November 30, 2015
Moving to a new home is a big step for any person or family and can be daunting for some. However, if you know what to be aware of and what questions to ask of your security company then the transition to your new home can be made with ease and peace of mind. We have made some suggestions about on what security measures you can implement in the construction phase of the build so as to ensure a more cost-effective security solution for your home in the long run. For more information on this, feel free to read here. For those of you who have their home already built or bought here some moving home security tips that can help you and your family feel safe in your new home.
Before Moving Day
Introduce your house mates or family to visit your new home and the surrounding neighbourhood to get acquainted with the home and area. If the home is not new, have any existing alarm, locks and code information given to you so you can make an informed decision about whether to discontinue, maintain or upgrade what is already in your home.
Moving Home Security Priorities
Anytime you change your place of residence, your first action should be to replace the existing door locks. For main points of entry make sure that these door locks and deadbolts are secured by a specialist. If this is not a new home and there is electronic security in place then similarly, changing these codes and letting your security company know that you are moving home and updating your new details is of priority. You may want to set up an alarm service to be monitored, in which case choose a security company which has a solid local reputation.
Overlook the property and new home with a critical eye. Sweep the exterior doors and windows for fragile locks and get these replaced. Also, make sure that you step outside in the evening so you can get an idea of what kind of exterior lighting the house has. Having outdoor sensors for lighting is an effective deterrent for those who prowl your property under the shield of darkness looking for ways to gain entry.
Make sure you have the phone numbers and locations of the emergency services nearest your home and join the local neighbourhood watch.
Having a clear set of moving home security guidelines to follow while you are making the transition to your new home will make the process easier. Safe with the knowledge that your new residence, your family and your belongings are properly protected.