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Home Security Tips When Moving House

Moving home? Around 300,000 of UK households were planning on changing their address in January 2023, according to Statista. But many of these people won’t consider the home security considerations of their move.

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The National Guild of Certified Locksmiths warns that we are nearly twice as likely to be burgled in the first year of moving house. And that’s not the only risk to bear in mind. Cyber security can also be an issue.

To keep your new home safe, make sure to follow these 4 key tips.

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Internet protection

Many of our appliances are now connected to the internet. And we all spend lots of time online while at home.

As such, having a secure internet connection is crucial to your cyber security. Whether you have security cameras or you are just streaming via platforms like Roku, you can use a VPN to secure your connection (learn more).

Get a home CCTV system

Installing a home security system such as CCTV cameras is a great idea. It’s something that many people are choosing to do to boost their home security when moving to a new house.

To get set up, consider how intruders might enter your property. Based on these locations, set up cameras out of reach. They should be inconspicuous enough your home doesn’t look like Fort Knox. But obvious enough that they will function as a deterrent to would-be burglars.

Change the locks

Lots of new homeowners get the keys, celebrate, move in, then get on with their lives. This approach can be dangerous, though. You have no idea how many sets of keys the previous owners had made. Or where they lost or left them. The owners themselves might be nefarious!

As such, get your locks changed. While the locksmith is at it, check that all your locks are up to standard. They should be tough and in good condition. And don’t forget your window locks, either.

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Install a burglar alarm

Burglar alarms are a great idea if you’re out of your new home often. You set them as you leave, then an alarm goes off if someone enters. Many new burglar alarms also have smartphone connectivity. That way, you can beam video of your home live as the alarm goes off. Saving this video could help if you need to take the intruders to court too.

What’s more, a big benefit of installing a burglar alarm to your property is the deterrence factor. Having one stuck to the exterior of your home can deter a break-in before it happens.

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