You’ve been to property inspections every weekend since before you can remember, and you’ve finally hit that magic number that secures your home deposit. When your hands close around those keys, the magnitude of your investment will sink in, and so will the responsibility of protecting your asset with modern security measures. Just as home prices have risen, unfortunately so too have the crime rates. Don’t be caught wishing ‘if only’, and find out how you can secure your new property now.
At Hoot Homes, we want our customers to feel safe in their new homes. So, as part of our current promotion, we include a Tri-Lock Lever Entry which is set to the front door. Find out more about our latest promotion or contact us if you have any questions:
Here are a few ways to secure your home:
Not all security cameras are made equal. The once bulky security camera is now sleek and integrated, often unseen to the naked eye unless you prefer them to be. New homeowners can now see their property and the surrounding area with a simple keystroke, watching the security feed from any city of the world.
Keep home security high on your list of priorities and invest in a solution that gives you total access, without the hassle of old equipment and clunky technology. These days security camera capabilities are only limited by your imagination, with some systems offering motion sensors that send a notification to your phone if there is a disturbance on your property.
Modern alarm systems
Modern alarm systems are now commonplace and a good way to add another layer of security to new homeowners. These alarms can be installed to one or several entry points, with varied triggers and alarms types. You can even install silent alarms that will alert you and authorities to an unwelcome entry, with the intruder none the wiser.
You may not have considered the impact your landscape design can have on your home and its security. To fence or not to fence, that is the question! Also, consider hedges, shrubbery and thick trees as a natural screen that will give you more privacy. It eliminates the risk of those with ill intentions being able to clearly see entry and exit points, knowing whether or not you are home, or discerning what items you may have inside.
Blinds and shutters
Speaking of privacy, another way to keep your home safe and secure is to invest in some high-quality blinds or curtains. Aside from being a fantastic addition to your home’s interiors, blinds and curtains allow you full control over your indoor solitude. For those that want to go the extra mile, blackout curtains are made with foam-backed fabric that is opaque to ensure that not even light can get through them.
If you are not sold yet on the security benefits, how do insurance cost reductions sound? Your insurance provider will protect your home and contents, and they will reward you if you prove that you are doing just the same. When you install security measures to your property, let your insurer know and see if they can reduce your contribution as a result. Home security is a great habit to get into regardless, but financial benefit? Even better.
There is so much to do when you move into your new property. Styling, furnishing, and establishing a flow – the list goes on. Be sure to put home security high on your list of priorities, these considerations will afford you priceless peace of mind and the flexibility to live the life you desire without any strings.