If you live alone, you’re in good company. More people than ever before are living by themselves: In 2016, there were almost thirty-six million Americans living in single-person households.1 Compare that with the thirty million in 2006, and we can see the trend is growing.
Living alone affords many freedoms—you get to be in charge of things like décor and dinner—but you’re also the only one responsible for home security and personal safety.
When you don’t have a housemate to help you lock up or call for help in the event of a break-in, you need other types of backup. Make sure you don’t get caught by surprise with these ten proactive solutions to help make your single-person household as safe as possible.