Feel secure in your new home with these home security tips.
By: Rob Frappier
Moving can be one of the most stressful things anyone can do. There’s so much to consider: selling your old home, buying a new home, arranging movers, closing and transferring utility accounts. The list goes on and on.
However, it’s also one of the most exciting things you can do. A new home means new neighbors, new friends, and new opportunities for you and your family.
One big thing that often gets overlooked during the moving process is home security.
With so much else to consider, focusing on home security options can be easy to miss. But taking care of this simple and important feature will not only protect you and your family, but also help ensure you’re settling into your new home securely and comfortably.
Here are some tips to help make sure you don’t forgot about home security during the fun and sometimes (okay, always) frenzied moving process.
Change Your Locks
Before you settle into your new house, make sure you change your locks. This is a fairly easy change that doesn’t require a lot of tools, but it’s also one of the most important things you can do to begin protecting your home and your family.
If it helps, consider this an opportunity to make an update to your door hardware too. Maybe you want a fancy new door knob or a stylish finish. This is an opportunity to make a change that not only looks good, but keeps you secure. Smart locks from Cox allow you to access your home easily through the Cox Mobile App and come in a variety of styles to suit your design aesthetic.
Change Your Codes
If the home you’re moving into has an automatic garage door with a code, make sure that you change it out as soon as possible. This is another simple adjustment that often gets overlooked, but is critical to making you feel safer in your new home.
When coming up with a new code, make sure it’s something that’s memorable, but also unique. Many people use the same codes for multiple systems, which is convenient but also risky.
Install a Security System
Installing a new security system may feel like the last thing you want to deal with, but if you take the time to consider your options, you may find that it’s actually very easy to do and something that won’t get in the way of the rest of your move. Among Cox Homelife‘s many smart home security and home automation services, there are a number of packages available to meet your unique needs. You can also work with a professional home security installation technician to ensure that the system is working exactly as intended. This simple and affordable step will help you feel safe and secure your first night in your new home.