Home Security & Safety Tips for Seniors

Unfortunately, seniors tend to be easy game for criminals and scam artists who think of them as “soft targets”. Their homes are often targeted by burglars, and this leads to feelings of victimisation, isolation, as well as a sense of loneliness. This vulnerability can be averted, however, if the necessary steps are taken.  Senior safety begins at home!

Shutterway’s Tips for Seniors:

It may seem obvious, but the first step in creating a strong security plan is to install strong locks on all doors and windows.

Don’t hide spare keys on the premises. Yes, this means that the doormat, the mailbox, or that pot plant are totally out of bounds! Rather give the keys to a trusted neighbour or family member.

Ensure that your home’s street number is large and easy to see. Put it in a well-lit and unobstructed place so that emergency personnel, security, or police can find your home quickly when needed.

Make sure that your alarm system is monitored for burglary, fire and medical emergencies by the respective agencies, and maintain a good level of communication with the guard at the main gate should you be located in a retirement home.


Be Vigilant When Leaving the Home:

Leave the house with a family member or friend and avoid carrying large amounts of cash or valuables. Make sure to bring a cellphone programmed with an emergency number, too.

Try not to walk early in the morning or late in the afternoon, and make sure to avoid isolated areas. Before you head out, let somebody know where it is you’re headed, be it a neighbour, family member or a complex guard.

Install Shutterway’s Strong, Stylish Security Product

Shutterway’s robust product is the perfect burglary deterrent for a senior’s home. Our horizontal louvre design complements existing exteriors without detracting from the home’s current look.

Shutterway’s units are tailor-made for you and can be securely fastened into brickwork, so expect longetivity, strength, and complementary style specific to you and your home.

Our security gates are equipped with high quality lock options with key alike variants being easily available (one lock that works with multiple gates on your property). With a full length, ultra reinforced lock post, Shutterway’s gates are both the best-looking and strongest gates on the market at the moment.

Because our units have been designed without dirt collecting recesses, they stay cleaner for longer and are easy to clean when needed. Shutterway’s experienced, friendly staff will professionally install your security – at your convenience – as well as discarding any unsightly barriers on your property.

With the solid, safe home security plan we offer, you’ll have peace of mind and be able to enjoy your golden years secure in the knowledge that Shutterway has your home security sorted.

Louvre style security gates