4 Safety Tips for Living Alone

Posted on February 17, 2016 by Jack Harding

Whether you’re living alone, or simply spend a lot of your time at home alone, you want to make sure you feel safe and secure in your everyday life. Knowing that each bump in the night could startle you, you want to give yourself piece of mind, and the comfort of knowing that you’ve done all you can to keep yourself safe.

1. Get A Bar for ANY Sliding Windows or Door

These can either be ones that make a sound when dislodged, or one to merely keep the door closed. If you have a bar in your sliding windows and doors, no matter how hard someone tries to slide the door, they can’t get in. They’d have to break the window and make a lot of ¬†noise- detouring most common intruders, and giving you time to call the proper authorities.

2. Social Media

This may seem like a no-brainer, but avoid talking about how you’re not home, or that you’re home alone. Things like “Another night in home with the cat” can attract thieves and intruders who know you’re home alone by yourself.

3. Use a Car Alarm or Air Horn

If you have a car, sounding your car alarm from bed when you think someone is trying to break in may be enough to scare them off. Similarly, sounding an air horn from an open window will be enough to alert neighbours, and scare anyone looking to escape unnoticed.

4. Locks

You may think that your regular locks are enough, but by adding additional safety proofing locks that help keep doors secure, and can’t be broken¬†are the added piece of security that can keep the intruders from getting to you, giving you enough time to get to safety or call the police.

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