Security Tips When You’re Moving House
When moving house, security remains an important issue especially as some of us will have a crossover period while we move belongings between our existing and new properties. And we have some security tips to help you.
How do you stop thieves entering through doors and windows? And why is a burglar alarm or a home security system extra crucial at a busy and stressful time.
Here are our top security tips to keep your properties secure and give you that all important peace of mind.
Change your locks
Experts recommend that when you move into a new house, you should change your locks as you don’t know who has a key to the property. Nobody wants thieves to use their front door as an entry point.
Set up subtle sensors
Thieves are most likely to get in through a window, so investing in window sensors is a good idea. You can buy some for less than £20 and can be connected up to wi-fi.
Fit some chains
A chain or a bar on a front door is a simple way of making your front door more secure. They effectively act as an extra door lock and a door viewer is also a good idea too.
Make devices extra secure
All security devices should be fitted with strong screws or bolts. You should also make sure home monitoring, video doorbells, security lights, motion sensors, surveillance cameras, smart devices and other smart home security systems work properly.
Lock your sheds and garages
Both of these offer temptation to thieves. They could break into a shed to steal tools to break in and the garage could give them another entry point. It’s worthwhile changing locks on these too.
Choose the right burglar alarm
Some alarm systems are cheap and can be installed yourself, for example the battery powered ones. More advanced ones need professional installations. It’s worth shopping around and getting opinions to find the right home alarm system for you.