Moving to a new home is exciting, but it’s easy to get caught up in the act of packing and moving, taking care of kids, and settling your pets. It’s crucial to consider home security when you’ve moved homes too. Globally, Australia has a relatively high rate of burglaries, so it’s best to take precautions. Having your home broken into is more than a hassle; it’s also an invasion of your privacy. If you’ve ever been broken into, you’ll know it’s just awful knowing that someone rifled through your belongings. Luckily, you can beef up your security in a new home just as you would in a previous home.
A New Home Means a Fresh Start
Statistically, if you are renting a property, you are more likely to be a security risk because the owners of the homes typically spend less on the security of the property. That doesn’t mean you can’t upgrade it though, you can arrange with your landlord to install certain security measures, or you can take them with you when you leave. If you are moving into a home you’ve bought, you have free reign, and you don’t have to worry about removing certain fixtures and leaving the property in the same state you found it. Either way, you must assess the property before and after moving in to find its weak spots. After all, a fresh start means a clean slate too.
Searching for Security Weaknesses in a New Home
A new home means a new routine, getting used to a new home layout, and a new suburb. The new home layout is important because it informs how you move through the home and whether you remember or take note of the areas which are vulnerable to burglars. When you are looking for a new home, and once you have moved in, you want to look at every nook and cranny to ensure that you upgrade certain aspects of your security where necessary. Once you have assessed your weaknesses, consider installing security gates or screens, improved locking mechanisms, more lighting, and an alarm system.
Most common points of entry for burglars:
- Front door
- Back door
- Unlocked windows
Beyond Physical Security
Other ways to mitigate your security risks are through constantly being alert and conscientious. Locking your doors and windows and setting your alarm before you go to bed and before you leave the house go a long way to keeping your loved ones and your belongings safe. Other things you can do to stay safe are introducing yourself to your neighbours, joining local security groups, even going to the local police station, and asking about the home robbery statistics and the most common modus operandi of criminals.
With the most common ways burglars enter homes being through doors and windows, your first security methods are the most obvious – security gates, doors, and screens. Amplimesh® has a proven record for standing up to criminals. Amplimesh® security screens have passed the shear test, the pull test, the probe test, and the jemmy test, amongst others. To get a quote on Amplimesh® SupaScreen® and IntrudaGuard® security screen doors; and windows to improve your home security when you’ve moved homes, get in touch with Amplimesh today.