Cervone Deegan + Associates knows that once you have finally closed on your new home and have begun moving in and getting settled you may want to consider the subject of security. Even though you may have selected a great neighborhood within a great city, you might want to make sure you take the extra steps to keep yourself and your family safe and sound. Here are some helpful tips on where to start.
Meet the Neighbors
The first thing to do which doesn’t cost you a thing is to get to know the neighbors. Introduce yourself, exchange contact details, and make sure they know who is living in your house so they are aware of who typically is coming and going. This can help sort out any suspicious activity and if any does occur, they have the means to contact you.
Install a Smart Lock
Smart locks are a great way to control who has access to your home and when. When moving into a new property it is always a good idea to change the locks anyway so why not take the opportunity to invest in a smart lock system? Now you no longer have to hand out keys or worry about any outlying copies. Simply give access via your smartphone or provide someone with a unique and/or temporary code. These locks can also assist you with preventing any lockouts for yourself too!
Install a Security System
Another great idea is to consider installing a home security system. Many of these systems today are pretty easy to install and also have cameras for regular monitoring. These can come at various different levels and budgets and in some cases, they can even lower your insurance rates as well. Consult with your insurance agent to see what your options may be before you purchase anything.
Another idea for keeping things out of sight, out of mind is the option of window tinting. This makes it harder for burglars to be able to see inside while giving you an extra layer of privacy. With recent advances in window film technology, this process has become easier to do and install.