Posted on September 7, 2018
Moving can certainly be a pain. You’ve probably spent hours bubble wrapping, taping, and packing; all you want to do after that last box is moved, is relax. But with new residency and even more so, new homeownership, there’s a lot of last minute things to take care of to ensure your house feels like home, and more importantly is safe. Below you’ll find the top 5 ways to help secure your new home! 1. Change/Assess Your Locks After you’ve been handed the keys to your new home, your only thought is moving in and making it your own! However, one of the most important things new home owners tend to forget is changing or assessing your locks! Unless you’ve newly built your home, it’s important to assess each access door around your home. Inspecting frames, hinges, and material quality helps to ensure safety on all fronts. Replacing existing locks helps take your security that much further! 2. Lock the Windows Although your windows may have latches, they rarely are as effective as a lock or key-operated lever. Consider replacing latches with a more secure system. Another way to protect your windows, is by inserting laminated or tempered glass for stronger resistance. Don’t forget your basement or garage windows as well! 3. Purchase a Security System Purchasing a security system or service, such as ADT, provides unrivaled peace of mind. ADT is America’s #1 security company and is proudly servicing more than 6 million homes and families under their 24/7 protection. ADT offers a wide variety of residential security systems, customized to fit your home and security concerns! Looking for a security package that fits your budget and safety needs? Give a dedicated Specialist a call at 800-219-5703 to discuss a package that’s right for you. 4. Meet Your Neighbors When you move to a new neighborhood, it’s a great idea to meet your neighbors! Your neighbors are a great line of defense against theft and home invasion, as they often can keep an eye on your home when you’re away! Keeping a pleasant relationship with your neighbors, sharing information about trips, pets, and scheduled maintenance helps to keep you that much more secure! 5. Find Your Resources When you move to a new area, it’s a great idea to learn what resources your area has available. Knowing where local law enforcement is, checking for a neighborhood watch program, and more helps to further aid in your, and your homes, safety.