Secure your new home

A new home is a wonderful thing to have, the joy the experience and the emotions are immeasurable. A new home comes with a lot of benefits and convenience, not neglecting other aspects that are so important and with them pleasure, happiness dwindles

Security is ever an important part of our daily lives, without it we often troubled and downcast, a new home that is secure brings warmth and stability in our hearts and minds. Before you think of going to the extreme, like getting a gun for security purposes here are a simple guideline to ensure that your New Home is a secure and well protected home for your family, friends and possessions

1. inspection

Perform an inspection of not only your front door, but all doors around your home. Make sure t the frames are strong, the hinges are protected, the wood is not hollow, and, if your door has a mail slot, that someone can’t reach through it to unlock the door. The front door might be a nice focal point of your house, but don’t sacrifice security for a pretty view.

If your door doesn’t have a peephole or a deadbolt, you should install those immediately to help make the door even more secure.

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2.Lock the windows.

The latches manufacturers place on windows aren’t always effective, and sometimes they’re downright flimsy. Replace them with locks or key-operated levers to help beef up your safety. You might also consider inserting laminated or tempered glass for a stronger hold.

 

3.Hire the services of security company
Security companies are the way to go, get the assistance of experienced and reputable security companies, especially those who have been in the business for a while and have a good track record.

 

4.Get a security system installed.
All homes should have some form of security system, whether it’s a basic DIY installation, cctv cameras, motion sensors, alarms systems, fire and smoke detectors to name a few.

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5.Meet your neighbors.
Your neighbors can be a helpful first line of defense against a home invasion. They know the area and can help keep an eye on your home when you’re away — but they can’t do that if they don’t know you. Make an effort to meet your new neighbors and form good relationships so you’ll have people to rely on. If something fishy is happening in your area, a good neighbor will call and let you know.

 

7. light up the house and its surroundings
Place lights around your front and back yard. Use lights that come equipped with motion sensors for added protection. An intruder might be less inclined to break in if there is a spotlight on them.

 

9.Eliminate objects
Do not leave things like ropes ladders or any items that could aid a burglar lying around, keep them stored away far from harm’s reach.

10.Add security signs.
Many security providers also include yard signs and window decals with security packages to help deter potential burglars. If you have them, put them up. If you don’t have a security system, weigh the pros and cons of fake signage

Credit: https://www.safewise.com/blog/do-fake-security-signs-really-work/.