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Our home should be the place where we feel secure and surrounded by things we love. However, some of us constantly worry what is going to happen, and what if… If you want to get rid of the nagging thoughts, you might want to invest in improving the safety and security of your home, so you can truly relax on the weekends and at nights, as well as when you are leaving to visit friends or to take a holiday.
With the smart home technology available for regular households, you can now invest in an advanced security system that connects to your phone, so you always know what is going in inside and around your house. You can monitor each door and window, as well as the driveway and get alerts on suspicious activities. Make sure that you seek expert advice for installing security cameras to ensure that you are getting it right, and you can eliminate common faults.
Regular Safety Checks
It is crucial that you carry out regular safety checks when it comes to the structural integrity of your home. There are several property maintenance companies out there that offer a comprehensive survey, so you can spot the signs of cracks and damage due to earth movement or weather that can cause you greater problems later on.
Boiler and Electricity Maintenance
The most common reasons for accidents at home are related to the heating and electricity system. It is important that you get your fuses and your wiring tested regularly, especially if you are planning on changing appliances or would like to add a new light or feature to your room. If you increase the electricity output, you need to ensure your wires and fuse box can handle the job. At the same time, a gas safety test is recommended to prevent accidental explosions and poisoning.
Roofing and Guttering Maintenance
It is also crucial that you maintain your roof and your gutter, or you will find it hard to deal with dampness or even damaged brickwork later. If you have a loft insulation, you might not notice that you have a broken tile or a crack that can become dangerous. If a gap is formed on your roof, you will face a huge flood at the next big rain, and might even have pests settling on the attic.
To deter people with bad intentions and give your neighbours a clear view on what is going on around your home while you are not there, you can also install motion sensor flood lights around the home, to the front of the house, as well as the back. Those snooping around during the night don’t want to be seen, so this is a cost-effective way of preventing crime and protecting your assets and your home you worked so hard for.
Having to face with the consequences of a home crime and emergency is one of the worst experiences you can have. To feel more secure and better protected, try some of these tips.