Security Checklist When Moving to a New Home

Moving into a new home can be stressful, so it’s not surprising that some things (like home security) can get forgotten. Whether you’re living in Des Moines or the suburbs, it’s always important to make sure your home is secure. That’s why we’ve compiled a security to-do list for new homeowners.

Change Your Locks

This one seems like a no-brainer to those of us in the security business, but it’s a detail often missed or put off for far too long. When you move into a new home, you never know how many copies of keys are floating around and you don’t need to give strangers access to your house. From friends and family to neighbors and service people, you’re probably not the only person with a key to your own place. Strauss Security Solutions have a beautiful supply of door hardware for your new place and our professional locksmiths can even install new locks.

Keyless Entry Locks

You can increase your home security by installing keyless entry locks to your doors. These are computer programmable, which means you’ll be able to change the code whenever necessary. Eliminating the need to share keys also eliminates the potential for a break-in to happen because the wrong person gets ahold of a key!

Put Timers on Lights

No burglar or thief wants to be caught, which is why making sure lights and electronics (TVs, radio) in your home are set to timers. It’s important to make a thief think you’re home. By turning your house into a smart home, you’ll be able to control and monitor everything from lights to security systems right from your smartphone.

Install Video Doorbell

Speaking of converting your place into a smart home, let’s talk video doorbell systems. A video doorbell, like one from SkyBell, allows you to monitor your home from anywhere, just by using your smartphone. Say you’ve left your teenagers home for a few hours while you go out to dinner with friends. You can make sure they’re safe (and no unwanted guests are stopping by) thanks to a video doorbell system, like the ones offered at Strauss Security Solutions. While you’re at work or even while on vacation, if someone comes to your door, you’ll be able to see and speak to them through your video doorbell system!

Light Your Yard

A well-lit home is less likely to be burglarized because, again, thieves don’t want to get caught. Pay attention to your landscaping. Overgrown shrubs around windows, yards lacking lights, and more can turn your home into a criminal’s next job. Even if a burglar decides to be bold, by making sure your yard is well-groomed and well-lit, your neighbors can more easily see if something isn’t quite right and alert authorities.

Install an Alarm

With so many excellent and affordable home security choices on the market, it’s never been so easy to protect your property. Make sure to have an alarm system installed before you move one box into it!

Fire, Water, and CO Detection

Criminals aren’t the only threat to your home—fire, water, and carbon monoxide can spell danger. Make sure your family is protected by adding detectors to your home’s security plan. Studies have shown kids are more likely to react to an alarm if it’s not simply beeping, but is actually speaking to them. That’s one of the many reasons Strauss offers Honeywell’s Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector, which comes with a life safety protection plan and offers loud, clear emergency warnings in English and Spanish.

Contact Strauss Security Solutions Today

Before you move into your new home, contact Strauss Security Solutions to make sure your loved ones and property are protected fully with a security system that works for you!

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