Moving into a new house is always pretty stressful. However, it’s also exciting. A new home means a new life, new experiences, and new people. We know that you’re probably looking forward to settling in and throwing that housewarming party to get to know your neighbors but there are some things you need to consider first. You need to prioritize your security. If you don’t know where to start, don’t panic! In this post, we’ll discuss 3 things to do before moving into a new home that will help you stay on top of your lock and key security.
If your new home was previously occupied, then chances are that the previous owner had those locks for several years. Excessive use usually loosens locks, they get worn out and therefore, they are not optimal for securing your doors. Keep in mind that the old locks are always the burglars’ favorite because it’s extremely easy to tear them down. That’s why you need to change out the old locks before you move into your new house. Make sure to purchase high-security locks.. If you chose to keep the old ones – here’s how to maintain your locks
Say, your new home already has great locks. Sorry to disappoint you, but it still doesn’t mean that they provide high security. If the locks were not installed by you, you never know who else has the key. To keep track of your house keys you need to rekey your locks. Lock rekeying is not as complicated as it might sound! It takes about 10-15 minutes and can be done by a local locksmith. It is generally a really affordable service so you won’t have to spend a lot.
This section includes a suggestion about setting up a security camera system, but don’t freak out! What we’re about to recommend is not going to be as expensive as you may think. Ideally, security camera systems require at least one camera in each room, plus outdoors. We want to suggest a security camera system on the budget. This includes purchasing as many security cameras for as many entrances you have. The research shows that when your front door is monitored by a security camera, burglars are less likely to break-in because they know that they are being recorded. So you’ll be able to elevate your security with just a couple of security cameras.
The 3 security measures we talked about above are not the only things you can do to elevate your security, however, they provide a good start. We hope that your new life in a new home will be happy and secure!
Then give Sky Locksmith a call. If you’re moving into a new home and are considering a lock change, installation or rekey, we’re your guys. Call now!