As I visit lots of houses I often wonder if some houses have too much security.
I see lots of houses with roller shutters or even steel gratings over the windows like these.
Quite often when I ring the bell the owner seems to spend ages unlocking the various locks and bolt on the front door.
Yes they are keeping people out . . . . . but what happens if there is a fire in the house?
In a typical year around 70 People die in Home fires in Australia.
So before you put more security in your house . . . .Think about how you would get out in a fire!
Here are some thoughts about making sure you keep safe:
- Although I typically have two locks on my doors I only lock the deadbolt when I am going out.
- If you do want to lock the deadbolt while you are inside always leave a set of keys where it is easily accessible in an emergency.
- Think about how you would escape through the window if you couldn’t get to the door. I would be able to smash a window and get out . . . But would shutters or bars lock you in, with the flames!