Tips For Keeping Your Home And Family Safe

Every day the news is bombarded with stories of houses being broken into, people being assaulted, and many other situations that can make you question just how safe your home and family really are. In addition to protecting your home and family from criminals and the actions of others, it is also important to keep them safe in other types of situations, such as household fires. While you may at first feel overwhelmed at the endless possibilities and disastrous scenarios that could happen, if you follow these simple tips for keeping your home and family safe you will feel much safer and more at ease when it comes to the safety of your property and those you love most.

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  1. Protect Your Home From Criminals 

One of the most important things you can do to make your home and family more secure is to protect them from criminals. If you don’t have the money for a full-scale security system, there are plenty of other things you can do to keep your home and family safe, including:

  •  Keep your blinds or drapes closed on all windows at night so that burglars or night stalkers cannot see into your home.
  • Make sure all of your windows are locked whenever they are not in use, especially in children’s bedrooms, and never leave easily-accessible windows open during the night.
  • Purchase a spy camera for home, which will still give you surveillance footage that you need without costing an exorbitant amount.
  • Avoid putting spare keys in common areas, such as under the doormat, under a fake rock on the porch, or on top of your door frame.
  • Keep your eyes open for any signs that people are staking out your house (footprints around windows, cigarette butts around property that don’t belong to you, etc.)
  • Keep a firearm in a safe but easily-accessible spot for quick access (a fingerprint safe or an electronic code safe are both good choices).
  • Install a motion-sensor light so that any night-time prowlers will be discouraged from approaching your property for fear of detection.
  • Install a peephole in your front door if you don’t already have one so that you always know who is there before you answer.

These are just a few of the inexpensive things that you can do to keep your home more protected from burglars and others who may want to harm your property or family.

  1. Protect Your Home From Fire

Fires are some of the most common household disasters, and many families are not prepared for such a situation. To keep your home and family protected, take note of the following preparations:

  • Keep fire extinguishers in easily-accessible areas of your home.
  • Make sure every room in the home has at least two different exits (including windows with fire escape ladders if needed).
  • Establish a fire evacuation plan with your family and practice the plan every 6 months.
  • Teach children that they should not be afraid of or hide from firefighters in the event of a fire.

Even if you don’t have a lot of money to spend on expensive systems to secure your property, there are plenty of things that you can do on a budget to keep your home and your family protected and safe.

Disclosure: Article Courtesy of BrickHouse Security

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Mrs. Hatland is a 30-something married, mom of 7 and the face behind the popular online publication, Motherhood Defined. Known as the Iowa Mom blogger by her local peers and “The Fairy Blogmother” worldwide. She has professional experience in working closely with clients on brand ambassadorships, client outreach services, content creation and creative social media advertising exposure.

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