Keeping Your Home Safe

One thing we always struggle with, is home security. As a anxious person, it is something I often think about. We don’t actually own our property, so we can’t install a complicated security system, that doesn’t mean that we don’t want to make sure our home is as safe as it can possibly be. When you have a child, these things seem to become more important, and you think of it often. There are a few ways to keep your home safe, without actually making any changes toy our home. Here are just a few ways..

Home insurance.
While most landlords (such as ours) make sure they insure the structure of the rental property, insuring personal contents is up to the resident of the rental property. Most people actually overlook or forget to get their own personal contents insurance. It doesn’t have to be super expensive. Make sure you shop around and use comparison websites to ensure that you get the best deal. If you are a council tenant, most associations offer a discounted content insurance through them. This insurance will protect your belongings and also give you piece of mind, knowing if the unexpected things happen – you have cover.

Smart home system.
A smart home is a home monitoring and control system with simple installation and easy operation. You can use it to monitor your home while you are away, or to simply switch off or on, your appliances. It gives you the ability to monitor and control your home from the convenience of your smartphone or tablet. There is no monthly subscription fee, and your not making any permanent changes to the property, this smart home system just enables you to keep your home safe, and extend the system to suit your own needs. The system can also notify you as soon as a window or door is opened, giving you the ultimate peace of mind wherever you may be in the world.

Cover your windows and doors.
install net curtains, blinds or curtains that will block anyone from seeing inside your home. While it seems like such a small and simple thing, it is something lots of people overlook or forget to do. If someone can’t see inside your property, it is less likely that potential burglars will target your property, as it becomes difficult for them to verify your home, or scope out any items they may want to steal. Keep your belongings out of sight.

Don't share your holiday location on social media
Our generation seems to be full of oversharers. We can't wait to tell everyone we are on holiday, and where we are. The thing we often forget is that it isn't just friends and family who see these posts, but its everyone. If you avoid sharing your location, or where you have been till you get back home, it is less likely someone will notice you've been gone.

I would love to hear your top tips for keeping your property safe, maybe you have thought of something that I have missed? 

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