As a homeowner, you want to make sure that your home is as safe as possible. You need to be aware of the potential dangers in and around your home. You should also be aware of the different measures that you can take to ensure that your property is safe.
The increasing number of burglaries and other crimes have made many people scared to stay in their homes. Home safety is a serious matter. It is important to know what to do in case of an emergency.
There are many different types of emergencies that may occur in the home, so it is important to be prepared for them all. It is important to make sure that your home is safe and secure. That is why we have compiled a list of home safety tips that can help you stay safe in your own home.
#1. Make Sure Every Exterior Has A Powerful Locking System
Doors and Windows
First of all, it is mandatory to use reliable locks on all exterior doors because they are the way to enter your house.
If you can properly lock each door with heavy locks, the burglars will have difficulty breaking into your house.
Besides, don’t forget the windows too. Lock every window properly before leaving the house or going to bed.
Use Digital Lock
And let’s talk about what type of lock you should use. A normal way is putting key locks on the door, but nowadays, thieves are well aware of common locks.
So, if you can afford a digital locking system like a fingerprint lock, then it would be much more secure than regular locks.
And as it is a digital system, you can store a minimum of 20 to 200 or more Different Fingerprints For Your Family Members And Relatives.
#2 Use Motion Sensor Lights And Burglar Alarms
Motion Sensor Lights
Motion sensor lights are useful in many ways. But the most important thing is to keep your home safe, right? So here is the thing, if you want to increase the security of your house, then it is one of the best and cheapest ways to go.
The sensor detects motion and lights up. As a result, it is difficult for thieves or burglars to break into your home. So, install these lights in every corner, the kitchen, garage, and storeroom.
This is the most used thing nowadays. It is so effective that everyone considers having burglar alarms in their house. According to a survey by convicted burglars, 70% wouldn’t attempt burglary where they find a burglar alarm.
This alarm is so reliable because it is triggered when an intruder is opening a door or a window. It is like a security guard for your home. The homeowners can relax because the alarms are watching out for them.
#3 Digital Security Camera Setup For The Entire House
Inside The House
It is one of the most important tips for home safety. There are many cameras available, and make sure you have the setup which a smartphone or laptop can monitor. You can monitor the cameras at any time when you are out.
There are Cameras nowadays which can rotate 360 degrees and can also detect moving objects. I mean motion sensor cameras.
So, if a thief breaks into your house and moves around the cameras, you will get a notification of an unknown moving object. You can then directly see through the cameras in the app and take necessary actions immediately.
Outside The House
You can install a camera outside the entrance of your house so that every time someone comes to visit you, deliver food or any package, you can see who is behind the door through the camera.
You can also put a camera in the garage so that you can also be sure that your supercar is also safe.
#4 Keep Gun For Protection
You can keep a gun for extra security. If you think you must have a gun to keep your house and people safe, you can keep a licensed gun for protection.
If you have a gun, you should know where to put it and have instant access to it when you need it. The best place to keep your gun is under the bed in a cabinet. Yes, this is one of the best places to hide a gun.
Suppose you are in bed, sleeping. Suddenly you realize that someone is in your house. You can instantly take the gun from under the bed. Other ideal places are in a drawer or a dedicated gun safe.
You must have a gun safe if you have a gun. A Gun is a very dangerous weapon. It should not be accessible to children in your house.
Besides, you can not only keep your gun in the safe but also can keep other valuables such as jewelry, important documents, cash, etc.
#5 Fire Safety
Before Any Accident
We should always be prepared for any fire accidents in our homes. To prevent fire accidents from occurring, we have to be careful. For example, before going to sleep, we must check the kitchen to ensure the stove is not on.
We also have to discuss a fire escape plan. The children should understand the plan and make sure they always remember the plan.
In addition, we must keep fire extinguishers in the kitchen, hallway, garage, and wherever we think it is necessary. Besides, we can also use smoke detectors in our house, which might be a lifesaver.
During The Accident
I know during a fire accident; our mind doesn’t work properly. We get so tensed, and we forget to do what needs to be done immediately.
