Safety Tips To Keep Your New Home Secure

Published by Kartik Subramaniam

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Safety tips to keep your

Moving into a new home can be a very exciting time, but it's also important to take safety seriously. That means more than just hiring licensed contractors for upgrades and locking your doors at night. Here are some of the best and most important safety tips, so you can stay protected and secure in your new place.

Change All the Locks When You Move In

You don't know who might have a key to the current locks on the doors of the home you just purchased.Even though you get a set of keys from the previous owners there could be other keys out there. While you're at it change the code for the garage door, too.

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Conceal Alarm System Wiring

By hiding all your alarm system wiring you'll greatly lower the risk of someone cutting it to disable that alarm. Taking the time to hide wiring is much safer, even if it costs a little more for installation.

Landscape With Safety in Mind

When you landscape your new home make sure you keep your entryway clear. Large bushes right up against the house, especially near the doors, are prime places for criminals to hide.

Get to Know Your Neighbors

When you know the surrounding people they tend to look out for you and your property, just as you'll look out for them. You don't have to become friends with others in your neighborhood, but it's a good idea to be on speaking terms with as many of them as possible.

Light Up Any Dark Areas

If there are big pockets of darkness around your home it's generally worth the cost to put up lights.Most people who break into homes and commit similar types of crimes do so when there's an easy opportunity for them. If your home is well lit they don't see it as a good target.

Set a Safety Routine

It's a good idea to get in the habit of safety, so you can properly protect your home and its contents. You can set any kind of routine that works for your needs and gets the job done. It could include things like a nightly check of all the doors and windows, along with setting a schedule for checking things like smoke alarms, outside lights, and the alarm system.

Lock Your Doors When You Leave

Even if you're just going to the store a mile away to get a couple of things, or walking down the block to talk to a neighbor, lock your doors. Many people keep their doors locked when they're at home, as well.Keeping doors locked reduces the opportunity for criminals to take advantage.

Protect Your Outdoor Valuables

Outdoor valuables matter, too. If you have a patio set, a grill, yard and garden tools, bicycles, and other items that are stored outside, it's a good idea to secure them. You may want to put them in a shed when not in use, chain or bolt them to something solid, and/or fence your yard to protect these valuables more easily.

By following some simple safety precautions you can feel secure in your space, reduce theft and related problems,and get more enjoyment out of your new home.

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