5 Simple Ways to Secure Your New Home

Once you’ve purchased a new home, your mind may be steering more towards the decorating and furnishing side. However, keeping your home safe and secure is just as important, leaving you with peace of mind and lowering the risk of your home being burgled or damaged.  Here are some points you may wish to consider.

Securing the Doors

Ensuring that each door in your property is secure is one of the first steps that you should take. Make sure to inspect all the exterior doors of your property so you can assess the strength of each door frame, whether the hinges on the door are protected as well as if your door has a slot for mail (that someone may be able to reach into to unlock the door). Installing a deadbolt and upgrading to smart locks is the way forward to help protect your home from any unwanted intruders.

Locking Windows

It can be easy to forget to lock a door or window before you go to bed. Unfortunately, this is one of the most common entry points for burglars to get into. There are several ideas that you can take on board to ensure your home is burglar-proof. Installing glass break sensors and reinforced glass can make all the difference and help protect your home further. You may also want to install window bars (particularly on ground floor windows).

Security System

A security system should already be installed in your new home. Whether it be a standard DIY system or one that is a little more hi-tech, there are tons of options to suit every budget, adding that much needed extra layer of protection for your home. However, picking the right system may be a little trickier. Consult with your new neighbors to see what system they have in place because if it works for them, the chances are it’ll work for you too.

Fire Safety

Just like with a security system, fire alarms should also already be installed in your new home. Having fire alarms fitted high up on the walls or ceiling will give you peace of mind and alert you of any danger should a fire break out in your home. Ensure that you have fire alarms fitted in the more hazardous areas of your home such as the kitchen and bedroom. You may also want to have a sprinkler system installed. Sprinkler engineers can give you more information on fire safety and what fixtures should be placed in your home to keep you out of danger.

Security Cameras

Thanks to technology, security cameras can be a great extra when it comes to protecting your home. You’ve probably seen news headlines that show burglars being caught in the act thanks to security cameras. Security cameras are one of the best ways to make your home fool proof and give you the protection you need. There are plenty of security camera products on the market that can be linked with your cell phone, allowing you to view footage whilst you’re away from home. While it may feel like extra unnecessary steps, keeping your home safe and secure for you and your family should be the number one priority. Being aware of security risks will help you stay more alert and take action should you need to.