You might have just moved into a new home or lived in your current one for many years. Regardless of how long you have lived there, there are certain safety aspects you need to be aware of in regards to keeping you and your family safe.
Doors & Windows
If you reside in a place with a high risk of hurricanes and other natural disasters then you might want to think about how safe your windows are. Unfortunately, standard windows will completely shatter should they feel the force of a hurricane leaving you clearing up a lot of mess. Proper hurricane impact window installation can withstand winds of up to 200mph so are much more effective. Not only do they protect you from the elements, but they also reduce noise and improve the energy efficiency within your home.
Doors should be checked for any damage and repaired if necessary. If you have young children they could be harmed by a broken door, especially if it is wooden. Make sure you apply locks to doors and if you have just recently moved into your property think about changing the locks. You don’t want any unwanted previous residents strolling into your home.
To feel completely safe you might like to think about investing in some CCTV and alarm systems for your home. This way you can be completely sure that your family and house are protected from vandals. You can buy kits online to do it yourself, however, it is much better to call in a professional to do this for you. A security company will have all the right equipment and know where to install the cameras and alarms.
You could also invest in a video doorbell to keep your mind at rest. Investing in a video doorbell ensures you know who is knocking at all times. It is also good that when people get in close proximity to your door it starts recording straight to your phone or whichever device you have the app installed on. Your phone will also play a sound when someone walks by the camera, although this can be annoying it may be worth it. Video doorbells are also handy if you are out and expecting a delivery as you can speak to the driver through it to request where to leave your parcels.
If your home has a pool then you will need to think about pool safety. The last thing you want or need is a toddler running through the garden and falling into the pool. The pool area should be gated and remain closed off unless you are using the pool with them. Children should never be left unattended near the pool if the gate is open. Make sure you get a gate that the children can’t open as well, safety gates such as coded ones might be better suited for your family.
We hope you found the article helpful and understood some of the safety tips needed when you have a family to look after.