A smart homeowner should do plenty to protect his or her family. Here are three steps to make your residence safer.

Motion detection lights: with Motion detection lights, one will protect their home from robbers. Furthermore, with adequate lighting, a homeowner is less likely to fall and suffer a serious injury.

Replace batteries: Plenty of people own a smoke detector. While this is a great first step, one must do more to protect their family. Ideally, a homeowner should inspect his or her smoke detectors every three months. During the inspection, the homeowner should also make sure that the batteries still have enough power.

Spring-cleaning: A family should get clean the entire house, including the garage, once a month. When doing so, the family can make sure that it is easy to escape in case of fire or other emergency.

When following these tips, a resident can make sure that his or her house is safe.