Creating a  safe living environment for your family

February 26, 2014 Off By Laura TMOT
There is no two ways about it, the modern working mother has her work cut out. From raising and nurturing children to holding down a regular job, the typical day is packed full with time-consuming chores that would weaken the resolve of lesser beings. Single working mothers’ face an even more difficult challenge, however, as they must also carry these burdens without the immediate support of a partner or loved one. On top of this, there are also a number of additional considerations that can complicate the course of a working day!

How to Create a Secure Living Environment for your Family

Securing the home is one such consideration, as single mothers’ have a responsibility to safeguard the property and their children. Consider the following steps towards achieving these united goals: –

1.       Invest in Secure External Doors and Windows

Safety starts with securing your external doors and windows, as these often serve as the entry points for potential thieves. Not only must these fittings be functional and provide an adequate barrier between the outside and the inside, but they must also be visually striking and capable of deterring anyone who intends to offer a threat. Modern manufacturers have also managed to develop a range of household and garage doors that are both stylish and functional, so this means that you can create a secure environment without compromising on the look of your interior.

2.       Ensure that your Home is Properly Alarmed

On the subject deterrents, it is also important that your home is adequately alarmed. Once again, the alarm that you choose must be functional and also visible from the outside, as this will guarantee that it provides the most effective protection. The majority of thieves are opportunists, who are likely to target homes that appear to be either unattended or unsecured. By selecting and fitting your choice of wireless alarms and security systems, you can deter the vast majority of potential burglars and protect yourself should an individual cross the threshold of your home.

3.       Create a Culture of Awareness and Safety

When it comes to safety and home security, the simple steps are often the most effective. After all, there is little point in purchasing new exterior doors or investing in a sophisticated alarm system if fellow residents leave entrances unlocked and fail to respect the integrity of your home. As a single parent and head of the household, it is therefore crucial that you create a culture of awareness and safety within the home, which in turn will encourage others to lock doors, close windows and remain vigilant at all times.

Victoria Harrison is a mother of three and ‘home zoo’ manager; when she isn’t surrounded by kids and animals she writes for online audiences on a range of topics. Passionate about her home and family, she aims to share her knowledge and experiences and make a few friends along the way.

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