Ways To Feel Safe In Your Own Home

The daunting feeling of someone getting into your home, or something terrible happening such as a fire etc, is easy to dwell on. I know that for the most part, it’s irrational. Literally nothing ever happens in my case, but the feeling always creeps in. Below are some ways to feel safe in your own home and put that nagging feeling to bed.

Fire Protection

In our home, we have an open fire and a gas cooker. Now, it’s nice to look at, but the thought of leaving the fire on accidentally or leaving the stove on fills me with a dread sometimes. I also tend to light candles when I’m in the bath or chilling in my room. Now, there are fire protection systems you can buy to ensure your safety – and I can imagine I’ll buy a system when I have my own home. I know that I turn everything off, but if someone terrible happens, I know I’ll be prepared. If you’re like this, always ensure you double-check the house before leaving or going to bed. It’s a quick and easy way to put your mind at ease (and costs nothing).

Set A House Alarm Or Security System

Alarms in themselves can be deterrents for intruders, but they’re great for removing any doubts you might have about safety in your home. Check out this handy guide on how to choose the best security system for your home.

Hive View Indoor Security Camera – John Lewis £160

Install A Doorbell Video Camera

My friend recently experienced a break-in, and I can’t even imagine how horrifying it must have been for her. Since the incident, she’s installed a home camera system. This monitors her house and gives her any notification if the camera detects movement. Now, as she has two cats, she gets a few notifications, but it’s quite cute because she can talk to them through the microphone! If you’re looking to invest in a home monitoring camera, take a look at the hive camera.

Do you have any tips on how to feel safe in your own home? Any hacks you’d like to share? I’d love to hear them!


  1. Lisa

    February 20, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    We were burgled once when I was a child and the feeling of horror never actually leaves you. Now we have a security system that we use, mainly when we go away for any length of time, and one of our neighbours pops in twice a day to feed our cats as well so the peace of mind is indescribable. But I very much like the idea of a security camera to talk to our cats, haha!

    1. ginakaydaniel

      February 21, 2020 at 8:54 am

      Oh no that’s horrible! It’s good that you have a system in place though for your home. My friend has a cat cam and she chats to him throughout the day! It’s so funny, you should definitely get one 🙂 x

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