Home Safety and Security Guide
Your home is your haven. It is a place where you lose yourself and relax after a long day at work. Whether you live alone or with family, it is always important to make sure that this sanctuary is protected from intruders. Read on to learn more about home safety and the ways in which you can ensure that your home remains secure and protected at all times.
Things to check before moving into a home
Providing a safe abode for your family is always first on any priority list. Mentioned below are some things to carefully consider before moving into your new home –
Before investing in your dream home, make sure you know everything about the area you are moving into. Research about the crime rate of the locality and the history of crimes in the area as this will give you an idea about the safety of the neighbourhood.
Some of the best residential localities in Chennai are ECR, OMR and GST Road. In Bangalore, Indira Nagar and KR Puram are some of the safest places to invest in. Few of the perfect places in Coimbatore are Vadavalli, Trichy Road and Avinashi Road.
Scan your landscape
In order to keep intruders at bay, make sure you do not provide them with any kind of easy access to your house through your windows or roof. Do not leave a ladder or highchair unattended in your backyard and trim down neighboring branches which extend into your home to avoid any kind of break-in through your windows. Check out Casa Grande’s luxurious line of row houses with unbeatable security systems for top-notch safety.
Doors and windows
As doors are the primary entry and exit points of any home, it is important to ensure that they are sturdy, robust and well built. Consider having them made of strong steel or solid hardwood. A lightweight, hollow core main door is the easiest to break into and should be avoided. As far as windows are concerned, make sure you have semi-view windows with a strong protective grill for utmost protection.
Establish multi-layer security system
Now that you have done everything you can to make sure that your home will be safe to move into, do not take the future safety of your home for granted. Establish a layered security system as it is easy for a burglar to break in if there is only a single line of defence.
Get a wireless alarm system. It is easy to install, and unlike a hardwired alarm system, this does not require landlines to contact the security agency.
The doors inside your home are another layer you need to give importance to. Even though they are inside your home, make sure they are sturdy and have secure locks. These will be your second line of defence.
Explore the idea of safety coating all your windows. Impact resistant film and invisible security coating are some of the options you can consider. The coating not only makes your windows less breakable and more burglar safe but also keeps your home protected from the rough weather. You can also check out our tips to keep your home clean and safe during monsoons.
Invest in a gorgeous bunch of rose bushes and beautifully plant them by your window sill. The thorny plant will slow the burglar down and add to the beauty of your home. So, make sure your security system is like an onion, with layers of security and protection.
Be on good terms with your neighbours
It’s comforting to know that your neighbours have your back. Did you know? There are eight types of neighbours that we all encounter? However, irrespective of their type, make it a point to know your neighbours. You can ask them to keep an eye out while you’re away.
Things to do before going on a vacation
Vacations are a time to relax. Here are a few ways to ensure that you don’t get stressed out about the safety of your home during your breaks.
Make sure you lock all your doors and windows. Don’t let posts and newspapers stack up on your porch while you’re away, as this will alert potential burglars that you have been away for quite a while.
Burglars also tend to target homes that are empty in the evenings. Use timed lamps to light up your house in the evenings. Motion sensing lights near the entrance and doorways are also very effective in deterring any intruders.
Your home is as safe as your weakest link. Reinforce sliding doors and windows with a rod, so that burglars will not be able to push it open even if they manage to unlock it.
Pets are the cuddliest alert systems
Dogs not only make your home a happier place but are also a fail safe alert mechanism. Breeds like Doberman and German Shepherds are instinctive home guardians.
If owning a pet is not a viable option, consider displaying a “Beware of Dog” sign, it might just do the trick.
Some things in life are priceless. So, make sure your safe heaven is never violated. Invest in luxury apartments from Casa Grande for plush comfort and unbeatable safety and protection.