Designing your home to be safe it typically not something people think about when it comes to buying new homes or renovating a home, but this should be among the top priorities for any home buyer who wants not only a long term investment in their home, but their livelihood.
Making sure that you have working smoke detectors and a carbon monoxide alarm is first on the list of safety factors. Second, you want to think about home security cameras. Next you want to check all your doors and windows to make sure they open and close properly. Often times, people think only about whether or not a window or door closes and locks, but they neglect to think about whether or not they open quickly and as intended. A stuck window could present a dangerous situation in the case of an emergency. Last, check that your interior and exterior lights are working. Making sure that they light any dark areas that could cause harm or give bad ideas to those up to no good.