Simple Home Items That Keep You Safe Home Decoration Home Improvement Home Security by Savannah Coulsen - May 28, 2014May 28, 2014 Here is a list of home items that are mandatory in any house Regardless of whether you own a one-bedroom condominium or a three-story house by the ocean, we all want to have a sense of safety. Luckily there are ways to get peace of mind when it comes to your home without spending a lot of money. Here are just a few basic items that you can have in your living space to help keep you safe. First Aid Kits Our home is where we spend a majority of our time, so it is only natural that this is where most accidents and emergencies can take place. To help prepare for any unexpected event, it is important to have a simple first aid kit ready to go. A good kit, as one of the important home items, will consist of items such as bandages, gauze pads, cloth adhesive tape, triple-antibiotic ointments, and over the counter pain relievers. Additionally you will want to include a first aid manual to help instruct you on the most common scenarios you may encounter. Image Credit- www.theencouraginghome.com Emergency Supplies Emergency supplies will help keep you and your loved ones sustained in the event of inclement weather or other emergencies. These supplies should include things like battery powered flashlights and radios, non-perishable food, and bottled water. Along with those basic items be sure to include things like maps, coins for public phones, as well as a small envelope of cash. All of these supplies will help ensure that even if the power is out in your town, you will have ways to access and pay for basic needs should you have to leave your home. Automatic Light Timers Home invasion is a primary concern for every homeowner, but automatic light timers are a good way to deter thieves and thus can be included in the list of home items. These timers are inexpensive and can be set to go off and on at random intervals to give the illusion of someone being home at all times. Automatic timers can even be used with items such as a radio or television sets to create an even greater sense that someone is home to any potential intruders. Changing Door Locks Most homes have had previous owners, so changing door locks is a vital component of keeping them secure. Former owners and renters mean there could be duplicate keys floating around. According to Affordable Lock Services Inc., a locksmith in Richmond Hill, changing your door locks is the only way to ensure that your keys are the only ones that will work with your home. These examples are just a few ways to help shore up the safety of your home. Implement these items and practices today and you can begin to work towards a greater sense of security in the future.