Have you checked the news lately?

There has been an increase in the crime rate this week. What are you going to do about that? Hide behind a tree when a threat comes knocking at your place? No. That’s not how to maintain a secure lifestyle. Here are 5 ways you can secure yourself as well as your family.

#1. Internet, for sure!

Connect your home security to your mobiles via internet and keep a check at it whenever you want – no matter how far away you might be from home. Moreover, if someone tries to get in and jams all the phone lines you can always use Viber, WhatsApp and Skype etc. to contact the outside world. You can opt for a bundle deal given the provider offers the required phone set up as well as a good internet connection in quite an affordable price. A helpful hint for the very action is to just search for different spectrum internet packages. Check them all up with a bird’s eyes view – you could make it easier by searching on as well – compare the hell out of it!

#2. Phone Connection

You need a good phone connection that won’t die on you when you need it the most. A wireless phone set that has a backup which lets you use it even if there’s a blackout and whatnot. You need something as good as that to rest assured while watching TV.

#3. Home Security

Update your home security by changing the DIY set up to a professional one. A professional home security would actually take it seriously and would already know the things you might lack behind at. Plus, it’s their reputation on line versus a common man’s DIY – who do you think would do better? Someone who lives off doing this or someone who just thinks they can save money? It’s the prior – the latter might suffer at the hands of fate for not being good enough in the case of a robbery.

#4. A Planned Safe Hack

Make a plan with your family. Think of a safe word or a safe line to alert everyone. For instance, there’s a bar or a restaurant I don’t remember the name of that has a whole menu filled with safe lines for women. In case their tinder dates turn out to be creepy or uncomfortable the whole staff makes sure the women are helped and escorted to an Uber safely depending on the type of statement they might use.

Likewise, derive words and statements. Moreover, decide a safe haven among yourselves. A place where you all should gather to hide from the threat whoever it might be. Oh and most importantly – don’t discuss this with anyone outside the family. Not Uncle Joe, not Michael, not anyone! This is your safety plan and only you and your family should know it – everyone else is a threat!

#5. Charged Mobiles

Keep your mobiles close and their batteries charged! Don’t just depend on your phone set – keep all your options open. In case one thing isn’t available the other would be. Plus, make a habit of taking your mobile everywhere you go. It’s essential!

In short, be observant and vigilant of your surroundings and the people you meet on everyday basis. Mostly it’s the people who are closest to us who end up ruining our trust. The only people you need to trust is your family and that’s it!


After completing her English Literature degree in 2017, Sijdah, set out for a professional career as a Content Marketer so she could feed all 7 of her cats and work towards her ambition of opening an animal shelter one day.

She works as a social worker as well as a cat whisperer in her free time – contributing to spreading awareness about child and animal abuse.

She also aspires to be an author/ poet like Sylvia Plath and Charlotte Bronte. You can connect with her via LinkedInTwitter or Instagram.