martes, 10 de marzo de 2015

Safety Tips For Living Alone

Safety Tips For Living Alone

If you live on your own, you need to rely more on yourself for everything. You may love the solitude of being alone in your own home, but you may also be a little worried about the threat of intruders or other criminals.  However there are some basic steps you can take to protect yourself.
  1. Pay Attention to Your Surroundings - The best thing you can do is learn how to watch your own surroundings. When you’re more aware of your neighborhood and even your neighbors, you’re more likely to notice if something is out of place or a potential problem. Look around as you enter and exit your home. Pay attention to the little details, and listen to your gut if something ever seems a little off.

  1. Lock Your Home – It’s easy to walk out and leave the front door unlocked for convenience, but this invites people who are looking for an easy target. Keep your home safe from burglars by taking the time to lock doors and windows before you leave. If you like having the windows open when the weather is nice, then get special locks that prevent the window from opening beyond a certain point. You can also consider upgrading to better locks for exterior doors to improve your home security.

  1. Take Care Of Personal Information – Don’t list your full name on mailboxes or buzzers, only your last name and first initial. Don’t toss junk mail in the trash, particularly if it’s a pre-approved credit offer. Take the time to shred anything that has your name, address or other personal information on it. Leave your Social Security card in a lockbox rather than carrying it in your wallet and be cautious about sharing this information.

  1. Be A Less Desirable Target – Thieves are looking for the easy mark, but they’re also looking for a large payday. In addition to keeping the doors and windows locked, you should also be cautious about where you leave valuable items. Expensive power tools sitting in plain sight within an open garage are tempting. A new computer system within easy view of a window may make your home look like a good target. When storing your valuables, make sure they’re not in plain sight of people walking by on the street or delivery people.

  1. Have Someone Protect Your Back – Perhaps the best way to protect yourself is to have someone watching your back. While you may not have other people in the home to call for help if needed, you can have an entire team of people monitoring the home remotely. Consider a NEXUS Home Security system as someone protecting your back, seven days a week, 24 hours per day.

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