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How to Make Your Family Home Safer

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Everyone wants their home to feel safe and secure, and it’s important to take the necessary steps to make sure that that happens. Whether you have kids to take care of, pets to look after or even parents living with you that you want to keep safe, it’s important to make sure that you take the necessary precautions two secure your family home as best as you can. From protecting your home from damage to protecting it from intruders, there are so many steps that you can take to make sure that everyone in your home is as safe as can be. Here are just a few ways that you can make your family home even safer.

  1. Add an Alarm System

When it comes to keeping your family home safe, adding an alarm system might be the first thing you think of — which makes sense. As long as you don’t have anything in your home that might set it off accidentally — like a small child or pet — you may want to consider getting one and actually using it on a nightly basis.

  1. Close Your Blinds at Night

In order to ward off intruders, you may want to start closing your windows and blinds at night so that nobody can see into your home. Especially if you have things in your home that might be valuable and also visible, this is probably your best bet.

  1. Lock Up Valuables

Speaking of valuables, if you have any serious valuables that you keep in your home regularly, it might be a good idea to lock them up and make sure that they are secure, especially if you happen to be going out or going away for any period of time. If you can get a fire safety box, that’s even better.

  1. Get an Electrical Safety Inspection

In order to make sure that everything in your electrical system is up-to-date, you may feel inclined to check it yourself. However, this can actually be a very unsafe option, especially for those who don’t have extensive training. Call in a professional to get an electrical safety inspection if anything seems wrong, or if you simply haven’t had the system checked in a while.

  1. Get to Know Your Neighbors

Some people think that getting to know your neighbors is a thing of the past, however, it can be extremely beneficial both for the neighborhood experience and for your overall safety to know your neighbors. If anything happens while you aren’t home, or if you need assistance with anything in case of an emergency, it’s a good idea to know one another’s information and have each other‘s backs.

  1. Secure All of the Doors — Even the Back Door

It can be tempting to leave the back door unlocked, especially if you have a porch or another hidden door for easy access, but it can be unsafe to leave any door in your home unlocked consistently, especially if you aren’t home. Just make sure that you lock and secure all of the doors.

  1. Get Timed Lights

If you’re worried about catching activity going on outside, getting time to lights that go on at specific times, or motion sensor lights that light up when someone walks past can be a great solution for this anxiety. Additionally, it can dissuade intruders from entering your home, as they know you’ll be alerted to their presence.

  1. Get a Furry Friend

It’s true that not every dog is a guard dog, but you don’t need to have a highly trained canine to give your space a bit more protection. Getting a dog or even a cat is a great way to give your house a little bit of extra presence from another being that can alert you to issues as they arise. If you do end up with a dog that likes to bark, it can actually be a blessing in disguise, as you won’t have to worry about intruders coming into your home unannounced.

  1. Clean the Gutters

On the note of physical safety, cleaning out your gutters every single season can actually be highly important when it comes to stopping debris or damage to your home. Especially in the wintertime, having clogged gutters can lead to freezing or breakage, which you don’t need in your house.

  1. Close Your Garage Door

Some homeowners like to keep the garage door open for convenience, but even if that happens to be the way that you prefer to enter your home, keeping the door open consistently can invite intruders, weather damage, and unwanted pests. Close your garage door whenever you aren’t using it, and you can always open it again when you need to.

Making Your Home a Safer Place

There are so many ways to make your home a bit of a safer place. From protecting all of the features of your house to making sure that everything inside is safe and secure, you can take plenty of steps to make sure that everything in your house is safe.