How Do I Stay Safe at Home? Security Tips (Part 1)

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Truly there’s no place like home. That’s the more reason why home needs to be a safe retreat. As much as you’d want to believe that there is nothing out there which poses any threat to the peace and tranquility of your home, the sad reality is that this is not the case. The good news though is that there are steps you can take to ensure that any threats to the security of your home and its occupants are minimized. As always, it is your responsibility to safeguard your territory against any malicious attacks. Security and safety begins with every occupant in your home.

This series on home security takes a look at the various areas of vulnerability at home, and how a series of focused steps can help plug these loopholes.

COMING UP IN PART 1…SECURITY AWARENESS AT HOME

Life is tough. We have to worry about a lot of things. Bills, health, work, taxes (among millions of other things!). On top of all this we also have to worry about those unsavoury elements who have made it their mission to wreak havoc  on innocent citizens at home. True, there is no guarantee that they would not invade your home, but at least their advances can be made extremely difficult if not impossible with the beefing up of security arrangements around the home.

Depending on your living arrangements and budget it could be either you or a landlord would be responsible for making enhancements on the security of the home. The objective is to invest in as many of the items listed below as your circumstances and budget allow.

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  1. CCTV surveillance system: Ideally, cameras should be installed at all entry points of the premises (gates, doors, windows)
  2. Alarm system: This should be checked every two weeks. The system pass-code should only be known to members of the home and should be changed regularly.
  3. Silent alarm/panic button: This version of alarm ideally is connected to a security post and is activated when there is a security breach in the home. The idea is to summon security officers without letting the intruders notice.
  4. Hi-grade security doors (or thick doors with peep-holes at the minimum): Some homes already come fitted with this. If you are a tenant this may need to be discussed with the property owner before being installed.
  5. High fencing with barbed wire tops (depending on the area and type of house)
  6. Extensive security lighting: It is common knowledge that a well-lit environment is the first deterrent of crime. Thus it should be ensured that the area is well-lit at night.
  7. Electric fence: This should be installed and turned on at night.
  8. Security dogs and/or security guards: A good first-line of defence.

Security and safety begins with every occupant in your home”

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