Moving? Don’t Be A Statistic, Be Safe.
Ensuring the safety and security of your new home is essential during the moving process. Here are some tips to help you protect your home and belongings:
Change the Locks:
As soon as you move into your new home, consider changing the locks on all external doors. You never know who might have copies of the keys, so it’s better to be safe and have control over who can access your home.
Install a Security System:
Consider installing a security system or home alarm system to protect your new home. These systems can provide an extra layer of security and deter potential burglars. Research different options and choose a system that fits your needs and budget.
Update Home Security Measures:
Check the existing security measures in your new home. Ensure that windows have sturdy locks, install deadbolts on external doors if they don’t have them already, and consider reinforcing doors and windows with security bars or additional reinforcements.
Adequate outdoor lighting can deter burglars and improve the overall security of your home. Install motion-sensor lights near entrances, walkways, and other vulnerable areas to illuminate any suspicious activity.
Notify the Neighbors: Introduce yourself to your new neighbors and exchange contact information. Neighbors can be valuable allies in keeping an eye on your home and reporting any unusual activity when you’re away.
During the moving process, it’s essential to keep your valuable items secure. Consider packing and transporting important documents, jewelry, and other valuable possessions separately, either with you or through a secure moving service.
Change Alarm Codes and Passwords:
If your new home has an alarm system, change the default codes and passwords immediately to maintain privacy and prevent unauthorized access.
Update Home Insurance:
Contact your insurance provider to update your home insurance policy to cover your new property adequately. Ensure that your coverage is sufficient to protect your home and belongings in case of theft or damage.
Be Mindful of Disposal: When unpacking and organizing, be cautious about how you dispose of boxes and packaging materials. Don’t advertise valuable purchases by leaving empty boxes outside your home. Break down boxes and place them in opaque trash bags or take them to recycling centers.
Maintain Regular Maintenance:
Regularly inspect your home’s security measures, such as locks, windows, and alarm systems. Stay proactive in maintaining and repairing any issues to keep your home safe and secure.
Remember, while these measures can enhance the security of your new home, no security system is foolproof. It’s always essential to be aware of your surroundings and take precautions to protect your family and property. Contact a Chorus expert today to learn more (205) 431-3999.