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Your Guide on Keeping Your Home Safe

Written by:
Liliana Alvarez
Bilal Mansuri

Keeping your home a safe place is of the utmost importance. This is your home, and therefore a place you deserve to feel relaxed in and not vulnerable to external factors such as break-ins, or internal problems such as an inaccessible floor plan. This article is your guide to keeping your home your safe haven.

Consider Your Rails

The question of handrail vs. guardrail may be on your mind, to reduce falls in your home. This may also be especially prevalent if you have young children. This can potentially be a valid concern if you have more modern décor, with a modern staircase in which the steps are more of a floating design. If this is the case, consider investing in a glass guardrail. This will keep your children safe while still keeping the modern look to your home.

Protecting the Elderly

A lot of elderly people prefer to stay in their homes when they age, rather than go to elderly care facilities. However, this does not mean that they are immune to risks that they become more vulnerable to with time, such as physical and mental disorientation. Because of this, to keep them safe you will want to invest in emergency supplies, which can include emergency numbers that they can easily access in case of an issue occurring. In addition, taking care of safety hazards and removing any excess furniture lying around are good to deal with as well.

Install Alarms

This could mean safety alarms, such as a fire alarm, or alarms that alert you to a break in. In more recent years, glass break sensors have been developed, which notifies you when someone is trying to break in through your windows. Having this installed alongside the standard alarm systems is a sure-fire way to prevent your home from being unpleasantly visited.

Keep it Warm

This may seem simple, but with electricity prices generally on the up, keeping your house warm is proving more and more difficult. Every year, the elderly die due to a cold home. If using your household heating system is not an option, then there are alternative options you can utilise to make your home as warm as possible. This includes moving your furniture to lean against internal walls rather than external, investing in insulation, and stocking up on rugs, blankets, and warm clothing.

Invest in a Ring Doorbell

Ring doorbell’s have rapidly gained more popularity in recent years. This nifty piece of technology allows you to see who is at your front door from the connected app on your phone, and it will notify you when someone is there. In addition, ring video doorbells allow you to hear and speak to whoever is at the door through the app.

Final Thoughts

With a little bit of care and research, there are many ways to keep your household safe. These options range from completely free, such as shifting around your furniture, to the more expensive, like more high-tech software. It is recommended that you do whatever you can within your budget, and allow yourself to feel a sense of safety once again in your home.

By Liliana Alvarez

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