A happy home should be secure and safe. Interior design and material items are functional investments for a cozy and livable space, but none of that will matter if you simply don’t feel safe, or if an intruder decides that they want the functional, stylish items you took so long matching up and putting together.
Simple tips and tricks can help you not only feel more secure but serve as a warning to anybody who might be looking at your property.
Make Use of Drapes and Blinds
It’s always great to let natural light into your home and to have some form of view of the outside. No one likes being cooped up and not making the most of a window, and the idea of not throwing your drapes wide and welcoming sunlight doesn’t exactly conjure images of a cozy home.
You have to remember, however, that if you can see out, then others can see in. You may think it’s nice to have the drapes still open on long summer nights while you’re catching up with the latest shows on your expensive TV, but all this means is that potential thieves can watch that expensive TV, too.
Be more mindful of how much is visible through your window, and consider ensuring the drapes or blinds are shut when the hours grow a little late.
Take particular care during the holiday season, perhaps if a Christmas tree and a pile of presents are visible.
No matter what style of home you live in, door security is a must. Even if you have a solid main door, you don’t want to neglect those back high-glass sliding doors in the garden you think are less likely to be targeted, for example.
The idea of security doors conjures up images of cell bars, dank metal, and a less-than-homely feel, but that’s not the case: professional companies like crimsafe.com.au design doors fit for every mood and style. In most cases, you won’t even be able to recognize that it’s actually a reinforced door rather than a normal one.
Although, if you’d instead opt for a more official looking security door, there’s nothing wrong with showing would-be intruders that you’ve invested in the finest.
Security Light Installation
Motion sensor detectors and security lights are your friends, especially if you have a large garden or space where an intruder could pass through unnoticed if you’re at the other side of the house.
Darkness is a welcoming sight for an intruder, but a glaring, sudden attack of light certainly isn’t. Something as simple as a security light can spook off any wannabe thief.
A security light can also make it safer for you, as a resident, to move around outside at night. Perhaps you need to put out the dustbin, check the plants or collect something from the garden you’d forgotten earlier. You don’t want to be tripping, falling, or feeling unsteady in the darkness, so a light makes it better for all.
Stay safe and happy home-making.