Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Ensuring Home Security For Senior Citizens

When you are living with senior citizens, making sure your home is safe and secure becomes a non-negotiable matter. No matter how they want to defend themselves from burglars, they may not be as strong as they once were. In addition to this, they may encounter accidents when left on their own. To worry not about these things while you are away, implement the following measures inside the house.


  1. Install sturdy hand rails by the walls of each room. It would be good to clear the walls  and the hallways of stuffs that can impede them from walking with ease.
  2. Replace faulty door knobs. Promote double security by installing deadbolts and metal bars from the inside.
  3. Post a copy of emergency numbers and your mobile number by the telephone stand and each part of the house that is very visible to them.
  4. To keep unwanted guests from getting in the house with ease, install a video intercom system that allows your folks to identify first the person by the threshold before they open the door.
  5. It is best to match the intercom system with an alarm system that is highly sensitive to motion. Burglars can be very skillful in moving quietly into the house. Thus, having a means to track their every move is useful. To alarm the neighborhood of the evil happening in your folks' house, choose one that sounds like the sirens of police cars.
  6. Be mindful of the settings of the water heater in the bathroom. Adjust it to a lower stat to keep them from getting scalded. 
  7. Submit to the local police their house address and home phone number for easy communication in times of trouble. Submit too some personal information about your folks and the people they are with like may be their caregiver.


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