Moving to a new house is a stressful time, and the security system of your new place might not be at the top of your to-do list. However, it’s best to think about the safety of your family and possessions from the start, to give you complete peace of mind. Here is a checklist of things to think about when you move to a new property.
- Change the door locks
You don’t know how many keys there are in circulation to your new home, as people tend to distribute copies to family, friends, tradespeople, and estate agents over the years. There may even be a forgotten spare lurking under a stone in the garden. Therefore, don’t take any risks, and change all the external door locks as soon as possible.
Consider upgrading to deadbolts or smart keyless access systems, which will provide you with the most up to date home security technology. Windows are another common entry point for intruders, so check if these are lockable, and remind the vendors to pass on the keys.
Install outside lighting
If your new house is poorly lit, this can make it a potential target for burglars, who prefer to operate in murky shadows. Illuminate the front, rear, and any side areas of the house with shaded lighting, and consider motion sensor lights which provide a bright light for a timed period.
Consider an integrated home security system
As you will probably be making some adjustments anyway, it’s worth integrating everything with a digital system, so that your intruder alarms, access control, and CCTV can all be controlled and accessed remotely from a mobile device.
This will allow you to see who enters and leaves your property throughout the day, and you will be alerted to any breaches to entry points.
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