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8 home security tips for the elderly

8 home security tips for the elderly

Spending the golden years of life safely and securely is the dream of every older person.

But the reality is quite different.

They often become even easier targets of the unsavoury types. For this reason, all grandparents, senior relatives and elderly fellows are strictly advised to proceed with various security measures to keep themselves safe and secure.

For this purpose, you will need to proceed with home security systems for the safety of your seniors and call the local at 1800 548 332 or click here to get a quote.

Home security tips for elderly people

Here are a few tips that seniors must consider if they want to keep themselves safe inside their homes.

1.    Keep the front curtains shut.

Open curtains are always a great opportunity for burglars. You can improve your security as well as privacy to keep the curtains shut. To keep an eye on intruders and thieves you can get security cameras installed.

If the curtains remained open, they could give an insight to the thieves on what the homeowner is doing and how they should proceed.

2.    Install the digital doorbell

If you are an active senior and spend maximum time out-and-about, you should have a digital doorbell so that you can immediately get notifications on your smartphone whenever someone presses the doorbell of your home.

It is also an intelligent solution for the people who cannot keep an eye on the front of their house all the time.

3.    Keep your home well-lit along with security lighting

A well-lit property always keeps the intruders away. It is no secret that these burglars often are looking for opportunities to get inside the house. Bright lights make them visible, so they avoid the risk of being spotted.

Considering the power of good lighting, you can keep yourself and your elderly relatives safe from the attacks of intruders.

If you want to know what kind of lighting will be suitable for your safety, you should immediately take the help of our electricians.

4.    Avoid leaving the keys in the accessible place

Most elderly people are habitual of keeping the keys on different parts of their homes, such as under the mats, in the flowerpots or any other easily accessible places. Unfortunately, many intruders are already aware of this bad habit of the elderly people, and they search these areas first.

So, it is very important to improve your safety habits and get better at hiding your keys.

5.    Remember the emergency numbers

Whenever an elderly person faces a problem, he often forgets emergency numbers. It is very important to have a detailed list of the emergency numbers for the immediate help of the safety experts whenever issues arise, such as electrical problems, gas leaks or entry of intruders to your home.

The most critical solution is when you face electrical issues, short circuits or electrical fires. At this stage, you should immediately call the team of local electricians for immediate help.

6.    Remove hazards around the house

If you have any elderly relatives or grandparents who are living alone and they are facing mobility problems, you should immediately proceed with various precautionary measures to prevent an injury or accident. Here are some tips that will help you in eliminating hazards around your house and prevent your values from getting injured.

Let’s have a look at some of the tips.

  • Install railings throughout the passage of the home, so that they can immediately take the help them while moving.
  • Replace the steps with ramps.
  • Ensure the use of no sleep mattress in the entrance of every room, including kitchen and bathroom.
  • Use a wheelchair when needed.

It is worth mentioning that appropriate lighting is very important when it comes to dealing with seniors who have mobility issues because in the presence of appropriate light, they will be able to carry out their daily tasks.

If you want to know what level of lighting arrangements is required and how to make it convenient for elderly people to switch on and off the lights, you should take the help of electricians.

The electricians at Live Services Group will not only guide you about what kind of lighting will be appropriate for your maximum visibility both day and night, but they will also tell you how much it will cost.

7.    Consider installing an alarm system

If you fully want to enjoy being in the home on your golden days, you must have an alarm as the fundamental gadget. It gives a direct warning to thieves that there is an excellent likelihood of anyone noticing/being informed of their actions if they want to steal anything from your home.

The fact is, you cannot stay alert day and night and even cannot remain in the home all the time because you want to spend some time outdoors.

The best solution is to keep your home protected by the alarm to avoid issues when you are out enjoying yourself.

8.    Proceed with CCTV installation

CCTV home security very effectively protects your property by keeping a strict eye on your neighbourhood as well as the front and back entrances of your home.

No matter how safe the place is, there is always a risk of criminal activities in your surroundings. Installation of a security system prevents you from becoming the victim of a home-related crime.

Studies show that 60% of burglars skip homes with camera systems and look for easier targets.

Looking to boost the security of the seniors? Call the LiVE Services Group!

It is a fact that the number of elderly Australians is increasing day by day, and the demand for providing them with a safe and secure place is also becoming the most important thing.

We at LiVE Services Group are super concerned with the safety and security of all the seniors.  Our team of experts is not only proficient in installing high-tech security options but can also help you with the setup of all kinds of electrical appliances and gadgets.

It is time to protect the home and live your life independently in your own house!

How can we help you? Find out by calling LiVe Services Group on 1800 548 332 or lodge a job online with us today.

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