5 Ways Single Moms Can Protect Their Homes
There's no denying it. Being a single mom isn't easy.
You're the sole nurturer, disciplinarian and resource for your children. You're also their chief protector.
With so much stress on your shoulders, you shouldn't have to worry about safeguarding your home as well. Today, we're sharing five ways single moms can protect their property and maintain their sense of calm.
Ready to dive in? Let's go!
1. Light Timers
You aren't home 24/7. Yet, with a light timer, you can make it look as though you are.
These are simple plug-in devices that connect to your home's electrical system. To deter would-be robbers, set yours to the "random" setting. This turns your indoor lights on and off at different times during the night and day at unexpected intervals.
This way, even if you're miles away, there's enough activity going on at your place to make it look occupied.
2. Watch Dogs
According to a recent survey of ex-burglars, CCTV camera systems are among the top deterrents when it comes to keeping thieves at bay. Something else they tend to steer clear of? Dogs!
Find a loyal watchdog that will protect your property as his own.
Some of the canine choices for a family include German Shepherds, Farm Collies, and Belgian Sheepdogs. Strong enough to take down an intruder but gentle around children, these breeds are family favorites.
3. Home Security Systems
Home security for single parents is a must. How elaborate you want to go is up to you. These systems range from simple alarms to those with all the bells and whistles, including:
- Glass break detectors
- Pressure mats
- Panic buttons
- Alarm screens
Consider your budget, then research your options. Keep in mind that many security systems can alert you of fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, and medical emergencies as well, making them well worth the investment.
4. Safe Social Media
Single mom security means being smart and on alert. This applies to every facet of your life, including your social media activity.
If you're on your own, don't write posts that share your address or inform others when you're away. If you go on vacation, wait until you're home to share pictures and updates. That way, no one knows that your home is sitting empty.
While it's common to share on a regular basis, ask yourself before each post, "Does this make me more vulnerable?" If you nod your head, then reconsider.
5. IP Cameras
Video surveillance security is one of the smartest investments you can make for your home and family.
Similar to the CCTV cameras you see in stores, these provide video on top of your existing internet network. You can choose to have your cameras hidden or keep them visible to deter thieves.
Put the cameras in your backyard, porch or storefront and capture any activity that passes by. Any time suspicious activity occurs, you'll receive a real-time alert on your smartphone so you can take immediate action.
Single Moms Can Protect and Provide
Single moms are a special and powerful group. Fiercely protective of their brood, they'll stop at nothing to keep their loved ones safe.
The good news? If you're raising children by yourself, there are more ways than ever before to keep your home safe. Now, single moms can protect, provide and prosper, all at the same time!
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