Maintain Your Sense of Safety during Safe at Home Week with Safe Haven
Home is an escape from the stress of the outside world. Home should be your safe haven from subway stations, school bullies and rush hour traffic. It should be the place where you let your guard down and breathe. During National Safe at Home Week, we celebrate the irreplaceable importance of a secure home. Follow these steps to ensure you always feel that security.
Know Your Neighbors
The process of getting to know your neighbors will provide you with a real sense of community. Neighbors you can trust can keep an eye on your home when you’re away and notify you if they notice any strange activity. The feeling that you’re not alone and knowing who is around you will give you some peace of mind, especially if you live by yourself.
Keep Locks Secure
Get in the habit of locking your door as soon as you get home. Additionally, don’t hide the spare key under the mat or near the door, as that’s likely to be the first place a burglar will look. Instead, give a spare to a trusted neighbor or family member.
The installation of motion-sensing lights can stop an intruder in his tracks. Even merely having a well-lit house could also make an intruder think twice. At the same time, it will give you comfort at night. According to A Secure Life, light is a burglar’s worst nightmare.
Add an extra layer of security for both you and your home with a security system from ADT. There’s no better crime deterrent in the world than a beautiful blue ADT sign in the front yard. Trust us, having these systems in place, which are monitored 24/7 by the home security experts at ADT, can make all the difference in a real-life crisis.
Have a Safety Plan
By thinking through different scenarios before they happen is critical to being prepared if they ever do. It not only prevents shock, it’ll also leave you feeling more ready in the event of an emergency. This is also especially helpful for children, whose fear is oftentimes driven by their imaginations.
Practice these safety tips to always feel safe at home and and feel free to learn more on our Facebook page! If you’d like to set up a consultation for a home monitoring system, we encourage you to visit our website.