We hope that the title of this post intrigues and excites our readers, versus scaring them. There can be a negative connotation around safety, because everyone thinks of the catalysts for needing it. Yes, you should be aware of prowlers and other home intrusions – but that should be seen as common sense, versus something to constantly be scared of. Either way, the best way to arm yourself is with knowledge and the RW Steel teamnever has a shortage of that. We take great pride that we do in reinforcing the structure of your home, so you better believe we’re here to help you take care of your home. Here are our tips – all very timeless – to ensure that you’re safe and comfortable.
Take a look at alarm systems. They used to be seen as a nice-to-have, for those with large houses or those with money. But we believe that everyone has something of value in their home, people included, and an alarm system or security device can take a load of stress off of your mind, simply asking you to press a few buttons in the morning and the evening. Living in 2020 and beyond, technology has driven new functionalities that link to your phone and can even do things like turn on your car, so it’s basically the best of both worlds – you’re lazy and productive at the same time!
Be diligent about knowing your home. We’re not just talking about the number of windows, doors and bedrooms. Or even where you keep your valuables. It’s smart to know small things like the darkest parts of the yard or gaps in your fence where someone could easily access the property. For parents of teenagers, this is a double win, as you’ll be able to stop any would-be suitors from sneaking in.
Educate everyone in your home and have protocols ready. Again, not a cause for alarm. Repeat after us – readiness. It doesn’t need to be an every week activity, but if you set aside an afternoon with everyone in your household to talk through what to do in different sorts of situations, you’ll rest easier and hopefully, so will they. Examples include a break-in, someone stopping them on the street and even natural disasters like a fire or a flood. These are great skills that everyone should have no matter what, so you’re really quite ahead of the game.
Ask any expert any question. There is zero shame whatsoever in having questions about how to handle safety protocols. Its why security is a booming business globally, and why the experts are trained to make your lives easier. Heads up – they love this stuff, just like we love reinforcing the structure of your home. Between all of us, you should feel knowledgeable, safe and comfortable. Not sure where to start? We’re right here and always will be. Questions, emails, you name it – the RW Steel team are your partners-in-crime.