Senior Citizen Home Security Tips

Many aging adults prefer to live out their years in their own homes.  Those that love and care for them want very much to accommodate their wishes, but also worry for them.  There could be unsafe situations inside their residences and burglars could consider their homes simple challenges.

If you’re helping to care for an older relative or friend and are concerned about their security and safety, here are some tips to keep them safe (and ease your worry):

•    Streamline and Simplify:  safeguarding a senior’s home is of utmost priority.   Technology provides a range of advanced locks and security systems, but many seniors dislike sophisticated technology – they want something simple and easily understandable.  Fortunately, there are digitized locks, card entry systems, and other methods a senior could easily comprehend, many of which could effortlessly replace cumbersome keys.  Others with remote access could also assist with entry.

•    Install Security Cameras:  security cameras placed along main entrances and perimeters offer views of all who come and go.  Internal cameras also allow views of caretakers and workers.  Cameras, thus, help prevent theft and harm issues and also solve them should they arise.

•    Purchase Personal Alarms:  all seniors should have a personal alarm in the event they fall or suffer a medical emergency, especially those who live alone.  These alarms either contact emergency services, a personal contact, or both.

•    Install a Video Doorbell:  video doorbells let seniors view and communicate with visitors through the locked door without ever having to open it.

•    Mount Carbon Monoxide Detectors and Smoke Alarms:  these alarms alert seniors to the dangers of fire and high carbon monoxide levels (check batteries regularly and replace after ten years).

•    Reinforce Windows:  burglars like to access homes through ground windows.  Make sure sturdy locks hold windows and patio / deck doors shut.

•    Mount Bright Outside Lighting:  burglars enjoy moving about under night’s darkness.  Bright outdoor lighting, such as motion-activated lights, deter and fend off burglars.

The best tip, however, is to contact a professional locksmith.

Contact a Professional Locksmith

A professional locksmith would be the most helpful and insightful individual with whom you could discuss your senior’s safety.  A professional locksmith could install the aforementioned streamlined security system and other advanced security measures.  They could also review these tips and make even more helpful suggestions, both for your senior and you.  In essence, they will give you and your senior peace of mind.

KR Locksmith

KR Locksmith (“KR”) is a family-owned, professional locksmith Charlotte NC that serves Charlotte and the surrounding area.  Its team of highly trained professionals have over fifteen years of experience in commercial and home services.  It is proud of its top reputation.

Should you have any concerns about a senior or yourself, contact KR Locksmith today.  Your confidence, privacy, and security are KR’s top concerns.

KR is also an expert auto locksmith in Charlotte NC that offers emergency lockout response services.  If you need immediate assistance, any time, day or night, call (980)333-8238, and it will send out a locksmith to assist.

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