Your home is in a nice neighborhood, surrounded by friendly people. You could have settled and bought a house cheaper in another area, but you wanted to give your family the safest place you could afford to call home. However, in these trying times, it can be difficult to say that any place is 100 percent safe. Buying a house in a beautiful area of town is not the only thing you can do to help keep your family safe. Check out these three ways you can protect your family at home.
1. Teach Your Kids Not To Answer the Door
Push-ins are becoming more common, and that’s a scary prospect. One thing you can do to make sure no one in your family becomes a victim of a situation like this is teaching them not to open the door for anyone. Install cameras outside so you can consult them before answering. If it is a person who is not identifiable or familiar, don’t answer the door.
2. Invest in Protective Measures
You can try your hand at rigging a home security system, but in reality, you should call someone who knows what they’re doing. Professional security system installers can consult on the type of security devices that work best for your family’s situation. You can ask them to include cameras and glass-break sensors, so the monitoring company is alerted. If you fear getting threatened with a gun, take a look at investing in a round ballistic shield. It’s never a bad idea to be prepared for the worst.
3. Report Any Suspicious Behavior
If you are out and about your neighborhood and see something odd, call the police and report it. The more active people are in their community, the less likely thieves are to hang around. Word spreads even in the criminal community. Don’t be afraid to report suspicious activity.
Keeping your family safe is your top priority. Investing some time in educating them, keeping an eye out for suspicious behavior and putting money out for security elements may make you and them feel better.