Our homes have the potential to be very dangerous places, which is why we have to take the necessary action to protect them and the people inside them. Whether you live alone or with your family, you will want the place that you call home to be a relaxing, comfortable and of course a safe place to live so it’s up to you to make it so. If you have children in your home, there will be even further need to install safety equipment and measures all throughout your home. Here are five of the most effective ways to make your home that much safer for you and your family.

1. Install safety fencing around the pool

If you are lucky enough to have a swimming pool on your property it is your responsibility to keep it safe and protected, ideally using safety fencing. This will act as safety barriers to prevent people from falling, particularly young children who don’t know how to swim. Fencing can also have an integrated locking system so that unwanted visitors don’t enter at their own accord. Another effective use of safety fencing is to create a barrier around the entire property to make it that much harder for intruders to enter.

2. Get electrical wiring and appliances tested regularly

Electricity is powerful and dangerous when not installed properly so make sure a licensed electrician installs your wiring and have all electrical appliances tested and tagged on a regular basis.

3. Use a non-slip surface or mat in the shower and bath

Slipping in the shower or bath is a common household injury and a non-slip mat will take good care of this problem.

4. Install a stair gate if you have young children

Anyone with young children will know that a number of additional safety measures need to be installed and this will include safety barrier such as a stair gate installed at the top of any stairs.

5. Use an alarm system to deter intruders

An alarm is the most effective safety measure against burglars and intruders as they won’t risk breaking in and setting off an alarm.