Sometimes we cannot decide whether to leave the valuables back or not. Our life is precious, and we must stick to the fire escape plan if a fire accident occurs. We need to use the fire extinguishers to clear a path outside.
After The Accident
As soon as we get out of the house, we should immediately call for help. Also, if anyone is hurt, ensure he gets the basic treatment if possible. Otherwise, we have to wait until the ambulance comes.
#6 Stair And Wiring
Stairs are really dangerous if there are no railings on the side. If we slip on the stairs, we won’t be able to hold anything. For the kids, this is important. Kids seemed to be running and playing all the time around the house.
To prevent any injuries, ensure your stairs have railings and the surface is not slippery. Always warn your kids to be careful down the stairs.
We sometimes forget about small things. For example, sometimes we ignore wiring problems, but that small thing can cause serious problems. As a house owner, you must take care of many small things.
Things like replacing old wires, fixing the fuse, powering off the line before doing any electrical work, wearing footwear, or standing in a wooden chair or on a carpet, having the right tools, etc.
If you think you can’t do it on your own, then don’t take a risk and call in a professional electrician. Of course, he’ll charge you bucks, but it is worth your safety, right?
#7 Health Tips
We all are health conscious. But when you get seriously injured, someone has to give general treatment before taking you to the hospital.
Otherwise, someone’s life could be in danger. To be safe at home, we should keep a first aid box. We should also keep some regularly used medicines.
We all should learn advanced treatment skills because we may have to use those skills anytime. For example, knowing CPR and abdominal thrusts (the Heimlich maneuver) is necessary.
Besides, you should learn to check your Blood pressure and measure your sugar level. These will help a lot in emergencies.
#8 Safety Outside The House
We have kids playing outside who can be injured in the playground. They can even fall into the swimming pool. So that’s why you have to be careful outside too.
More than 200k children are injured and treated in hospitals. And all these injuries are related to the playground.
In the playground, there can be tools, machines, or maybe the ground surface is so hard that when someone falls, there is a high chance of serious injury.
So, make sure there are no unnecessary tools or equipment in the playground and that the ground surface is soft enough to prevent injuries. Parents should also keep an eye on their kids while they’re playing.
Swimming Pool Safety
Make sure your children can’t go to the swimming pool alone. Surround the swimming pool with a 5-6 feet high barrier or fence.
Also, make sure there are swing rings for those who don’t know about swimming yet. Never let anyone swim alone. Keep your children under strong supervision until they are out of the pool and safe.
#9 Keep A Dog
This is an optional thing to do because some house owners don’t want to keep any pets in their houses. But those who love dogs can keep the dog as a friendly companion and a guard for your house.
As you know, dogs always want to protect their owners. If they see any unknown faces around the house, they bark loudly.
So, keeping a dog is a nice addition to your home safety. The German shepherd is my favorite. What is your favorite? Let me know in the comment.
#10 Make A Good Relationship With Neighbors
This is also not an essential thing to do but doing so will be helpful for you. Building a good relationship with the people near you can make your life more secure. You can get help in an emergency and may also help them when they need you.
It is a mutual bond. Sometimes when we get outside our house, we hide their keys in some common places near the house so that kids can enter the home after school.
But this is very unwise because nowadays intruders are well aware of the obvious key hiding places.
In that case, the relationship with the neighbors will help because you can rely on them. They can keep your keys and give them to your kids when they return home.
Home safety is important because it protects us from many different things. It can protect us from burglars by installing locks and alarms on the windows and doors.
It can also protect us from natural disasters by installing a generator in case of a power outage or building an elevated house to avoid flooding or hurricanes.
It also protects us from other dangers such as carbon monoxide poisoning or fires by installing smoke detectors and fire alarms. If you have children, pets, or elderly family members in your home, it is important to make sure that the environment is as safe as possible for them.
Larry, who is a family man and a gun enthusiast, enjoys keeping his collection in pristine condition. He also likes to take his kids shooting as often as possible.