Security in house construction can be divided into the active areas, such as fire protection, lightning protection, child safety and burglary protection, and the passive measures for safety through the conclusion of insurance from building insurance to fire insurance. Living OffGrid also means you need to have a higher border security on your property than in the city. Wild boars, bears, cows, elephants, penguins, depending on your location you want to keep out all sorts of wildlife that may be either big enough to cause damage or is just generally aggressive and dangerous. This may not only apply to animals. The further off you are the more easy target you might present to burglars.
It is true that material damage after a burglary is generally covered by household contents insurance. The psychological consequences, on the other hand, must be processed by the victims of the criminals alone. For many, the feeling of security in their own home is permanently impaired, and quite a few move after a burglary. Simple and manageable technical solutions can sustainably increase safety in your home. In particular, it is important to secure the typical burglary points. House and terrace doors, windows on the ground floor and easily accessible doors and windows upstairs. Mechanical security measures provide useful protection, as they provide a certain resistance to the perpetrator and thus perhaps prevent the burglary. In addition, alarm systems can increase your protection. By reporting, they increase the chances of detecting burglars or prevent the risk of running into the arms of perpetrators. Security systems with an acoustic sensor, for example, trigger an alarm before the perpetrators enter the house or apartment. Thus, the material damage is limited. The combination of these security measures provides effective protection.
Vault or safe
Vault or safe as insurance.When you leave your apartment, you should at least feel that all valuables are securely locked. In this context, the safe can also be imagined as a kind of insurance. If everything is well finished, you will also have a better feeling while you are out of the house.
A safe can safely store important documents, weapons, gold coins, and the like. It would simply be irresponsible if such objects and documents were not properly protected.
You don’t necessarily have to buy a safe in the classic vault design. There are also discreet safes that can be installed directly into the wall. These safes do not harm the design of the house or apartment. For privacy it is also more pleasant if the vault is a bit hidden.
Buyers should pay attention to its degree of resistance when selecting a safe.
Keep House and yard well illuminated.
At the entrance to the house, on the facade, in the garden or on paths around the house, light increases safety – and in several respects: lamps facilitate orientation and avoid missteps. At the same time, bright conditions can help deter burglars. After all, the perpetrators like to use the protection of darkness. There are various options for increased burglary protection with the appropriate outdoor lighting. For example, residents can simulate their presence with timers or automated light control, even when no one is at home. In the case of large and difficult-to-see plots, loopholes can be prevented by lighting facades and hedges with wide-beaming headlights. In addition, all access roads, stairs and the entrance area should be illuminated.
With rising temperatures, the big crawling starts in many houses and apartments – insects can enter the house through the open windows. This is annoying, and insect bites can be a real danger for allergy sufferers. Once they are in the house, the small animals can be combated with insect repellent sprays. However, this brings poison and chemistry into one’s own four walls. Home remedies such as sage, lavender, spice laurel, lemongrass, bergamot and other plants and spices, the smell of which is unpleasant for many insects, also promise improvement.
Insect protection slopes provide a reliable remedy, letting in light and air almost unhindered, but fluttering and crawling reliably block access. In the long run, this method is not only effective, but also sustainable and ecologically meaningful.
Many burn victims are surprised by the flames in their sleep. What is particularly fatal is that our sense of smell also rests at night and we therefore notice the smoke too late. The vast majority of deaths from fire, around 95 per cent, are caused by toxic smoke. When purchasing, you should always pay attention to quality checks, a high-quality battery with a lifespan of up to ten years, and a self-warning function when performance is weakening. Further details on this subject can be found in the fire protection section.