Home safety is an incredibly important topic. In fact, I don’t think there’s anyone who would want their home to be less safe. Of course, safety is dependent on a lot of factors, including where you live and whether you have any underlying health conditions, but it’s always better to err on the side of caution.
Generally, home safety can be divided into two groups – protecting your home from home intruders, and also making the inside of your home safer to minimalize the risk of injury. In this post we’ll explore the most common methods of making your home safer in both ways.
Slipping is something that can happen to literally anyone, regardless of their age or health, and it happens more often than you may think. While lots of people slip every day and walk away just fine, there is a very big chance of injury. You can break something, or even knock your head and do serious damage. That’s why non-slip bath mats are a good idea. Slipping is something that can be easily prevented, so if you’re looking for a way to lessen the chance of someone in your family getting hurt, it’s a good place to start.
If there are stairs anywhere in your house, you should definitely consider fitting railings to them, if you haven’t already. Of course, this isn’t always necessary for areas where there are just a few steps (unless someone in your home has a need for railings), but when it comes to staircases, it’s something you should keep in mind. People lose their balance all the time, so railings are an ideal way to help them with that. Plus, if someone does lose their balance, the railing will keep them from easily falling off of the stairs. Luckily, there are various stair railing ideas you can use, so you don’t need to sacrifice your style.
Panic buttons are a great way to make your home safer. There are also various kinds of panic buttons – some will alert a family member, while others will immediately alert a security company. Some panic buttons are mounted to the walls, while others can be worn around your neck, and you even get mobile panic buttons. Panic buttons make your home safer in more ways than one – they can be used to silently alert someone if there is an intruder in the house, and if it’s the type that can be worn around your neck, it can come in handy if someone has injured themselves and can’t reach their phone.
Burglar bars are ideal for keeping intruders out of your home. They’re also an extra safety precaution if you have young children, since you can open windows without worrying about them climbing or falling out. However, if the idea of burglar bars doesn’t appeal to you, you can always use security shutters. These are similar to burglar bars in the sense that they keep intruders out, but they can be raised and lowered with a remote, so you don’t need to have them up constantly.