While moving into a new home is an exciting time, it can also be a bit frightening as you just don’t know how secure it is. Since your new home is likely your biggest asset, you’ll want to protect it, as well as your family inside. Here are several ways to secure your new home.
When most people hear door security, they think of door locks. While locks are an important part of door security, so is the strength of the door frame around the door. Make sure the exterior door frames in your new home are solid and free of rot or damage. Replace/repair any that appear less than strong.
Next, consider installing some security measures such as smart locks, video doorbells, deadbolts, or strike plates. Smart home security is an easy way to secure and manage the comings and goings of your home no matter where you are.
Illuminating dark areas around the exterior of your home is a great deterrent for would-be burglars. Install motion-activated lights outside your home and consider using timers to turn lights on and off when you’re out of town to make it appear someone is home even when they’re not.
Windows are another access point burglars use to gain entry into a home. You can make your windows a no-entry point by planting prickly bushes under first-floor windows. Also, it’s smart to apply window security film and reinforce latches on first-floor windows as well.
In high-crime areas, it’s also a good idea to install security bars on all your first-level windows.
Get to Know Your Neighbors
Your neighbors are your closest allies in terms of security. Getting to know them better and having each other’s backs is a great way to make sure the neighborhood stays safe. Let your closest neighbors know when you’ll be out of town so they can keep an eye on your home, and in return, you can watch their property when they go away.
If a burglar can’t enter your home, he may go for your garage next. You likely store valuables in your garage, so make sure to always lock its doors, too.
You can further increase the security of your garage by making sure the garage door openers are out of sight. It does no good to lock a garage door if the opener is in an unlocked car outside of it. Further, you can install extra locks or a smart garage door opener to secure this part of your home even more.
Home Security System
Home security systems are extremely affordable these days, making it easy for homeowners on any budget to get the security and peace of mind they need. You have a wide range of choices when it comes to buying an alarm system for your home, so be sure to get one that meets your needs best.
A bonus of installing a security system in your new home is that your homeowner’s insurance premium will probably decrease.
Making sure your new home is secure doesn’t have to be a hassle. If you follow these tips, you can secure your home quickly and affordably.