Your family is an expression of you. Your children carry half your DNA. Your spouse is your ally in life, and together you tackle the world.
Accordingly, you want to protect your children, you want to protect your wife, and you can help do both by protecting the home where you live. Following we’ll explore a few home safety and security tips to help get you thinking the right way.
1. DIY Security Solutions
First, you want to respect your own budget. Don’t spend $50k on home security when you can’t afford it. Start with something reasonable. Check out this link to get an idea of the costs of DIY home security systems from Alarm Grid. A lot of times all you really need are a few motion-activated IoT cameras.
The point is, you don’t have to have a team of security experts come out to your property and secure every entry point. You can, and that’s worth doing if you’ve got the time and budget, and there’s a real need to protect your property’s assets. However, as the saying goes, you don’t have to use a bazooka to swat a fly.
2. Organic Security: Dogs, Infrastructure, and Fencing
A dog is what’s known in the security community as an “occupancy cue”, and it will rebuff potential burglars. When they “case the joint”, as the thieves say, they’ll see a canine, and realize they might get attacked when they come to steal. As far as infrastructure goes, you can replace locks and add fences.
Your family will love the dog, and you’ll have more privacy in your yard behind a high fence. These are known deterrents to burglars.
3. Internal Security: “Baby-Proofing” the House
This is a collateral sort of security, but when you’re protecting your family from external threats, you can’t forget to protect them from internal threats as well. You need to baby-proof the house if you’ve got very young children. Hide chemicals where young ones can’t reach them. Lock guns in gun cabinets, and keep things like liquor far away from children.
A good way to go about this is to examine the property with a fine-toothed comb to identify and safeguard any issues which could be dangerous to your young ones. You may need those little baby barriers for stairs, you may want to install hand rails your children can reach, and the list goes on.
Keeping Your House and Your Family Safe, Inside and Out
Internal security, organic security (like dogs and fences), and DIY security solutions represent some of the best ways to secure your property from threats that are internal and external.
Your family is your life, and it’s to your benefit to do all in your power for the sake of their protection. Accordingly, figure out any and all ways you can keep your home safe from the varying risks of the world.