3 Tips for Improved Home Safety

Published On December 5, 2017 | By Clare Louise | Technology

How safe would you say your home environment is?

Unfortunately, too many families live where safety could be a much higher priority. As a result, they put themselves in harm’s way more often than not.

For you to feel as safe as can be, it is important that you often review the safety protocols you have in place. What should come of such inspections will be determining what you are missing now.

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So, is your family ready to live a safer life in your home?

Putting Some Technology to Work

In order for your family to feel as comfortable as possible at home, keep these three tips in mind:

  1. Technology – If you’ve been shy to use technology in protecting your home, why is that? Sure, you do not want to spend a ton of money if you do not have to, but what price would you put on family safety? As an example, what if your home gets a lot of phone calls? Sure, millions of people rely on their cell phones these days. In today’s global community, landlines have not gone the way of the dinosaurs yet. If receiving a lot of calls in the home, are some of them of concern to you? Some could be criminals looking to steal your personal identity. Meantime, others could be trying to figure out your schedule and when you are not at home. By conducting a reverse phone search, you can often figure out where the calls come from and who is behind them. Now, wouldn’t you like to have that kind of information? Also use technology online to learn about a strange vehicle in the neighborhood. In driving forward with searching license plates, track the auto’s history and owner.
  2. Commonsense – As great a role as technology can play, using commonsense goes a long way too. Never blurt all over social media that you are going out of town. This means your home will be empty for a period of days or even longer. All this does is tip-off criminals looking for a home to rob. Wait until you return from your trip to post pictures and talk about the trip you went on.
  1. Neighbors – Last, make sure the neighbors you confide in are ones you can in fact trust. For instance, you decide to take a weekend trip with the family. Given you have a dog at home, you ask one of the neighbors to come over and feed it and let it out during the day. Now, how well do you know that neighbor? Can you feel 100 percent comfortable with them coming into your home while you are gone? Build up trust in friendships with neighbors is always important. Make sure those you let in your home you can trust to be good people at the end of the day.

Home security almost always boils down to technology and some smarts.

If you’ve got both of those going for you, you and your family should be pretty safe.

As a homeowner, what do you do to keep you and your loved ones safe from outside threats?

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