Ways To Feel Safe In Your Own Home
When my parents go away on holiday I’m usually left alone in the house. At first I think “FREEDOOM” but then it creeps in. The daunting feeling of someone getting in or something happening such as a fire etc. I know that for the most part, it’s irrational. Literally nothing ever happens. But the feeling always creeps in. Below are some ways to feel safe in your own home and put that nagging feeling to bed.
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 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
Alarms in themselves can be deterrents for intruders, but they’re great for removing any doubts you might have about safety in your home. You can also set alarms on your phone to do a nightly check before you go to bed (ensure your doors and windows are locked and shut).
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. I saw an advert for it the other day and it looks so good!
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!