I have never really truly felt safe in any of the homes I’ve lived in. My current one with my family, is the safest I have ever felt, but I still have my moments of checking all doors and windows twice, making sure the wardrobe doors & loft door is closed before going to bed. No idea why, too many horror films maybe. I did have a traumatic experience as a child in my home and I’m guessing that’s left me with the uneasy feeling. Do you feel safe at home?
Due to this I have always felt the need to do everything in my power to protect my home. There are my things I want to protect, top of my list is my family. We have secured doors, lockable windows and our garden isn’t easily accessible. These things help me sleep at night.
The area we live in is a quiet one. But, that does not stop me thinking about burglary and theft, these things do happen. We’ve had our lockup broken into, nothing was stolen, but it still shook me up. No matter what it taken, it’s devastating and having someone in your own personal items and space isn’t on. It’s horrifying.
What can we do to protect our home
- An alarm is a good investment, it can be expensive, but there are various levels of alarm system out there and one to suit most budgets. If you are feeling particularly vulnerable or are on your own at night or with the children on your own, you might want to invest in the ones that connect with the alarm companies. Often, the sight of an alarm system can be a deterrent.
- Smoke alarms are also another way to protect your home. We have one in our downstairs hallway and upstairs as well as one in our attic playroom.
- Like I said above we have window locks and these I think do make a difference and with the double glazing these days, all of these things do make it harder for people to break in.
- Sensor lights in the back garden and the front if you have a large garden, this will alert those around you to movement and are another deterrent.
I found some great sites like Legal & General tips on how to protect your home.
What do you do to protect your home? What else can I do to help me feel safe in my home?
Disclaimer:- This is a featured post, but I wrote about my own story.