Moving to a new home can be both exciting and stressful with so much to think about. One of the things you must think about is your security. After all, you want to make sure that your home is protected. Check out the following good practices you should implement for security of a new home.
Find Out What Security Is Already in Place
Its important to know what security is already in place at your new home, if any. These can include alarms, security systems, shutter blinds etc. From here you and your family can make the decision of either upgrading the existing security or simply repairing it and undertaking better maintenance than perhaps it previously had.
Research Your Area and Look at Crime Statistics
Research your area involves speaking to neighbours about crimes in the area but also utilising online tools that provide you with statistics about crimes. For Victoria, the Crime Statistics Agency regularly release statistics, and information on their website, crimestatistics.vic.gov.au. It is an invaluable resource.
Changing the Locks
Changing the locks on a new home is always a smart move since you can’t really be sure as to who has access to your property. Remember to change not just front and back door locks, but also any side doors, garage doors etc.
Know Your Home’s Easy Access Points
This is essentially knowing your home’s vulnerability spots – those areas that are easy targets for burglars to gain entry to your home. These include an easy to open window, a weak door, a pet door etc. Once you know them, do something about it!
Put in Place a Security Plan
Ideally all families when moving into a new home should discuss what security best works for their home. This is where you consider factors like the size of your home, your going ins and going outs, the safety of the area, friendly neighbours (that look out for you), your budget etc. From here you can speak to a security specialist who will further advise you on your best options.
Moving into a new home and need a hand to get the security in order? Contact Twenty First Security, the experts in home and commercial security systems in Victoria.