The main way to provide home safety is by installing a security system.
Equipping your residence with a home security system, adds value. But you can do more! A few simple home safety tips will protect you against threats like burglary, intrusion and fire and will give an added sense of protection. Get peace of mind with this easy-to-follow and out of the ordinary home safety tips.
General Home Safety and Security
- Create the illusion that someone is at home if you’re away for an extended period of time by leaving a TV or stereo on in a room where a burglar would most likely break in.
- Display yard signs and window decals of your security company, as they are a good deterrence to potential burglars and could provide extra home safety.
- Burglar-proof your glass patio doors by setting a pipe or metal bar in the middle bottom track of the door slide. The pipe should be the same length as the track.
- For home safety against intruders, keep garage doors closed to prohibit access to a door that leads directly into your home.
- Keep drapes and blinds shut in rooms where there is expensive equipment.
- Adjust your telephone ring to its lowest volume setting, if you’re going to be away from home for a few days. An unanswered phone may jeopardize your home safety.
- Never cancel delivery of mail or news papers. You don’t know who will get that information.
Home Safety: Fire Prevention
- When buying or building a home, ensure home safety with fire resistant roofing materials.
- Never leave candles or other open flames burning unattended.
- Douse cigarette and cigar butts with water before dumping them in the trash.
- To regularly clear dry or dead vegetation in your yard or areas near your home, will provide home safety.
- Store firewood and other combustibles away from your home.
- To assure home safety, test smoke alarms monthly and replace the batteries once a year.
- Don’t have deadbolts that lock with an inside key. You need to get out fast if a fire starts.
- Be sure your street address is visibly posted so that firefighters can identify your home in the event of an emergency.