Simple Ways To Make Your Home Safer
We can often stress about how secure our house is. Considering we have many items that are valuable and sentimental inside. It’s our prerogative to ensure that our home is safe in every way.
Especially if on top of regular valuables, there’s a home office and it’s replete with computers and electrical items.
Are there any simple ways to make your home safer?
Ultimately, we want to make our home feel safe. If we don’t feel like that and don’t have peace of mind, then we are doing our home and ourselves a disservice.
So here are a few things to help you make your home safer.
A Stronger Front Door
Doing a front door replacement is a simple way to ensure that your home is as secure as can be. If you have a strong, reinforced door, that has two types of locks (a bolt one and a latch), this will serve to give you more peace of mind.
A strong door means that, if there are any issues with people out in the street, or you live in a neighbourhood that can get a bit unsavoury, and they try to kick the door in, they won’t stand a chance!
Even if your neighbourhood isn’t classified as such, it’s always a good idea to invest in a stronger door. Crime and crime doers do not discriminate!
Lighting Up The Exterior
As you well know, burglars tend to operate during the night-time. The best way to make your home less desirable for them to target is to illuminate the space.
One of the most effective options is to use a floodlight. Preferably one that’s motion activated. You can install these at the front or the back of your home. These lights are pretty strong.
Just a heads up, if you use these lights a lot, and they are incredibly sensitive, this can annoy the neighbours. Security lights are very useful, but you may want to think about installing something similar, but a bit more subtle.
A low-level path light that switches on from dusk until dawn is a less invasive type of light.
Picking The Right Shrubs
If you don’t like the idea of decking out your home with security devices, you may want to find a more distinctive, but as effective, approach.
Plants and hedges can be very off-putting. All you have to do is put them around the perimeter of the home.
This can keep people away, due to the height of them.
In addition to this, you can choose specific plants that are very thorny, like Firethorn, Hawthorn, or Holly. There are plenty of these to go around.
But be careful, a lot of them can provide cover for a burglar.
Check the property, and before you start planting these, ensure there are no corners that can allow a burglar to hide.
Upgrading Your Locks
Windows and locks are easy access to a burglar if they spot potential weaknesses. They tend to be at the rear of the property. If you have French Doors, they can be particularly vulnerable.
Instead of changing the patio doors, you can install padlocks. If you haven’t already, consider upgrading your windows to UPVC.
Living in a safe home is a priority. You want to not only enjoy your home but feel safe in it. Especially with family, pets, and valuables.
These type of things can happen to anyone so it’s always safe to be prepared and be proactive in case it does.
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Hopefully, these simple ways to make your home safer can help. You can add these elements to your home in stylish ways.
Ways that don’t make it seem like your house is a fortress instead of a home.
Do you have any additional tips to make your home safer?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.