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Securing Your Home

November 30th, 2012 | Tags:

Buying a new home is scary, exciting, stressful and can also be expensive if you fail to secure it properly. Many homeowners, especially new homeowners don’t think to take steps to properly secure their home, many times because they don’t know what that entails. Here are a few tips to make sure your belongings and family are safe and sound.

Security System

The best way to keep your home secure is by installing a security system, preferably one that will also alert the authorities in case of emergency.  The wireless security systems are the best because they allow you to secure your home without having to drill holes into your house.

Automatic Lights

Burglars are less likely to attempt to break into your home if it is well lit. It is best to get is motion sensor lighting because that could potentially discourage a burglar from entering your home. Motion sensor lights act as a sort of sub-alarm system.

Change Your Locks

Especially if your home isn’t newly built, you should always change the locks when you move into a new home. You never know who has a spare key, so it’s best to rule out the possibility that anyone you don’t know has a set.

Doors/Windows

Secure your home with steel or solid wood doors and make sure the hinges are on the inside so that no one can break off the hinges and enter your home.  For windows, make sure they have secure locks in place and that they are actually in use.

Even with all of these security measures in place, you still have to be diligent about using them properly. Always make sure to lock up and secure the alarm before leaving the house.

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