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June 22, 2020

Tips for Securing Your New Home

Moving into a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Becoming a homeowner really is a considerable milestone and is deserving of honoring. However before you get lost in the occasion, there are a couple of items to address. Once the professional movers in Houston have left and you are settling into your new home, you should consider securing your family, possessions, and the total premises.

Having a property requires you to make financial sacrifices, and that is why you can't afford to miss the importance of safeguarding your property. Here are some suggestions for securing your new property.

1. Make certain All Windows and Doors Lock Securely

You need to realize that burglars will always be trying to find easy accessibility areas to your residence. If thieves learn that you're hardly at your home on weekdays or you are usually away most of the time, they might obtain sufficient time to examine your new residence. A lot of intruders, in such cases, concentrate on determining whether your residence has windows and doors that may grant them easy access.

Because of this, you'll want to be sure that all windows and doors to your new residence lock securely. Any doors and windows that don't lock securely can be the target for a break-in to your new house and must be repaired or swapped out at the earliest opportunity. Additionally it is preferable to have all your entry doors re-keyed through a professional locksmith soon after moving into your new home. You will never know the number of “extra” keys the previous property owners handed out to friends and neighbors, relatives or even to their maid service.

2. Choose a Monitored Security Alarm

Protecting your home from theft without an alarm system can be hard. Investing in a monitored alarm system and also home automation is worth looking at in order to protect your home.

There are several home security selections out there to choose from, dependent upon the degree of protection you'll need along with your budget. A few of the things you should give attention to when picking a monitored alarm system for your house consist of:

· The requirements of your new home plus your neighborhood too.

· Advance in addition to reoccurring expenses of buying and maintaining the monitored security alarm.

· Customer service along with the brand reputation of the service provider you select.

· Such add-ons including smoke and carbon monoxide monitoring.

· Smart home features.

Investing in a monitored security alarm gives you and your family reassurance in addition to securing your new house.

3. Trim Shrubs and trees Around Your Residence

The presence of overgrown trees and shrubs around your new house adds to the possibility of break-ins and also burglary. Neglecting to trim the bushes in your yard could shroud your new house in darkness, which suggests that burglars can get into and away from your house unnoticed. Thus, trimming the overgrown bushes around your new home may act as a safety precaution to prevent criminals.

4. Always Be Sure That Your Exterior Lighting Is Operating

Because burglars operate under cover of darkness, installing outdoor lighting as a new homeowner is a wise notion. You can even consider motion-sensing lights for the outdoors, that switch on if somebody approaches them.

If you are barely at your home, you can put outdoor lighting as well as other lights in your new residence on electronic timers. Doing so may give outsiders the impression that you're around, which can help to defend your house.


As a professional moving company in Houston, A-1 Freeman Moving Group not only wants your belongings to show up to your new residence without issue, but we also would like you and your family members to be safe and sound in your new home. Protecting your new residence and ensuring the security of your things along with family members is a personal responsibility. Securing your new house all the time is essential if you want to enjoy peace of mind.


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