When we enter into our house, we feel the warm comfortableness of it and automatically assume that we are quite secure. It is simply easy to forget the fact that we do live among safety hazards in this society. It could be burglary or some other kind of danger, however without assuming that “once the front door is locked, we are safe” it is best to take further safety measures to live in the full comfort in your home.
The Part Played by Housekeeping
If you have a good housekeeper, or if you are doing your own housekeeping you should be able to spot minor safety issues such as a loose windowpane, a lock that doesn’t work, or the gate not being closed properly. It is your responsibility to take immediate measures to correct these.
Whilst this sort of thing is out of the ordinary even in a minor manner and will be noticed by you or a house member quickly, some other occurrences such as cluttering of your front door, unwanted clutter in cabinets, drawers and cupboards, an overgrown path leading to the house and rusted gates go by unnoticed quickly. Therefore, it is your responsibility to check for any safety hazards as such and look in to solving the issues.
Take Care to Install Sufficient Security Gear
You might have bought an already constructed house or you might have commissionedbuilding it yourself. During construction, you must have thought about safety, obviously, and installed whatever is needed such as a sturdy gate, a peripheral wall which is not easy or preferably impossibleto climb. Doors should have mortice lock installation, security cameras, and burglar alarms and so on.
However, you have to take care to install or put in place something that will work no matter what. For example, a burglar alarm might not work due to a power outage. Cameras might go off; any person can hit them with a stone to break them. It is important you take steps to not to compromise the safety of your loved one. Install some things that are not dependent on anything or anyone.
Consider the Unlikely
When we discuss security, sometimes it’s only the burglars or thieves that come into our minds. However, you have to remember that loss of power, floods, snowstorms and fires also can be security threats. Apart from automatic door lock systems and security alarms, adequate security for your home must be installed and maintained.
For example, as a fire safety measure, it is of vital importance that you have smoke detectors in your home. In addition to that you can also have detectors for carbon monoxide installed. But if these have dead batteries then they are of no use, so it is your responsibility to always check and update these gadgets. Again, all these depend on you or a family member to be functioning.
You can perhaps make a schedule or roster for each of your family members to look into these measures periodically. That way, anything amiss will be noted quickly before it becomes a liability.