Women's Safety at Home

Women's Safety at Home

Here are a few things you may not have thought of regarding your safety and security at home.

When moving into a new home, check your smoke detector for a hidden camera. Your landlord could be spying on you. Make sure the locks on your doors and windows work properly and re-key locks.

Keep your doors locked at all times and your curtains or shades drawn at night or early evening. Set lights on timers when you are out at night and consider a home security system

It may sound like common sense, but don't open the door unless you know who's there. If you don't have a peephole, get one. If you communicate via intercom, it may be worth your while to get one with a camera or perhaps one of those smart doorbells. Then you’ll know who’s at your door before they ring the bell.

Never let strangers into your home, especially if nobody else is around. If a stranger comes to your door, ask them for ID and deal with them at your doorway, where you can be seen by other people.

If you have strangers by your home whether they be construction workers or just the local pool man, be sure to also ask for copies of their ID’s. Don’t forget to ask the same of the subcontractors. A rotten apple on the team may just think twice and may decide not to share information on your home or neighbourhood.