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Friday 3rd November 2017
Tips to Stay Safe When You Live Alone

There is a rising number of Australian’s who are choosing to live alone. Although it affords the feeling of empowerment and freedom, it can also mean that you need to change your safety plan as you are the only one responsible for the safety of your house, your assets and yourself.

You no longer have someone there to double check that you’ve locked up, or to mind the house whilst you are out and about. However, there are ways to ensure that you don’t get caught off guard by implementing proactive safety solutions around your household.

 Security Cameras

This is a way to have a ‘set of eyes’ on your house when you can’t physically be there. Security cameras constantly records the environment around your home. They allow you to survey the area, even when you aren’t physically present. It also is a major deterrent to burglars who may be targeting your home, as they don’t want to run the risk of being recorded.

 Motion Sensor Lights

This is another great way to upgrade the safety of your home. By including motion sensor lights at main entry points around your home, you can bring another major deterrence that will instil a sense of safety to your home. Motion lights are built to that at any sign of movement, the lights will flicker on. This can deter potential intruders, and also allow for your security cameras to gain clearer pictures in key entry areas.

Smart Doorbells

They are easy to install and have a number of benefits to homeowners. Smart doorbells give homeowners the ability to live stream the front door, and converse with whoever is at your front door with two-way communication. This allows you to virtually answer the door in the safety of your own home, and takes away potential confrontation. We would suggest that if you are not home and you answer your smart doorbell that you do not give the person at the door any indication that you are not at home.

Get Backup

Even though you live alone, it is always great to keep your friends or trusted neighbours in the loop. Make sure you keep them clued in on your regular routine, and if there are any disturbances to that routine. That way, if you are out of town for a period of time they will know if something isn’t quite right, and will be able to take action.

The most vital thing to remember when moving in alone is updating your security plan to best suit your needs. Ensure that you are protecting what’s important, and get advice from the team at ART security.

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