Home Safety and Security

As a frequent traveler I have a huge case of #FOBA, Fear of being Away. I am constantly worrying about the safety and security of my home and contents. When you spend a lot of time and money building your home and its contents, you want it to be safe and secure. In this day and age, the many technological advances in security can help ease our minds whilst away. But also should the worst happen, there are security measures that we can implement like having home/content insurance.

I have mentioned many a time on here how much I love travel and 2016 has been my year of travel. For the last 9 months I have been abroad at least one weekend of every month. I enjoy traveling, I take great pleasure in traveling and I hope this feeling continues in the future. Whilst I travel so often, it does not mean that I not also thinking about the safety and security of my home.


Everytime I plan a weekend getaway or a longer trip abroad, there are certain precautions that I take into consideration. As a single woman living alone, I do not take any chances whether I am home or abroad. The majority I shared them in my Tips for conquering #FOBA, which include having a home security system. It is all well and good securing our homes from the inside, but it is just as important securing the outside too.

Panasonic has unveiled their innovative Outdoor Security Camera to help keep a watchful eye on your home whilst you’re away. Its compact, water-proof, in-built visuals, infrared sensors and has selectable area detection. This Panasonic Outdoor Camera is capable of sending alerts to your smartphone or tablet as soon as it spots trouble. There is nothing worse than coming home to find burglars had made themselves comfortable whilst you were away. But having an outdoor camera which sends alerts to you can at least put your mind at ease.

Some of the precautions I take including, leaving a lamp on in one room to make it seem like someone is home. Asking my neighbour to watch my home, even my family to check up on my home every couple of days. This one is pretty obvious but locking the doors and windows and drawing your curtains/blinds helps too.

What are some of your tips for ensuring your property’s safety and security? Do you have an outdoor camera.

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  • I keep saying we really must try and get a good security camera, we live in a little village but still you never know.

  • Rosana McPhee

    what a nice gadget. I will look in to it. R

    • Hope you managed to check it out

  • I could do with one of these for when I’m away too. I get so paranoid when we’re travelling.

    • I know the feeling

  • Mandi

    The camera sounds great, we have lots of chickens that need taking care of so there is always someone checking our house, twice a day whilst we are away, but this would certainly put peoples minds at rest.

    • It certainly would I am sure.

  • Kira L Curtis

    When ever I’m away I always triple check to make sure everything is locked and luckily, because we have a cat, my friend comes rounds twice a day to feed her so there will be someone to check on the house!

    • Awww that’s really nice, I have my sister close by who either moves in when I am away or just checks the out every now and again

  • Oh I love the sound of this camera – perfect for keeping an eye on things when you’re not home x

    • Aint it just, I am loving it too

  • Laura

    We have cameras all around our home and I feel so much safer with them xxx

    • That’s good. I think for me one camera inside and a few outside would be good

  • Angela Milnes

    my hubby is really into safety and security and would probably want something like this.

  • Melanie Edjourian

    That sounds great, my parents have installed some sort of security system and they can check it on ipads and possibly their phones.

    • That is so good, I am thinking of telling my parents about this

  • Sounds like a great idea, my partner has always wanted to get one when we buy a house

    • Thanks, it’s important in this day and age

  • Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    I would love this for when I’m away. I hate leaving lol

    • I am the same even though I travel lots

  • It would be great if you have animals to worry about, I can see why some people would want this!

    • Absolutely, it gives a piece of mind

  • Beautyqueenuk

    I always worry about my cats when we are away, so this would definitely help put my mind at ease!

    • I bet it would definitely

  • I do sometimes worry about the house and the animals while I’m gone. A camera that sends alerts to your phone could put my mind at ease.

    • It sure can, you can check up on your home any time

  • fashion-mommy

    It is the biggest fear – what you will come back to. My father in law lives close and comes by a couple of times a day which does help.

    • I know right, that drenched gut feeling when you hear the house has been broken into. It’s the worst so it’s nice to have safety measures in place

  • My boyfriend’s home was recently broken into so now he has locks on all of the windows! A CCTV camera would be useful too.

    • Awe bless, it must have been dreadful. A CCTV would definitely help a bit more

  • I always hate leaving as well when I go away, it’s always good to have security measures in place x

    • I know the feeling and so true

  • This sounds like a great way to help you feel more secure when away from home

    • So true, my mind is at peace knowing my home is secure

  • LaaLaa

    Whoa, this sounds like something to have. I think security for your home is a high priority.

    • It sure is, it’s not nice to find yourself a victim

  • Marie Davis

    Great post, no haven’t got an outdoor camera, I thinks its best to get one you don’t know who’s lurking about.

    • Thanks Marie, it’s scary to think who might be lurking about.