How To Feel Safe At Home Alone
You are responsible for all aspects of security and safety at home when living alone, including décor and dinner.
You need other types of backup if you don’t have a housemate to assist you with locking up or calling for help in case of a break-in. Here are some proactive steps to ensure your single-person household is as safe as possible.
Get A Security Camera
Having security cameras around your home is the best way to always keep an eye on things. When you are away from home, you can keep an eye on what’s happening, and they can force a burglar to think twice about targeting your house.
Thanks to security cameras, more and more criminals are being caught. The best part is that security cameras can be found within all budget ranges and needs. You’ll have the convenience of a member of the security team on duty 24/7 if your surveillance is part of a monitored security system.
Have A First Aid Kit
No one likes to think of themselves in an accident or coming down with the flu, but it happens. This makes sit important to have a first aid kit with essentials such as medical ice packs, bandaids, pain killers, flu tablets, etc. This is even more important when you live alone. If you get poorly or injured you can’t drive to the store yourself when you should be resting in bed.
Install Outdoor Lighting
Put a spotlight on the burglar to spook them. As you walk around your property, motion sensor lights offer additional safety, as well as illuminating potential bad acts before they happen.
Use motion-detector lights outside your home near every entry point and anywhere a burglar might hide or break in without your neighbors seeing it. Floodlights, when triggered by a motion sensor, will illuminate even the darkest and hardest-to-see parts of your lawn and home.
Get To Know Your Neighbors
These days, we don’t often become friends with our neighbor’s thanks to smartphones and social media. As a matter of fact, if you can trust your neighbors, you may be more secure in your neighborhood3. You will be able to identify vehicles and people belonging to your street, as well as enlist their assistance in looking out for suspicious activity.
Put the phone down, make eye contact, and say hello the next time you see your neighbor with his or her nose in a book or Candy Crush.
Secure The Garage
When it comes to home security, we often overlook the garage as an entry point. Those who are skilled at hacking garage door openers know this and how to do it.
Don’t let this part of your house be exposed. By adding automation to your garage, you’ll be able to open and close it remotely, as well as double-check that the door is closed. Whenever you are on business or vacation, disable the garage door opener and install a manual lock to ensure your safety.
By staying safe and keeping your home secure, we can help you enjoy every minute of living alone. Make sure you take care of yourself. Create a personal security plan that is perfectly suited to your solo living situation with the help of the resources provided in this article.
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