By Emma Sturgis
You’ve finally done it. You’ve moved into your new home and everything is perfect. The location is great, the neighbors seem friendly— it couldn’t be more perfect. But as you start to settle in, there’s one thing on your mind: security. How can you be sure that your new home is as secure as possible? Never fear, we’re here to help. Here are a few ways to update the security in your new home so you can rest easy knowing that your belongings— and your family— are safe and sound.
Invest in a Smart Lock
One of the best ways to increase the security of your home is to upgrade to a smart lock. Smart locks allow you to control who has access to your home and when they have access, all from the convenience of your smartphone. No more giving out copies of your keys to friends, family, or service providers— with a smart lock, you can give them temporally access with just a few taps on your phone. And if you ever lose your phone or get locked out of your house, don’t worry— most smart locks come with a physical key backup so you can always get into your home.
Install a Security System
Another great way to increase the security of your new home is to install a security system. Security systems provide an extra layer of protection by sounding an alarm if someone tries to enter your home without permission. Many security systems also come with cameras that allow you to keep an eye on your home even when you’re not there. And thanks to advances in technology, it’s easier than ever to find a security system that fits both your needs and your budget.
Get to Know Your Neighbors
One of the best— and easiest!— ways to increase the security of your new home is simply by getting to know your neighbors. Introduce yourself, exchange contact information, and make sure they know when you’ll be away from home so they can keep an eye out for any suspicious activity. If something does happen while you’re away, they’ll be able to quickly contact you or the authorities and resolve the issue before it becomes a larger problem.
Tint Your Windows
If you’re looking for an easy way to increase the security of your home, consider tinting your windows. Residential window tinting makes it more difficult for people to see into your home, deterring would-be burglars and giving you an extra layer of privacy. And thanks to advances in window film technology, it is quite easy to do.
Making sure that your new home is secure doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. By taking a few simple steps like investing in a smart lock or getting to know your neighbors, you can rest assured knowing that both your belongings and your family are safe and sound in your new home sweet home.
Emma Sturgis is a freelance writer based out of Boston, Massachusetts. She writes most often on health and education. When not writing, she enjoys reading and watching film noir. Say hi on Twitter @EmmaSturgis2