If you do not have the money or the all around need for a panic room, then why not just settle for a panic button? These buttons can be installed anywhere in your home and will alarm the authorities when pressed. If you find yourself in a hostage situation, this is a great tool to have around.
Increase your voluntary excess. This is one of the best ways to reduce your long-term premiums significantly. As a word of caution, it will also increase your out-of-pocket expense if you need to make a claim. So if your home experiences minor damage, it might be wiser to repair your home using funds from your personal savings. However, even if you have to file a claim or two after increasing your voluntary excess, it is still possible that your out-of-pocket expense would be lower than if the voluntary excess had remained unchanged.
Being in great terms with your neighbors may save your valuable life. You don’t need to be so attached to them that they stay on a daily basis but you must always avoid entering into fights with your neighbors considering the fact that they may be the only ones who could help you should you call for help. Don’t irritate them by being boisterous all the time, so that when you do make some noise, they will instantly know something is wrong.
Yes it can be a drain on your electrical energy, but keeping your backyard lights open could dissuade criminals. Cover the lights with a shielding case if possible in order that the robber won’t be able to easily break them. If you think about it, the electricity fee is very marginal if you make it a habit to turn off the garden lighting fixtures in the crack of dawn. What matters is you’re relatively safer at nighttime if the backyard lighting fixtures are turned on. Intruders do not want to attract attention, and they normally hate being under bright light while they are trying to sneak in.
A surprising number of people attempt to barricade themselves into their bedrooms. They try to move the bed, the dresser, the chest-of-drawers, or whatever is heavy, in front of the door. Again, this response gives you and your spouse a measure of protection, but not the rest of the family. By the way, have your ever tried to move bedroom furniture, as heavy and bulky as it is, at 2:00 in the morning?
Have you considered the effect of the lighting? Something as simple as quality lighting can be a great Home Security tool in an apartment. Setting up light timers will keep thieves guessing as they figure the odds of taking a stab at your apartment or moving on down the lane. All it takes is a bit of doubt for you to gain the edge in this battle of wits.
She to this day has not been lucky in love unfortunately, but she was lucky in other areas. One Friday night when she was at our Grandparent’s, a bullet came right through her bedroom window and it ended up inside her stereo. This was probably the luckiest day of her life as she could have been standing there!
Make sure all the connections on your doors and windows are secure and tight. Connections that aren’t tight can produce an alarm by causing a break in the electrical circuit.