We all want to be safe. And most of the time we think we’re safe. But this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take measures to ensure our homes are safe. This is important especially for people with valuable possessions. Here are some tips from industry experts:
Check your home – Aside from the obvious of putting proper locks in your house and ensuring that they work, it is also important to check which areas can be jiggled and wiggled. There was a window in our old house that could be pushed open and we didn’t know about it until we accidentally pushed it and it gave way. Make sure that the side gate is locked too. Sometimes this little mind slip can lead to bigger problems.
Be careful with your social media posts – Yes, social media. Everyone loves to post anything and everything in there. But no matter how private your account is, the reality is that nothing is really private online. Property site Domain says be careful about posting your house information online or announcing your holiday plans. Also make sure you don’t put up pictures of expensive purchases up there.
Invest on a safe – If you do want to post pictures of your expensive purchases on social media (because sometimes people do want to brag), then make sure you invest on a great safe. It doesn’t even have to be brand new as long as it works well. City Safes has hundreds of quality safe, both new and refurbished. They have one for every budget and every security requirement. All refurbished safes are supplied with full new safe warranty at half the price. They can even deliver, install and service safes to save you from hassle.
Get a house sitter when away – There are plenty of places now where you can get free house sitters. They do the police check for you and you can call their referees to make sure you get reliable ones. That way, someone will get your mail, junk mail and flyers, mow your lawn and keep the house safe while you’re away. Getting a great house sitter, however, is a whole different story.
Keep these tips in mind to ensure home safety. Got more tips? Let us know in the comments below.
Disclosure: This is in collaboration with City Safes.