Feeling safe in your new home – a guide by Simone Homes
Something that you might not think of until you’re settled in your new home is safety. Safety doesn’t just mean locks on your doors and windows. Here are our tips to help keep you feeling safe in your new home.
Ways to keep feeling safe at home
Number 1: Front door
Being able to see who is knocking at your front door before you answer it can be very comforting. There are a few ways that you can go about providing that extra level of security for your front door.
- Consider installing an intercom system. There are even systems that integrate a camera that links to coloured screens in your home.
- Avoid clear glass in your front door. Opting for frosted or translucent glass or even a solid front door will add an extra level of privacy.
- Consider installing a flyscreen door. If you like keeping your home feeling open a screen door will be a worthwhile investment and an added layer of security.
Number 2: Lighting
Ensuring that there is adequate light in and outside your home will ensure you feel secure when it’s dark outside.
Outside the home, consider where all the doors are and ensure they have adequate lighting. Automatic lights can be handy around the garage, front and laundry doors. Ensure the lights spread over an adequate area – there is no use providing light if it won’t assist you getting to and from the door.
Inside the home, make sure that there are enough lights in hallways and common areas. Think about where dark spots may be – it might be necessary to add extra lights to ensure your home doesn’t feel too cave like once the sun goes down.
Number 3: Alarm system
If you are out of your home for long periods during the day or you go away a lot for work then it may be worth considering an alarm system. An alarm is definitely worth installing while you are building your home if you want to keep costs down.
Number 4: Garage
Ensure that the door from your garage into your home has a secure lock. And make sure you utilise the lock! There is no use having one if you never lock it.
Number 5: Night Lights
Especially handy if you have young children, consider putting night lights in your bathrooms. There is nothing worse than being blinded by the bathroom light in the middle of the night. Other areas that you can consider putting night lights include:
- Garage, and
- wherever your pets sleep
How do you keep your home feeling safe?
If you have tips for keeping your home safe, let us know in the comments!