Here are some great tips to ensure you and your family’s safety while at home.
Know your neighbors. In todays’ society, we have become less connected. The understanding of who’s who in your neighborhood is very important. “I watch your property, you watch mine.”
Just bought a new house or have new rental? Make sure the locks have been changed. You have no idea who has a spare key.
Never leave a note for a mail carrier, UPS, FedEx etc., that you are not home.
Well lite homes and properties are less likely to be broken into.
When it comes to service workers, do not let them in when you are not home. Be sure not to shut yourself off from exits, and have your phone handy when servicemen are in your home. Be sure to let someone know when they come and when they leave.
If you do not have solid doors or reinforced locks you may want to look into them.
If you are on a very regular schedule of when you come and go, just be aware that you are predictable. You may not be able to change that but being aware is a good place to start.
Dogs, large shoes outside your doors, outdoor lighting, house alarms, firearms and escape plans for the entire family should also be considered.
Take a basic
The last tip today is to take a short term basic self-defense course. While you do not have to be a black belt to defend yourself, you do need to learn and master a few basic striking and self -defense techniques so you have some tools to use to fight in case you ever have to.
These are just a few tips. I hope you find them helpful and share with your loved ones!