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You’ve just moved into your new home and are super excited to unpack and begin your new life. Whilst you are probably relieved at having successfully completed your move, your mind is probably still whirring with those never-ending to-do lists. One thing that may be a priority is to assess how secure your new home is, particularly if you’ve moved with children or with plenty of valuables that you want to keep safe. In this article, we’re listing some simple things you can do to improve the security in your new home.


Replace broken or damaged locks

If you notice any locks are broken when you move into the property you should call out a local locksmith as soon as possible to replace them and make your home secure.


Install an intruder alarm or CCTV camera

If you’ve moved to an area where there is a higher than average theft or burglary rate it can be worth investing in an intruder alarm or CCTV camera to deter any criminals.


Organise a survey with a locksmith

Even if your new home seems secure at first glance, many security flaws may not be obvious, giving intruders the perfect opportunity to break into your property. As experts in securing properties, many locksmiths can provide a quick security survey at your new home. They will be able to review the locks on your windows and doors and provide recommendations on whether they feel you should have any locks replaced or intruder alarms installed. Make sure you choose a legitimate and reputable locksmith.


Once you’ve had a professional review the security on your property, you can set to work organising any adjustments.


Other things you can regularly do to keep your home safe include keeping a light on if you’re going out at night, keeping valuables out of sight, and making sure you lock windows and doors every time you leave the house.


Final thoughts

We hope these tips on how to improve the security in your home will help you keep your home secure and give you peace of mind. Especially if you’ve moved to an area that is known to have a higher crime rate, it’s important to make sure security checks and improvements in your new property are made a priority.


If you’re looking for a removals service that handles your belongings with care, Reads Removals are here to help. We can also provide storage facilities in the Peterborough area should you want to find a safe place for your valuable items while you’re arranging security improvements in your new home.

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