When we're asked what will be our number one concern, chances are most of us will reply-health and safety of our family, especially our children. Our home is our sanctuary, the place where we feel safe and secured. If you are a parent. at odds end you will always want your family to be safe.
Keeping a well lighted home is number one on the list. If you are an intruder, you wouldn't choose homes that are well lit making your presence visible, right? Keeping the special areas of the house in quality light will detour potential trespassers. Home alarm is the next on the list. With the onset of security alarms made of co2 cartridges, these personal alarm systems are now affordable yet more advanced. The availability of more effective and newer alarm systems offer more sophisticated protection and response time becomes faster especially those that use refillable gas cylinders in their safety and security applications.
"Don't talk to strangers" should still be enforced with our children. Though we want them to be as sociable as possible, we don't want the risk of divulging important information that may jeopardize their (and the whole family's) safety after all. We should try to keep our personal information private in the event of travels and out of town activities. We should not leave a clue that no one is at home so as not to attract probable invaders. Lastly, in the chance of an unexpected event, an emergency plan is needed. This should be discussed with the whole family pre-existent of an incident, the plan should include emergency numbers to call and people to contact and where to go to get help if needed.
What about you? Do you have any tips in securing our homes?