People move houses all the time, some people move multiple times in their life. Due to budgets, you may find you are moving to an area you are unfamiliar with or one where there is perhaps more crime than you are used to. It can be scary and unnerving to move to somewhere new. There are some top tips on things you can do to make things safer and put your mind at rest.
Change The Locks
When you buy a new house, one of the first things you will want to do is get all of the locks changed. That way you will know that no one else has any spare keys left about. You can also make sure you change the screws that hold the locks in place for bigger and stronger ones. This means you know it will be a lot harder for anyone to force their way into your home.
Get Cameras For Safety
Another layer of protection you can get is CCTV cameras. This way you can have footage if anyone tries to break in or steal anything from you so they can be caught and dealt with. You can get them to link up with your home alarm systems too. You can also now get video doorbells. They even can link up to your phone through an app, so no matter where you are you can see who is knocking on your door or even if someone is trespassing on your property.
See What Your Community Is Doing
A lot of times communities and neighbourhoods will look after their own. This could be through a neighbourhood watch. You can speak to them and see if there’s anything you need to look out for, other ways to help prevent issues and things happening as well as making friends with new neighbours that can look out for you and your home. There are also a lot of Facebook groups now for certain areas. People will post if they see anything suspicious, they may post if they have had something stolen and have the video footage so that people can be aware, on the lookout and up their safety precautions. So search your area on Facebook and see what groups are there that you could join.
Get Tests Done
You can see what’s gone on in your home previously or of your property if it is one you own but rent out by having professionals take a look at it. By drug testing rental properties you can make sure your tenants are being lawful, well behaved and are a good members of the community. Normally when drugs are involved it could lead to issues down the line so knowing about it early on can save you a lot of hassle. They could damage your property, refuse to leave and even contribute to the house price declining from drugs and bad behaviour,
Safety is an important part of any life and something you need to be on top of when getting into a new home and a new area. By doing these few things it will help keep your mind at ease and keep you safe.