Moving into a new home can be fun and exciting, but it can also be stressful. From logistical issues to decorating, a lot of effort goes into moving. With all the commotion, it can be easy to fall behind on certain aspects of your move. But knowing how to secure a new home is an important part of the moving process.
Here are some steps on how to make your new home safe:
Check your locks & doors
Roughly 33% of burglars enter through the front door. That means securing exterior doors should be the first step when moving into a new home. Make sure your deadbolts are working correctly and that your door frames are secure.
Buy a security system
Home security systems offer the most protection for your home, not to mention peace of mind. There are many different levels of security systems, but carbon monoxide and smoke detectors should be your first priority.
Lock your windows
It’s easy to forget to lock your windows, especially when you’ve first moved. Maybe you opened some windows to air out a freshly-painted room, or you just want some fresh air in the house. Just remember to close and lock any open windows before you leave.
Install outdoor lights
You want to be able to see outside when it’s dark, especially around the perimeter of your home. And better yet, install light detectors that only go off when they sense movement. Motion-sensing lights will alert you to any suspicious activity going on around your home.
Meet your neighbors
You want to create some nearby friends in case of an incident where you are out of the house or need a helping hand. Not only can they give you helpful advice about the safety of the neighborhood, but neighbors can also act as an extra set of eyes looking out for you and your home.
It’s easy to get carried away in the excitement of a new house. While the steps above may seem like a hassle, they can save you time, money, and potential loss in the long run. Interested in learning more about securing your home? Contact Sonitrol today and learn how we can help!