5 Tips to Stay Safe in Your New Home

Your Real Estate Agent just handed you the keys to your new home. Cheers to that! The wait is finally over and you can finally say that it’s yours. But hold on, before you celebrate and have a housewarming party with your family and friends, you must secure the house first. 

Security first should be your top priority as a new homeowner.

These are the 5 tips on how you can make your new home safe.

Change the locks

Once you’ve received the keys to your new home the first thing that you should do is call a locksmith. Change the locks on your front door, garage, and even on the windows. You would want every entry to your house to be as secure as possible. You and your family members should only be the ones who access to this. Make it a top priority since you don’t know who else has the keys to your house, it might be the previous owner or a neighbor or a cleaning personnel. Either way you don’t want a stranger to have access to your house so it’s best to change the locks. Remember to always like your doors at all times.

Set up a security system

After you change the locks on your house it’s time to double up your safety by setting up a security system. This is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from burglars, strangers and any person whose motive is bad. There are a lot of security systems in the market that you can choose from depending on your needs and budget. It is recommended that you set an appointment with a security system company to install all the necessary precautions before you actually move into your new home. In this way when you’re already living in your house you won’t have to worry about your safety. 

Get a motion light sensor

As we know it, night time is the best time for intruders to attack, basically because they are not easily seen when it’s dark. But worry less you can surprise them by installing a motion light sensor. With this they can be easily spotted and you can follow their movements around the vicinity when the motion sensors are triggered and this will hopefully scare them away. 

This is such a good addition to the safety of your home and you can have a peace of mind that no one is lurking at your house. Just make sure to put all these light sensors around the house, from your front door, backyards, pathways, garage and other places that might invite an intruder.

Meet people in your neighborhood

Meeting your neighbors is a courtesy when you move into a new neighborhood. You can give out fresh homemade cookies when you officially move in and this will start a small conversation here and there. Your neighbors know more about the neighborhood and they will notice if there is an unusual activity, or a stranger around the area. Neighbors can ensure the safety of the community, they tend to look out for each other. Plus when you’re away someone can watch over your house. 

Get a dog 

Having a dog will not only add joy to your home but they will be a huge part of your security. Dogs are best when keeping thieves away from your property as they can give you a warning. They can be a better deterrent than an alarm system especially if the power goes out. Thieves definitely avoid houses that have a dog no matter what the size of it, since they want to quickly finish the job without interference and dogs will surely not let that happen. 

 
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