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How to Keep Your Family and Home Safe

This is a sponsored post on behalf of UHS Window Tinting and Blinds. All thoughts and opinions are those of our own.

When you have kids, you cannot help but think of the worst possible outcome in every situation because you want to prepare for it in order to keep them safe. There are some situations where you cannot be there to protect them, but thankfully, there are a lot of other situations where you can. Your home is the perfect example. There have been so many break ins lately and it just got me thinking “What if it happens to us?” Of course, you cannot 100% make sure that it does not happen, but there are steps you can take to try to prevent it to the best of your ability. So, what can you do to keep your home and family safe?

Install an alarm system

Alarm systems are SO useful and important – they not only protect your family from intruders, but they do so much more than that. A secure life says that in addition to protecting your home and family from intruders, an alarm system also helps with protection from fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, and a lot more. Your alarm system company will typically give you stickers or signs to place on your exterior windows, doors, and in your yard in order to let potential intruders know that you have an alarm system. If you have these signs and stickers in place, most of the time intruders will stay clear, but if they take the chance, once your alarm system goes off, they are running away and you have protected your home and your family.

Motion sensor lights

Darkness is easier to hide in and it makes potential intruders feel comfortable since it is harder to be seen in the dark. Make them feel uncomfortable by adding sensor lights around the outside of your house. Think about it – when you turn on lights inside the house, people know you are home. If you have a light turn on when it notices someone at the front door, this gives you a hands free way of making someone think you are home and awake. There are lights that work with your other technology in your home – for example, Hive makes a light that turns on at designated times – you set your schedule and Hive will turn on and off automatically for you. This feature will deter people looking to intrude on your family’s home and it is an inexpensive addition to your home safety plan.

Get a dog

I know getting a dog is not for everyone because some have allergies and some just do not want the responsibility, but hear me out. Intruders have no idea how sweet and cuddly your dog is – all they hear is the bark and it scares them. To a stranger, your dog probably sounds mean and vicious when you are at the door, even if they are the sweetest pups you’ll ever meet! Since intruders do not know how nice or mean your dog is, once they hear a bark, they usually stay away – which is a great plus for you!

Install window treatments

If the intruders cannot see the inside of your home, they will not know if someone is home and on top of that, they will not know what you have or do not have. UHS Window Tinting and Blinds is Atlanta’s premier window tinting and blinds specialist, serving Marietta, Johns Creek, Roswell, Buford, Smyrna, Alpharetta, Canton, and many more locations around the Metro Atlanta area. There are many reasons to install window film, but some of them are to help excessive heat and cold, fading on your furnishings, to help your cooling and heating cost, to help with glare, to add privacy, and of course, to help with safety and security. For safety and security specifically, window films make windows harder to penetrate and also hold glass fragments together after impact. UHS Window Tinting and Blinds has served the Metro Atlanta area since 2003 and has worked hard to achieve fantastic ratings and reviews. With a five-star rating on, an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and many other accolades, you know that UHS Window Tinting and Blinds will take great care of you and your home needs.


Keeping up with your landscape is a great way to limit intruders, limit pests, and it also helps make your house and neighborhood look good, which helps increase your neighborhood sales. Don’t let intruders sneak around in overgrown bushes – it is easy (of course, to a certain extent) to keep up with your bushes, so do a little dirty work in exchange for a safer home!

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Do you have any other great tips for protecting your home and family? I would love to know in the comments below! Also, don’t forget to check out UHS Window Tinting and Blinds!

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Lynne B

Saturday 2nd of December 2017

If your neighborhood isn't tight-knit, light timers are a good idea. Motion sensor cameras are also something I've looked into. There are so many smart home products out there now to choose from.

Armando Rincon

Sunday 8th of October 2017

Having a communication network with your neighbors is also a fine idea, like what's-app group with your neighbors of your street or something.


Saturday 7th of October 2017

Yeah lots of break ins in the city where my inlaws are, one right behind their house where they broke in, had a gun, broke the guns jaw but was not in the newspaper at all prob because the crime rate in Saskatoon and in that area are so extremely high