How To Upgrade Your Home Security In 2021

Without wanting to be pessimistic, we live in challenging times. There’s a lot of uncertainty in the air, which makes you feel worried about different things. As a result, your family’s safety has never been more important. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that your family is the most precious thing in your life. With that in mind, you should look ahead to 2021 with one eye on improving the safety of your family. Let’s explore a few different ways you can do this:

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Upgrade your home security

Start by upgrading the security in and around your home. If you have an old security alarm that doesn’t work; buy a new one! Install CCTV cameras, if you can afford them, warding off any outside threats. You could even implement a new layer of access control on your front door/front gate. Instead of just having a key and lock, you could have a key code or fob that people use to enter. It adds another layer of security, making it harder for people to break in. When you feel safe at home, life becomes much more peaceful. 

Keep track of each other through your smartphones

Okay, this sounds quite crazy, but it’s genuinely a wonderful way of making everyone feel more secure. With apps like Find My Friends, you can see where your family members are. This is very helpful if you’re waiting to pick up your child from school, but they take ages to come out. You start panicking and worrying where they might be, particularly when they don’t reply to messages. By flipping open an app, you can see where they are on a map. Suddenly, you realise they’re still in school, and your mind is at ease. When they eventually come out, they explain that they stayed behind to get help with something. 


This type of location sharing app is so beneficial for you and your family. It honestly puts you at ease, and it can keep people honest. Nobody can lie about where they’re going in case someone checks. Realistically, you won’t use the app every second of every day – only when you need to. 

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Bolster your internet security

We’ve dealt with home security, safety in the outside world, and now we need to look at internet safety. There are plenty of threats to your family in the online realm, with hackers being the main one. All it takes is one dodgy link to suddenly riddle your computer with a virus. Before you know it, your credit card details have been stolen, all because your child wanted to buy some FIFA points. As such, you really need to bolster your internet security to keep any threats at bay. Antivirus and firewall software are the bare minima; you need a proper system in place that protects you. 


With all these three things in your locker, your family will feel safe in 2021. As a parent, that’s all you can really ask for, isn’t it? If your family is safe and healthy, nothing else really matters.

Phillip Neho

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