The Ultimate Security Guide for your new house

There’s nowhere you’d rather be than home to feel safe. 

Moving into a new house is thrilling because a new adventure awaits you every moment. To make a new house into your personal abode, you need to fill it with a sense of security and positivity. Ensuring your new house is safe is therefore very crucial. You are your most authentic self here, so don’t hold back when it comes to your sense of safety and comfort.

 We are here with an ultimate security guide for your new house.

Change the old locks.

Right after moving into a new house, the first thing you should do is change the locks. You never know who might have a copy of the old keys, so it’s important to have new locks installed as soon as possible. You can either install new locks yourself or hire a professional locksmith to do the job for you.

Nothing beats a 360° security system.

A security system is the best possible way to secure all parts of your house. It also helps you check your home space while you are away, giving you a sense of control. There are many different types of security systems available, from simple alarms to more complex systems that include cameras and motion sensors. If you decide to install a security system, make sure to choose one that fits your needs and budget.

Secure your windows

Windows are often a key point in home security. You can secure your windows with locks or bars. You can also install a window film to make it difficult to break the window glass.

Light up exterior spaces.

Exterior lighting not only adds to the ambience of your home but also keeps possible intruders at bay. The more a house is lit, the less likely it is for anyone to sneak around. Install motion-activated lights around your house, especially near doors and windows. This will ensure that no one can approach your house without alerting you.

Neighbors can have each other’s back

It’s always nice to have friends around. You have to live in close proximity to your neighbors, you might as well befriend them. Getting to know your neighbors can help improve your home security. Neighbors who know each other are likely to keep an eye out for suspicious activity and can help alert you if they see anything unusual. When you are away, your neighbors can keep an eye out for your home. 

Avoid publicizing your vacation plans

It’s always exciting to go away on a holiday, but avoid publicizing it lest someone takes undue advantage of the information. The only people who should know are your closest neighbors and the security guard. Also, it may be helpful to limit speaking about it on social media as well, unless your followers belong to your own friends and family circle. Putting up too many details on social media can alert potential intruders to target your empty home.

Install smoke detectors

Smoke detectors are an important part of home security. Install smoke detectors on every level of your home and in every bedroom. Test your smoke detectors regularly to make sure they are working properly to avoid any fire related potential hazards.

Create an emergency plan. 

Prevention is better than cure and there’s no harm in being overly prepared. Always keep a backup plan handy. It only makes you smarter during an emergency. Ensure all family members know what to do in case of a fire, break-in, or other emergencies. Practice your emergency plan regularly so that everyone knows what to do.

The safety of your vehicles

If you have a car or bike, you need to ensure the safety of your vehicle. Your garage can also be a key point in your home security. Make sure to secure your garage with a strong lock, and consider adding a security system to protect your vehicles and other valuables.

There you go! That’s your handbook to a safe home. A little caution can go a long way in protecting you and your family. Remember, home security is not a one-time event, but an ongoing process. Stay vigilant and make sure to assess and improve your home security measures regularly.