Thursday, November 3, 2016

Keeping Safe As A Single Parent

If you're a single Mom is can be especially intimidating to stay in the house by yourself. You may be terrified of intruders or frightened of being burgled while you're asleep. While you can't stop people in the world causing upset and being generally awful, you can make yourself and your child feel a little bit safer. Jot the following tips down and get the ball rolling with most of them. The more you do now, the safer you'll be in the future.

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Install timed lights

These are a genius idea and will trick people into think that there is someone home when there isn't. As a single Mom, you may well be out of the house with your little one a lot of the time, leaving your home empty and vulnerable. If your house looks like it is occupied it will almost certainly deter unwanted visitors. You can set the timed lights to go off and on whenever you choose and use energy saving light bulbs so as not to be wasteful.

Buy a furry friend

No only will a dog act as a wonderful companion to you and your little family; it will also potentially guard you against danger. Small dogs make for great guard dogs as they often have loud barks. Bigger dogs can be trained to attack in times of trouble. Do your research and make sure whatever dog you choose is happy to be around small children.

Invest in home security

A good, reliable and discreet home security system will give you peace of mind and can be relied upon. Alarm Reviews the Vivint security system and the results are fantastic. Camera doorbells are a truly something worth considering and Smartphone apps make using new systems super easy. Always pay a little bit extra when it comes to investing in a security system. At the end of the day, if someone does break into your house, you'll end up paying a fortune in damages. Avoid this at all costs and plow your money into a system that will do its job properly.

Don't overshare on social media

With social media such a domineering presence in today's culture, it's often easy to forget that someone you don't know might be watching what you say in it. If you are going out of town and leaving your house empty, do not publish that news on Facebook or Instagram. Keep details of where you are at any one time private and turn off the location services on your phone.

The main thing to remember when you are alone in a house and raising a child is to not take unnecessary risks. Play it safe and keep your doors locked properly when you are at home; even if you live in a safe neighborhood. It's just not worth taking the risk! Keep in contact with close friend and family and if you're feeling concerned at all, just pick up the phone and call them. They'll be pleased to hear that you are safe.

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