411 Home Repair
 

411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

5 Fun Ways to Upgrade Your Kitchen

Is your kitchen starting to look a bit old and tired? The kitchen is a work area and can quickly go from that lived-in look to a worn-out look if...

on Dec 1, 2016

5 Must Have Pieces of Equipment for Your Workout Room

There are many advantages to having a gym or workout room at home. It is convenient, there is no waiting and once you have the right equipment in...

on Dec 1, 2016

Mold Removal Tips: How to Successfully Remove Mold for Good

Mold is a fungus that enters your home or premises as simple tiny spores. When these spores get moisture, they start to grow and fully develop into...

on Dec 1, 2016

Importance of Home Repairs: Taking Care of your Home

Whether you have plans to sell your house or live in it for the rest of your life, it is essential for all homeowners to carry out repairs and...

on Nov 30, 2016

Major Home Repair Jobs You Should Budget for When Buying a Property

Buying property is always a risky business. No matter how thorough a survey you have, there is always the danger that problems will arise when you...

on Nov 29, 2016

Top 10 Tips to Secure your Home for New Home Owners

by Peter Smith on Jun 4, 2015

When new homeowners buy their first home, it is important to secure their property. There are many potential hazards that could cause security problems, though they can often be mitigated with the right kind of planning and thinking.

Learning how to handle the sensitive areas around the home and plan ahead for different situations can be one of the best ways to keep your property protected against external threats.

Review the Home's Exterior and Tools

While this may seem like an obvious starting point, many homeowners do not prepare correctly. It is important to visually review your new property and make sure that there are no obvious entry points.

This can include breaches in windows and garages. If there are any tools outside of the home, such as ladders, make sure that they are locked away immediately, as they could provide entry to upper levels of the home.

Secure Doors and Windows

Contact a qualified security company to review your home's door and window security. In most cases it's a good idea to change the locks or to have them re-keyed to ensure that you know who has the keys to your new home. A good locksmith will check all internal and external doors and windows to make sure that they are in good condition. These sections of the home should be carefully monitored in order to avoid potential problems.

Install Light Timers

Opportunistic burglars do not like to be disturbed and may choose to break into your home if they think  nobody is there.  In order to deter such problems, it's a good idea to install light timers in and around the house. These timers turn the lights on at random periods throughout the evening in order to make it seem as the homeowner is in the house.

Install Sensor Lighting Around Front and Back Doors

Sensor lighting near the front and back doors of your home can help deter potential thieves by drawing attention to their activities. These devices work according to motion sensor principles, helping deter potential break ins while giving you visibility when you need it.

Regularly Change Security Alarm Codes

Security alarms can be very effective to keep your home safe, but it is important to have the codes changed regularly in order to keep the system secure. Make sure that you remember your codes and keep them private as you change them. If you consider buying a new Alarm system, opt for a wired system - wireless alarms are sensitive to hacking and signal jamming. A good alarm system can make a huge difference in deterring possible burglaries and protecting your family.

Install Bars in the Windows

Grilles and bars installed in front of your windows can be a great way to discourage burglers from entering your home. In many cases burglers will break a side windows in order to get entry or to the take the keys in the home. With these grilles present you improve your home's security, but make sure they can be opened from the inside incase of a fire or hazard.

Install a Security Safe

You can easily protect your important personal belongings by installing a safe into your home. Simply install the safe within the home's walls or other section to add an extra layer of security, and place your personal belongings in there when you leave your home.

Replace Your Locks

Another good way to prepare your home's security system and safeguard your belongings from theft is by having your keys and locks regularly replaced. When you review a new security system, be sure to have the locks and keys replaced, because you never know who might have access to the old owner's keys. Work with a reliable security company and your home will be much safer for it.

Protect the Shed

Another one of the most important things that you should make sure to do is take care of your shed. Purchase a good lock that can protect your garden shed, which may contain tools that burglars can use to break into your house. Even without those tools, burglars can steal valuable objects from your shed, so be sure to be diligent with your security.

Only Work With Licensed Locksmiths

Finally, when choosing a residential locksmith, make sure that you only work with ALOA (Associated Locksmiths of Americalicensed locksmiths when you need to have your locks inspected. These trained and certified professionals are held to the highest standards in the industry, and it pays to keep in contact with them. If you need to have your security system inspected, these are the professionals that you should contact as soon as you can.

Safety / Security 674 Views

Author

Most Recent Articles

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

How to Reduce Your Chance of a Break-In

We all take the standard precautions when leaving the house, like locking our doors and windows, but what if that is not enough to stop a burglar...

Safety / Security

Know Your Options: Hardwood Flooring Explained

If you need a home improvement project that is sure to give your home a better look and raise its value on the home market to boot, investing in...

Floors / Tile / Hardwood

Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Increases The Resale Value of a Home

Homeowners that are trying to boost the resale value of their home tend to figure out very fast that not all renovations are created equal. A lot...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

Insinkerator Garbage Disposal Repairs

Insinkerator garbage disposal unit playing up?  The following article provides information on common insinkerator problems, and their fixes....

Appliance / Repair

Decorating a Deck Area

There are many appealing ways to decorate a home's deck. A deck with comfortable furnishings sets a comfortable atmosphere for any gathering of...

Garden / Landscaping

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2016