6 Ways to Feel Safe When You Are Home Alone

By Crystal Newton on Jun 25th, 2014 10:33 AM

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Sometimes being home alone can be a scary experience, but there are some great ways to put you at ease so you don't have to be stressed out when you are supposed to be home relaxing. Here are a few tips to help you feel a little safer when you are in your space:

  • Invest in a Home Security System.This can be one of the simplest ways to help you feel incredibly secure. Rarely will you find a home security system that doesn't have an "at home" mode; this mode is made to keep you secure when you're in your home. You simply tell the alarm that you're home, hit a button or two, and the system knows that its job is to keep you safe and sound while you relax and enjoy your own space. Post a sign around your home or put a sticker on your door or window that notifies potential criminals that your home is protected by a home security system to help deter bad people before they even try out your security system.
  • Get a Dog.Don't be fooled by the idea that huge dogs are the best protectors, though. Often times, the bigger the dog, the more quiet and lazy they become. If you really want to deter potential criminals, consider balancing a big dog with a barker. The little ones tend to make a lot more noise, and they like to make their presence known. That, in itself, can often scare away bad people.
  • Lock the Doors.It can be easy to become complacent when you're at home. One of the easiest ways to feel safe is to make sure that you've always got your doors locked. Chain locks are okay, and the locks on the door are good, too, but if you have deadbolts, use them! They're the best way to keep your place safe and secure.
  • Turn on the Lights.As it starts to get dark, turn on your outside lights. If you have lights with sensors, they'll do the work for you if someone approaches your property. If you don't have these lights, consider installing them! They can make a huge difference in the way criminals view your property, particularly since they'll know that the neighbors may see everything they're doing when they're up to no good. If you don't yet have lights with sensors, turn on your porch light, the light over your garage, or other outside lights to help illuminate the space around your home.
  • Don't Let the Outside In.If you're home alone, no one really needs to know that. Keep your blinds, curtains, or shades drawn so anyone outside can't see what you are doing. If you have sheer curtains, consider getting darker ones that can go over the lighter ones. You can keep the darker ones open when you're feeling safe, and when you need a little more security, you can simply draw them shut.
  • Don't Tell the World You are Home Alone.These days, it can be tempting to tell the world that you're home alone and bored via social media. Steer clear of the temptation because you never know what kind of people are keeping tabs on the goings on of your life. If you need to talk to someone, private message them or pick up the phone and give them a call!

At Bates Security, we specialize in helping people feel safer when they are in their own homes. If you would like to learn about about the safety that a great home security system can bring you, contact us today!

 

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