The Newly Single Person’s Guide to Home Security in Boston
It’s sad but true: breakups happen. Sometimes breakups are amicable, and former partners go their merry way with no drama or heartache. Other breakups aren’t quite as smooth. Ending a relationship can leave you in a place where you’re not feeling entirely safe and secure.
This can be especially true if you used to share a residence with your partner. It’s hard to sleep soundly at night if you’re worried about your safety. There are pro-active steps you can take to make your home safer and more secure.
Here’s what you need to do:
Give Yourself Permission To Take Your Safety Seriously
If you’re worried – even just a little nervous – about your safety after a breakup, take that concern seriously. You have every right to take care of yourself. Doing so is not a judgment on yourself or your former partner. Every step you take to increase your security makes you safer in general: you’re also protecting yourself from random criminals and threats.
Security experts agree wholeheartedly. Acting to protect yourself is in your best self interest. It doesn’t matter if a former partner was never violent or threatening – or wasn’t so until the break up happened. You have the right to keep yourself, your children, your pets and your possessions safe.
Changing The Locks
Have the locks changed on every entranceway to your home. Your Locksmith will be able to change your locks. Then you will have the only set of keys to the residence. (It’s always a good idea to keep an extra set at work or with a trusted friend.) You won’t have to worry about who has been in your home while you were away. Don’t forget about the garage door, as well as any storage buildings, barns, or sheds.
You may want to add another level of security to your home by having your locksmith install additional locks in your home. Deadbolts, keyed entry locks, and other lock options make it harder for anyone to break into your home. This provides extra peace of mind.
Home Security Systems
After a breakup, you may be worried about what your ex-partner does to your home while you’re away. A person who might not ever confront you directly may feel differently about sneaking into the house and trashing all of your things. Protect your home and your possessions with a home security system. 24/7 protection keeps an eye on your home when you’re not there! And when you are home, that home security system does more than protect your things: it helps keep you safe.
When choosing a home security system and service, make a point of doing business with a company that specializes in home security. There’s a trend right now for home security services to be offered by cable and internet providers. Think about how often the cable goes out. Do you really want your home’s security provided by the people who can’t keep the TV from freezing up?
Taking steps to preserve your safety after a breakup is a smart decision. It doesn’t matter if you’re male or female, young or old: everyone has the right to safety and security within their home.