Today, many single women live alone and even own their own homes. However,
criminals may specifically target single women because they believe them
to be easy prey. A smart, well-prepared woman can prove the criminals
wrong by taking steps to ensure that she is
safe and secure at home. The tips below can help single women, or anyone who lives alone, feel
safe and avoid exposing themselves to preventable dangers.
Be Careful When Entering or Exiting
Many women are
vigilant and careful
when walking in areas such as parking garages, especially late at night.
However, they may let their guard down as soon as they have parked in
front of their home or in their garages. Always be alert, and monitor
your surroundings carefully both when you leave for work in the morning
and when you return home at night. Install automatic motion-sensor lights
on your porch and inside your garage to deter criminals from loitering.
Install Secure Access Control
To make your home as secure as possible against breaking and entering,
have a professional locksmith install high-security locks on all your
doors, with chains and deadbolts for extra protection. Also, consider
having a keyless entry system installed on the door you use most often;
this can help you enter your home quickly after dark without having to
fumble in your purse for your keys.
Store Firearms in a Gun Safe
Many single women choose to keep a handgun in the house for personal safety
and defense against home invaders. You should keep your handgun hidden
in a secure location where you can quickly access it in case of an emergency,
but you should store larger firearms, such as hunting rifles, in a gun
safe. This will prevent any criminal who may gain access to your home
from using these larger weapons against you.
At Armstrong Lock & Security Inc, we are
professional locksmiths and home security specialists. We can install CCTV systems, gun safes, and much more. For more information
on securing your Orlando home, call us at (407) 434-0181.