Springtime means many people are selling and buying homes. Safety should always be a top priority when moving into a new place. Today, we’ve put together a list of security tips for new homeowners. See below for a selection of information on protecting your new residence and how to keep your property and loved ones safe.
1) Plan to Install a Security System ASAP
New homeowners have many thoughts going through their minds in the excitement of buying a house. Many don’t know that their top priority should be on security.
Recently listed homes target many burglars looking to take advantage of an empty house full of boxes of stuff while the new homeowners are away. Security systems are a proven deterrent to burglars, making recently sold homes a prime target for thieves looking to avoid an alarm system. Activating or installing a new security system before moving in your valuables will mitigate this problem and give you and your family peace of mind.
2) Re-Key Your Doors
The next priority is to change your locks. Replacing the locks on all exterior entryways ensures that any old keys from previous homeowners won’t work if they end up in the wrong hands. This is all very straightforward. However, it’s also an excellent opportunity to upgrade your locks to something more substantial, one that integrates with your smart security system.
3) Make Smart Landscaping Choices
Believe it or not, your landscaping layout can be a significant factor in how at-risk your new home is of a break-in. Large bushes near windows, balconies, or rooflines can be a convenient hideaway for someone looking to access an unlocked window or sliding door.
While they may be excellent for your privacy, consider minimizing the number of large foliage you have near your house.
4) Use Cameras to Keep an Eye Out for You
The ultimate investment in home security comes with smart camera integration. Our cameras can be programmed to record critical moments, such as when the kids arrive home from school, someone rings the doorbell, or a vehicle enters your driveway.
Whether you’re moving into a new place or looking to improve the one you already live at, All Systems Integrated has your back. Check out more on our Home and Business Security offerings, Alarm monitoring, and our catalog of sophisticated products. Reach out to us and schedule your security system installation today.