door neighbours, etc. in a visible location.
Taking some time to implement these tips to make your home safe will pay off in the long run. Not only will these changes help you and your family live in a much more secure environment, they will help prevent future break-ins and thefts.