5 Simple Ways to Secure Your New Home

So, you’ve just received the keys to your beautiful new home. Congratulations, that’s a major achievement! But before you pop the champagne, we want to make sure that you really feel safe there. Is a house really a home without your peace of mind? From garage doors to home automation, we break down 5 simple ways to keep your new home and loved ones safe from intruders.

Safety First

Number 1: Doors

Let’s start with the basics-secure doors. Apart from front and back doors, seek out a garage door company that’s tried and trusted. These protect your car, garden possessions, and form an extra barrier to any uninvited guests entering your house. The same applies to any windows or gates around the periphery of your property. Also, who says security can’t look swanky? No, we’re not talking about hiring security guards and dressing them in Gucci (unless you have the means to). A range of stylish-looking glass sliding doors and windows are available on the market. It’s also important to replace all old locks. You could even invest in smart locks that detect your fingerprint or operate by pin if you often find yourself misplacing your keys.

Number 2: Home Automation 

All modern homes should invest in security systems, especially if you’re in an area with a high crime rate. CCTV cameras and alarm systems are musts and often work together. Get notified instantly when your system detects pressure on a grille. Through your phone, you’ll be able to see exactly who’s coming up to your porch, or which windows they’re trying to break in from. You could even scare away any intruders with smart doorbells, which generate automated two-way talk even when you’re not home. Having your smart system automatically dial the police when danger strikes could also save the day in emergency situations.

Number 3: Lighting

Let’s shed some light on the situation! Garden and compound lighting adds ambience and warmth to your property, but aesthetic value aside, lighting also keeps you safe! Intruders don’t like to be seen and having a badly lit compound only makes your property a target at night. You could also schedule your lights to turn on and off while you’re away, so intruders don’t suspect that you’re gone. 

Number 4: Network Security

Don’t forget digital security! An unsecured Wi-Fi network is a gateway to your financial information (and even security systems) for the tech-savvy criminal. Whether it’s using a firewall, securing your wireless router or setting an extra-strong password, it’s important not to forget intangible ways that criminals may use to break in.

Number 5: Friends

Finally, get to know your neighbors! Neighborhood camaraderie aside, they are handy connections to have while you’re away. Neighbors can call the police for you or notify you of any suspicious characters lurking around. If you’re an animal lover, why not get a furry friend! Not only will they add joy to the family, but they’ll also terrify any intruders and warn you when danger approaches.

Safe and Sound

We hope this list helped you to check off all the ways you can keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Have fun in your new, safe sanctuary-just think of all the memories you’ll make there.