One important aspect of a home is that it provide a place of security, a refuge for its residents. In order to do this, a home should be made safe, secure from invasion of unwanted people, pests, animals or bad weather. In addition to safety, a home provides a sense of security by providing comforts and the environment residents prefer—a place to relax or to listen to your favorite music or to cook the food that meets the residents' health needs and preferences. A good home provides a place where the people who live there feel protected and at ease.
People often use the term "security" to refer to protection from theft and other crime. More widely it also includes other dangers and risks.
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