Being a homeowner is more than just having nice furniture, it also means making your home a safe and secured place for your family to live in.
"Although homes today are built with higher safety standards, there are still things you can do to make sure it stays safe."
To help with that, we’ve put together this guide to help you make your home a safer place for you and your family!
Value your neighbours
When you’re away from your home, your neighbours are the best people for keeping an eye on everything .
Simply start by introducing yourself to them or showing up to some community events! This helps build a good rapport with them and foster a safer community that watches out for each other.
You can then count on them to pass on information of suspicious signs or anything that may be going on with your home.
Get smart on security
Thanks to smart home devices, you can easily sync home security with your smartphone!
For example, home automation systems can connect to motion detectors, surveillance cameras, automated door locks, and other security measures throughout your home, so you can activate and access them from your smartphone or device.
To stay updated about your home’s situation, security alerts on your devices when an alert goes off can help you monitor activities in real time too!
Reinforce your physical security
When your doors and windows are not properly reinforced, they become easy entry points into your home for outsiders.
“When it’s not properly reinforced, the doors and windows at home become a security risk to you and your family.”
Adding an extra lock helps make your home more secure, but you can consider investing in door or window grills to add a barrier in between these entry points and intruders.
You should also practice the habit of keeping them locked, even if you live in a small, quiet neighbourhood. However, bear in mind that locked grills pose a hazard during fires, so be sure to keep the keys to your grill in an easily accessible spot for a quick escape.
Get the right home insurance
Insuring your home is another crucial step to making sure your home is safe. In the event of an unexpected event, home insurance will give you one less thing to worry about by covering the costs needed to replace or repair any damaged assets.
It’s also important to understand exactly how your property will be protected in the event of unforeseen events.
With AIA x Touch ‘n Go eWallet SafeHome, you can customise your insurance in a way that caters to your exact needs. Any fire and lightning damage to your building and/or property is covered, and you also have the option to insure your building, home contents, or both.
In the event of any accidents in your home, you’ll get RM5,000 medical coverage/person to seek treatment for injuries (up to 2 persons) and RM2,000 immediate cash relief to find accommodation.
If you’re on a tighter budget, no problem! You can always customise your add-ons to cover any of the following events;
- Flood Damage
- Impact Damage
- Bursting or Overflowing of Water Tanks, Apparatus, or Pipes
- Riots, Strikes, and Malicious Damage
- Landslides or Subsidence
- Damage by Falling Trees, Branches, etc.
The bottom line
With a safe and secured home, you can have peace of mind and enjoy uninterrupted family time from the comfort of your own home. Nothing is more important than keeping your family safe, and these steps help make your job as family protector a little easier.
A Healthier, Longer, and Better life begins at home. Learn more about AIA x Touch ‘n Go eWallet SafeHome on the app.