Everyone is busy with work, school and household chores. In the chaos of living life, we sometimes forget to take care of ourselves. We may advise the kids to be cautious, don’t talk to strangers, don’t accept any friend requests from unknown people and so on, but we, ourselves, forget to install a secure lock for the house or fix a much-needed motion sensor in the garden.
Safety is an issue for all of us; us as well as our neighbours are in danger if a team of thieves or drug addicts target our household area. Especially if there are kids – infants and toddlers- it is all the more important to make sure everyone is safe at home as well as outside. You can talk to the neighbours and discuss this matter; if everyone agrees to form an association of sorts, you can discuss facts pertaining to safety of the area such as lighting, keeping an open eye, reporting suspicious activity, fitting stainless steel screens in more vulnerable homes and so on. All residents must be made knowledgeable about simple but useful tips such as building a fence if they already don’t have one, stow expensive, easy-to-take objects such as bikes, grills and cars etc.
Using safer materials
When you are building a house, make sure you pay attention to the materials used in important parts when it comes to security, like the fence and windows. For example, a wooden or a picket fence looks aesthetically pleasing; a window without bars looks artistic, however, the very first thing you must pay attention to is the wellbeing of the people living in the house. Rather than building a beautiful house, making the house safe must be given priority. Try a chain-link fence made of metal and secured in concrete, which cannot be lifted. A full concrete wall can be easy climb, so if you are planning on having one, maybe have some metal sticks with pointed tops on the wall. You can also have barbed wire fencing.
Using new technology
New tech gadgets can be of great help in this matter. Install lighting and motion sensors on the ground and in your garden and especially at the entrances. Spotlights can play a part in coming alive in alighting an intruder’s face, making it impossible for him or her to move and someone to recognize easily. If you have a garage and/ or a basement where you store valuable stuff, don’t forget to put some curtains or blinds North Lakes there. There is no need to tempt people to steal something by showing as if it is lying around. Also, get to know any new comers to the neighbourhood. There is strength in unity.
It is not difficult to prevent your home from being robbed if you have a plan which involves all of your neighbours as well. So talk to them and get it going.