Home security can greatly decrease your anxiety, especially if you have been the victim of a burglary. There is so much to be anxious about these days. COVID anxiety, prevention, and treatments are just the beginning. The home is supposed to be the safe place to which one can retreat from fear and anxiety. But if the sanctity of your home is violated, you can feel like there is no safe place for you. Reduce that anxiety by securing your home in the following ways:
Darkness can increase one’s sense of foreboding even in their own home. By installing security lighting, you can be confident that no one will be able to sneak onto the property without being flooded with lights. You might even choose to get the kind of lights that stay on all night. The city will even install a street light near your house if it is on a dark street.
If you forget to turn the outside lights on, security lights ensure that you will not drive up to a dark house. If you leave for work before sunrise, you can also have the security of your path being well-lit so that thieves have no place to hide.
Speaking of hiding places, there is the matter of those decorative shrubs all around your house. Get rid of them. Shrubs are a burglar’s best friend because they can just camp out behind them until someone gets home and unlocks the door. You can be sure that someone hiding behind bushes has more in mind than stealing the TV. Bring your blood pressure down and your security up by installing security lights that cover the entire property.
Security Cameras Everywhere
When it comes to security cameras, don’t hold back. Regardless of how small you think your house is, you have more than a one-camera house. If any part of your house is not covered, none of it is.
You don’t have to point cameras at everyone who passes by on the sidewalk. That said, you can tune the cameras so that they catch everything that happens on your property. Don’t just consider the front of the house. As with your security lights, cover the back and sides of the property as well.
One of the benefits of having multiple security cameras is that if a burglar decides to take one out of commission, you will still have plenty others to record the activity. With most modern security cameras, you can monitor the feeds anytime you like. If you are home alone and hear a bump in the night, you can quickly have a look around without leaving your bed.
Security cameras can also send you alerts to any suspicious activity when you are enjoying a night on the town. Most burglars will wait until you leave home. You can still keep an eye on things wherever you happen to be. This sort of peace of mind is exactly what the doctor ordered for decreased anxiety.
Baby Monitors and Indoor Cameras
If you are a new parent, there is no avoiding a certain amount of anxiety. You are literally worried about everything because the world is a dangerous place for a newborn. You think you have baby-proofed your home against the possibility of mishaps. But do not underestimate the creativity and motivation of curious babies and toddlers.
The first thing you will need to install is a baby monitor. Some only transmit sound while others transmit audio and video. At first, you are going to have a hard time putting the baby down and freeing yourself to do other things that need to be done. Baby monitors are a good way to help you relax because you will at least be able to keep an ear out for anything that might be awry.
Indoor cameras serve a similar purpose. If you have a kitchen without good sight lines to the rest of the living area, keeping a screen in the kitchen that can monitor areas of activity for your little one will help you concentrate on things like cooking, cleaning, and other kitchen necessities.
First things first: If you suffer from clinical anxiety or even suspect you might, see a professional for medical advice. Beyond that, reduce your home-related anxiety by adding security lighting, security cameras, and baby monitors for a more peaceful night’s sleep.