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How to Make Your Home Safe for the Whole Family

Protecting those you love should be your top priority. Your home is the one place on earth where you should feel the safest, so knowing the right measures to take can make a huge difference and ensure none of your family are in any danger. Increasing the security of your family home can add that much-needed protection to your nearest and dearest. Here are a few modifications that you can make to your home.

Fence off The Garden

A good place to start is by making sure your garden is fully enclosed. Having your garden fenced off can prevent your property from becoming an easy target for intruders, who may be put off trying to enter your home when they see they will have to scale a fence to get into your garden. If you have small kids or pets, fencing off your garden can prevent them from escaping easily should they feel adventurous.

Extra Lighting

Extra lighting on the exterior and interior of your home can make a huge difference in keeping your home safe. Installing outdoor lighting can add extra security to your property, helping to detect movement from potential intruders. Make sure you install the lighting in dark areas or down the side of your home, which can come into action should an unwanted visitor try to access your home. You can also add indoor lighting to help you get around with ease. If you have older family members living in your home, their vision may be deteriorating, so keeping your home well-lit can be hugely beneficial for your senior loved ones.

Check Your Smoke Alarms Regularly

In the event of a fire, you will want to have fully functioning smoke alarms to let you know so you and your family can escape as quickly as possible. Therefore, going around your home and checking your smoke detectors on a regular basis is incredibly important. Make sure to fit smoke alarms throughout your home and in key areas such as your kitchen, bedroom, and hallway. Every minute counts when a fire occurs so having smoke alarms fitted in each room can help you get out the home quickly and safely.

Remove Clutter

If your home is full of clutter, it can be easy to knock into something and cause yourself an injury. Whether you have children in the home or older members of the family who are most at risk, keeping your home clutter free is important. There are all sorts of furniture that you can buy to store your belongings, rather than leaving things lying across the home.

Medical Emergencies

If you live with senior family members, keeping them safe and secure in the home can help put your mind at ease. You can’t be glued to your loved ones 24/7, so you may want to consider purchasing a medical alert system that your loved one can wear on his or her wrist. Should a medical emergency arise, your loved one can push a button on their system which puts them in touch with a trained live operator whose job it is to make sure they’re taken care of. If needed, they can contact you, your family or local 911 emergency services. There is nationwide coverage too, and Bay Alarm Medical’s alert system is compatible with most standard phone lines.

Keeping your family home safe and secure should be your number one priority. Whether you’re adding additional outdoor lighting to reduce the risk of intruders, or checking your smoke alarms regularly so you can be alerted should there be a fire, you can’t put a price on life, so make sure to go around your home to look for any hazards to keep you and your family well protected and safe.