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They say “there is no place like home”. This is owing to comfort it provides as a sanctuary. But in our efforts to choose the right shade of colour… Italian designer furniture… modular kitchen, and the likes, we often overlook safeguarding this cocoon of ours.

Did You Know: It could be disaster in waiting if your home’s safety is not addressed. Ensure that your safe haven remains safe with best practices.

 Keeping intruders at bay and protect your home from risk of break-ins

We take great care to keep our house pest free. Yet we don’t take the same amount of efforts to keep check on unexpected guests.

Here are a few simple steps you can take to keep your home “intruder-free”:

Invest in additional safety equipment

A simple yet very effective tip is to have a good peephole and door safety chain. An upgrade to that would be wireless video doorbell which conveniently allows you to take a look at the unknown visitor in a monitor inside your home.

Buy best-in-class locks

They say a chain is as strong as the weakest link. Similarly, a house would be as secure as the lock guarding it. Invest in some good quality locking systems.

Set up robust safety grills

Statistics have shown that most forced entries take place from an unsecured window or secondary door. Hence, securing them is very important. Don’t mount grills on window frames, but fix them in with cement.

Maintain high vigilance

If you live in a building or a gated neighbourhood, setting up a neighbourhood watch can be a good detriment for burglars.

Avoiding accidents away, and protecting your valuable home from getting damaged

A few precautionary measures can go a long way in preventing accidents or minimising their impact on your home.

Here are some best practices you can adopt to avoid any accidents that may damage your home:

Run maintenance checks

We love our modern-day electricity-hungry appliances, gadgets and gizmos, and we can’t imagine a single day without them. At the same time, we should remember that safety is very important when it comes to electric systems, and appliances. To start off, get an electrician to assess the health of all wirings, and outlets. Any electrical issue should be dealt on priority basis.

Child-proof your house

Keep any electrical appliances, sharp objects, and dangerous chemicals like cleaning fluids, and medicines at a safe distance from children, and pets.

Have a contingency kit

Invest in a good fire extinguisher, and make sure it is in good order.

Ensure gas safety

If you use a LPG cylinder, follow safety precautions by switching it off at night and changing the pipe regularly.

As the old adage goes, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Follow these simple steps and make your “Home Sweet Home” a “Home Safe Home” too!

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