Home is the safest place. When it comes to home safety, it is important to know how to protect your home against threats like burglary, intrusion, and fire.
Monitoring your home security system is one of the best ways to protect your home against all of the threats, but there are additional safety protection tips you can take as well to help keep your home safe.
1. Don’t post or leave status updates that you’re away.
2. Use outdoor lighting to eliminate places where a prowler could hide. Use fluorescent bulbs to keep energy costs down.
3. Doors should have eyehole at a height that everyone can use.
4. If someone comes to your door and claims to be a government or utility official, ask for a name and identification so that you can call the agency to confirm the person’s identity. Call emergency number 911 if you cannot verify someone’s identity.
5. Residents need to be attentive of anyone offering repairs or contract work door-to-door. An active way to verify whether a company is true is to ask to see a copy of their operating license and call the company.
6. If someone asks for help and say they need to use your phone, offer to make the call yourself instead.
7. Pretend like you’re talking and saying goodbye to someone inside your house when you leave. If someone’s watching you, they’ll be deceived into thinking someone is still home.
8. Leave spare keys with a trusted neighbor, not in or under the plant or a doormat or obvious hiding place.
9. Lock all exterior doors and windows at night and every time you leave the house, even if it’s just for a few minutes.
10. Buy some fake safety alarm system decals if you can’t afford a real one.
11. Keep outdoor lights on in the evening whether or not someone is home.
12. Windows should be locked at all times, even when opened a few inches for ventilation.
13. Use a pin to secure sliding glass doors.
14. Lock gates, and shed doors after every use.
15. Lock grills, and other valuables in a garage, or cover them with a top and securely lock them to a stationary object.
16. Do not leave tools that they could use outside to break into the house.
17. Use timers to turns lights and televisions on and off when you are not home.
18. If you are away for an extended time, cancel your newspaper mail and deliveries, and ask a neighbor to remove any fliers that might be placed on your door. So it is not obvious that no one’s home. Burglars may use planting a flyer and checking to see if someone picks it up.
19. Keep valuables in a floor or wall safe. When installing a safe, avoid obvious locations such as the master bedroom closet.
20. Put bumper stickers on your car. Anything that makes your car more easily detectable is a good deterrent and keep it messy if you can.
21. Keep your landscaping neat and trimmed. People will wonder if you’ve gone on vacation if you let your grass grow too high. Eliminate any hidden places for burglars and criminal to lurk. Be sure to keep large bushes and shrubs away from windows.
22. Don’t leave your electronics boxes out on the curb. Drive them to the recycling plant yourself, or cut them up into smaller pieces and conceal them in your recycling or trash bins.
24. Don’t leave a ladder just hanging out in your backyard. Don’t make burglars jobs easier by supplying them with an easy way to get into your bedroom.
25. Double check that your mirrors don’t reflect your home alarm. Burglars might be able to see if your alarm is unarmed, examine your mirrors from all outside.
26. Use the same energy as a nightlight, works on a timer system, and makes it look like someone’s home.
27. If you loading a car with suitcases, keep it fast and hidden if possible. Load your car in the garage with the door closed. If you have to do it in public, do it as quickly and expertly as possible.
29. Support your door frame if you have weak door frames. Keep your doors from getting kicked in with this admirably easy DIY, which takes under an hour to install.
30. Use a wooden pin or metal bar for sliding doors and windows so they can’t be pried open. Cut a wooden dowel or pin that it fits into your track when it’s closed.
31. Invest in double glazed or toughened glass windows. Double-glazed windows, as well as toughened glass, are harder to smash through. Not the cheapest option, but you get added benefits. You’ll save money from increased heat insulation and they’ll block out more noise, which could increase your property value if you happen to live in a city.
32. Install some dummy surveillance cameras.
33. Get a motion-sensor home security system that lets you monitors your home with your smartphone.
Safety while you’re alone. You’re probably a little nervous when you are left alone. Don’t worry though, you can take steps to prevent danger while you’re at home, as well as learn what to do if an emergency does happen.
1. Your parents want you to stay safe that’s why they have rules so follow them. If you’re not sure what the rules are, ask them and write out a list together, so you both have something to refer to.
2. Always lock the doors and windows even break-ins are unusual, it is possible to happen. The best thing to do is keep the doors and windows lock when you’re inside, and no one can’t just walk in without your permission.
3. Avoid opening the door to people you don’t know. Ignore if you don’t know the person at your door. If the person is delivering a package, ask them to leave it or come back later. Don’t tell them you’re by yourself.
4. Stay away from dangerous items in the house like knives, or guns, for instance, and don’t play with matches or lighters, don’t mix chemicals and cleaners you find around the house, as it can create fumes or liquids that can hurt you. And also don’t take medications unless you know what you’re doing.
5. Pay attention to warning signs like if your house has a gas stove or heater, always pay attention to gas smells. The carbon monoxide or fire detector should warn you, but it’s always best to get out of the house if you smell gas because natural gas has an additive to make it smell like rotten eggs and if you notice that something is smoking, it’s likely time to call the emergency hotline to help you. You can try to work a fire extinguisher if your parents have shown you how to use one but better get out of the house if the fire is more than a very small one.
6. If something happens or you don’t know what to do, call your parents it is best to know your parents’ cell phone numbers, so you’ll always be able to call even if you can’t see the list of emergency numbers. And you can also call your relatives so they can walk you through the situation so you feel safe again.
7. You need to be ready if something’s happens to make sure you have emergency numbers. Keep other emergency numbers on hand, such as your parents’ numbers, neighbor or family member as well as other people you can call if you have an issue.
Sometimes there are accidents that happen that we do not expect, although you can’t control every factor, you can make your home much safer by following the guidelines. It is very important for us to explain and discuss home safety ideas together. Safety is simple just be careful.