Safety Tips For Living Alone

Having to be independent is something that is either thrust onto someone based on a certain set of circumstances or is a choice made from the start. In either case when you only have yourself to rely on it can make certain things more challenging and require more consideration and planning.

Living alone means having to do everything by yourself (which is completely fine) but it can also mean sometimes overlooking things. Here are some important safety tips if you live an independent lifestyle:

Get Possible Security Risks Fixed
Before you unpack the first moving box, walk around your new apartment or home and look for security risks. Does the deadbolt work? Are lights functioning in and outside of your apartment, especially in parking lots or garages? Do doors and windows shut and lock properly? If you discover a possible security problem, insist the landlord fix it immediately. If you’re a first time homeowner, keep in mind that you no longer have a landlord to rely on; you have to take responsibility for your safety. Identify security threats and get them rectified immediately.

Report Suspicious Activity
Living by yourself means you must be especially aware of your surroundings and trust your gut. If a person makes you feel uncomfortable or you witness a suspicious situation, don’t hesitate to call the police. You may also want to alert your neighbours and inform your landlord.

Get a Monitored Home Security System
A home security system is a great deterrent to would-be burglars. In fact, the research out of the University of North Carolina, funded by the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation (AIREF), under the auspices of the Electronic Security Association (ESA), reveals 84 percent of burglars said if they were confronted with a home security system they would not attack the home. Even if you live in a low-crime area, you’ll rest easier at night knowing your abode is protected by a monitored home security system.”

At Security Connection your Ottawa home security specialist, we ensure that all of our clients feel as safe in their homes as they should. There’s a perfect system to meet your specific needs, so contact us and we can help you get safer today!