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by Dianna Ranere

Security Tips For The Single Mom

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Whether you like it or not, being a single mother puts you at risk for crime. Being the sole adult in the house may make you seem vulnerable to burglars. The good news is that there are many ways to safeguard your home and loved ones, so you don’t have to be a victim of crime frequently. 

PLACE ALARMS AND MOTION SENSOR LIGHTS 

Motion detection is a component of some of the top home security systems. A single-family home’s front and back floodlights can alert you to motion in the yard, and an internal motion-sensor alarm can sound if someone is sneaking via the corridor. You can get an intercom condo if you live somewhere with shared access too.

PUT A DOORBELL CAMERA TO USE 

Opening a door without knowing who is outside is pointless. You can see everything around you with doorbell cameras, even if someone is hiding right next to your door. 

SECURE YOUR PROPERTY 

The greatest method to safeguard you and your children is occasionally to get back to the fundamentals. When purchasing a new house, update the locks, and if renting a property, confirm that the landlord has done the same. Invest in new window locks and alarms as well. If someone cuts or destroys your window to get inside, glass-shatter alarms will go off.

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REMAIN SECURE ON SOCIAL MEDIA 

Keep your status as the lone adult in the house a secret. Make sure your social media accounts are hidden so that others cannot discover where you reside or the fact that you are living there by yourself with your children. Think twice before checking in on social media; do people really need to be following your every move? 

WRITE A FIRST NAME IN THE MAILBOX 

The specifics provide some of the best techniques for preventing break-ins. Use your first initial and last name instead of your full name if you have a call box or public mailbox at your home. This draws less attention to a mother raising her children alone.

CHANGE UP YOUR ROUTINE

Try to avoid taking the same route at the same time if you go running or run the same errands every week. This makes it more difficult for someone to follow you back to your house after tracking your movements. 

STORE A STUN FLASHLIGHT IN YOUR HOME 

Numerous self-defense tools are legal in all 50 states and convenient to have on your nightstand. A pepper spray or stun gun with an LED flashlight is a useful item to keep on hand for home defense. These instruments can be kept out of children’s reach while still being accessible to you by being stored in a biometric safe with a quick opening.

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LOOK FOR A RELIABLE NEIGHBOR 

It’s wise for your kids to have a safe location to go close by in case you can’t make it home in time or they get locked out. Find at least one dependable neighbor you can trust to monitor your children until you return home. Additionally, while you’re away, your neighbors can watch over your property and warn you of any strange characters that approach too closely.