How To Make Your Home Safer | Home Lifestyle

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You might not like to think about it too much, but the fact is that you might not be safe in your home. True, the chances of something untoward happening are very slim, but wouldn’t it be better to ensure you’re completely safe rather than leaving things to chance and risking your possessions, home, and health? 

The good news is that once you get started and realize what you can do to make your home a lot safer, you’ll quickly get the idea of the kinds of jobs that need to be completed, and you can add them to your to-do list as you spot them. To get you started, here are a few things you can do right away to make your home so much safer – read on to find out more.

How To Make Your Home Safer | Home Lifestyle

More Exterior Lighting

Lighting is your friend when it comes to safety (and security) because it’s the ideal deterrent to any intruders who might be thinking about coming into your home. With good exterior lighting, and ideally motioned sensor lighting, you’ll be able to really reduce the risk of break-ins and vandalism, and that’s definitely going to make your home a lot safer. 

On top of that, good lighting makes your home safer for you and your family too. Just think of those times you’ve come home from work or having fun with your family and it’s been dark – it was hard to get from your car to your door, or from the street to the door if you walked, and you stumbled or perhaps fell, wasn’t it? Good lighting means you can move around without accident, which is much better. 

Replace Your Garage Door

Your garage might be a storage space, it could be where you keep your car, it could be a home gym or hobby room, or perhaps it’s an extension of your kitchen. No matter what it is, you’re not going to want anyone who shouldn’t have access getting in there, especially if the garage happens to lead into the house, as they can often do. 

To make things much safer for everyone, the best thing to do is invest in a new garage door or have your current door checked over and repaired at the very least – it could be a hugely vulnerable spot when it comes to gaining entry to your home, even if you’d never thought about it before. Make sure you get help from experts in garage door services to ensure the job is done right and everything is left more secure than it was before. 

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Use Smart Home Technology

Smart home devices can be a wonderful way to make your home safer for all kinds of reasons, plus they make the home more convenient, so what’s not to love? You can have smart locks, for example, that you can only unlock with fingerprints or facial recognition, plus installing a video doorbell is a good idea so you always know who’s at your home, even when you’re not. 

When you’ve got smart technology installed, you’ll be able to control your home no matter where you are and keep an eye on things, making sure that nothing is happening that you’d rather didn’t. And you can even set up alerts and notifications to stay informed of any unusual activity, which means you don’t have to constantly check your phone when you’re away from home – if there’s a problem, you’ll be made aware of it and then you can deal with it quickly. Even better, smart technology can even increase your home’s value

Practice Fire Safety

We’ve talked a lot about burglars on this list so far, and it’s definitely wise to make sure you do all you can to stop them getting into your home, but remember, burglars aren’t the only potential issue – fire can be a problem too.

Again, you’ll do all you can to make sure fires don’t break out, but what if one did? Accidents do happen, after all. Well, if you’ve got a fire escape plan in place, you’ll stand a good chance of everyone in the property getting out and staying safe. A fire escape plan is something you can make quite easily as long as you check that it’s accurate before giving a copy to everyone the house – you need to lay out all the potential escape routes from various room, depending on where the fire might be, and then you should be able to use that as a map to get out. Also make sure you’ve got fire extinguishers in the house (and you know how to use them), but it’s only a good idea to use an extinguisher on a small fire – otherwise it’s best to just leave. 

So these are the ways to practice home safety and to make your home safer.

If you have any other ideas on ways to make your home safer, feel free to leave them in the comments below!

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