Moving New Home Security Tips

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Moving home can easily turn you into the next target of a local burglar. Find out what you can do to keep your items and home safe during the transition.

Moving house is as stressful and daunting as it can be fun and exhilarating. After all, you are about to turn over a new leaf and start a new chapter of your life. You are about to leave everything behind and give yourself a new start. Once those bulky boxes start to pile up all over your new home, however, with the movers asking you over and over again where certain items belong, and the kids running around as a form of celebration, your enthusiasm is likely to vanish.

Any home can become an easy target for a specialized burglar. A new home you have recently moved into, on the other hand, is an even more vulnerable property for a number of reasons. For starters, you have all those prized possessions strewn about, plus the front and back doors constantly unlocked and wide open as the movers are still in the process of moving the furniture and boxes in. Talk about an open invitation any neighborhood burglar will be more than happy to accept! Someone could easily wear a pair of overalls and pretend to be one of the movers/electricians/cable guys and make their way in without you paying too much attention to them. You have dozens of things to juggle, and your attention span is fairly limited. Luckily, there are things you can actively do to prevent anyone and anything from ruining your joy of moving home.

Here are a few critical things you should do to protect your belongings and make sure your home is as safe as possible while moving in.

How To Keep Your Home Safe While Movingmoving house safely

Be on the lookout for thieves and suspicious persons who might be glancing at your possessions while you are busy taking care of things.

  • Keep the door and windows locked. Do it as much as possible, even though you may need to constantly lock and unlock the entryways to let movers or your family in. Pay special attention to the windows in the rooms you are in and make sure they remain closed.

  • One particular tip we urge you to seriously consider when moving home is related to the locks on your new doors. You may need to have your locks re-keyed to ensure none of the old owners or workers can use old keys to get in. You are also advised to change the locks with sturdier models, preferably deadbolt locks, mortise locks, or even electronic or keypad controlled locks. This way, you should be able to ensure further protection of your home, with the mention that you should remain vigilant and make sure no one can see you type in your access code when bringing in more boxes.

  • If possible, make time to hire a locksmith service prior to your actual move. Have them install small-keyed locks and/or safety grills on your windows if you plan on moving into a ground-level home.

  • Do not leave any of your precious belongings out in the open, where anyone can see them. This is true for when you are both at your old and new place. This is particularly important for things like a big screen TV, laptops and desktop computers, kitchen appliances, paintings, and jewelry. Never leave them unsupervised and uncovered.

  • Close the blinds when packing and unpacking your things to stop would-be thieves from having an even closer look at what you may be hiding from them. When the lights are on, make sure the shades are kept closed so no one can monitor what you are doing inside the house.

  • Keep the home alarm enabled at all times, especially when spending long hours packing your stuff for the big move. Simply because you will not be living there anymore in a few days does not mean that you should forget all about the alarm. Also, avoid giving your alarm codes to the movers.

Make Your New Home Safenew house security

Now that you have moved out of your old home, it is time to worry about making your new one as safe as possible. Consider using professional movers so you can make sure all of the items that need to be moved will be accurately secured on their way to your new address.

Have a security alarm installed prior to moving into your new place and ask for assistance from an expert locksmith or security company in the area to simplify the process. If you do not have a lot of experience shopping for or installing home alarms, get in touch with a reliable technician. Do not risk installing an alarm incorrectly, as you will render it useless from day one.

Consider changing the lock on your garage door and entry gate, in addition to the locks to your new home's entryways and windows. It's always better to be safe than sorry, and the truth is you can never be too sure when it comes to the security of your property. 

Familiarize yourself with the neighborhood surroundings and find out who are your new neighbors. Knock on their door and introduce yourself or throw a small get-together for this purpose alone, as it would be helpful to know which of your neighbors are trustworthy.

For more tips, or for help with any lock or security-related issues, contact Get Locksmith today! Our expert locksmiths can be there in 20 minutes to assist you.