Home Security Tips for Keeping Your New House Safe

by Zarine, REALTOR® 09/29/2019

Many are often overwhelmed by the situations that come with moving such as stress and the need to adjust to a new environment. In this excitement, it is easy to divert attention from the security of the house to other things.

You are probably saying 'It is a new home and should be safe by default.' The truth is: even in the safest neighborhood, crimes happen occasionally. Also, when the environment is safe, there is a need to add an extra layer of security to check unwarranted intrusion, theft, and harm to you.Here are essential home security tips you need to keep your new home safe.

Change the locks

A new home is an investment, and you don't want to lose it, or parts of it, to burglars. Old locks are vulnerable to lock picks if they are not the latest, more advanced types. Also, chances are someone else out there is still holding on to the key of your home. Therefore, the first thing to do when you move into a new house is to change all the locks to your outside doors.

Install an alarm and motion sensors

This security measure is one of the best ways to protect your home from burglary. These alarms come in different designs and technicalities for every budget. Also, consider installing motion sensitive outdoor lamps to pick any strange movement within your perimeter.

Install a video doorbell

With a video doorbell, you get visuals of everyone approaching your door. Some come with motion sensors and are even smart enough to transmit to your smartphone when you're away from home.

Video doorbells come with a two-way audio system as well. For instance, if you're in or away, you can communicate with anyone at your door.

Landscape your yard

If there are tall hedges, obstructing trees or bushes that can serve as hideouts for burglars, you are playing cards in their favor. It is best to get those shears to work. Trim hedges, cut branches of trees and if you must have the bushes, consider installing lighting fixtures there to scare the bad guys away.

The aim of landscaping your yard is to deny burglars the chance to hide and plan hideous crimes. Also, when your yard is free from obstructions, you can see all that is going on outside with ease.

Though moving into a new home involves different processes, never neglect the security of your home. These tips have worked and will keep working. Stay safe!

About the Author
Author

Zarine, REALTOR®

With over two decades of real estate industry experience, Zarine focuses on the San Francisco Bay Area marketplace. From single family homes, condos, townhouses to multi-family residences. She works extensively with investors to upgrade, remodel sell residential and commercial properties. She has consistently been in the top 5 agents out of over 300 agents in the Company.

Zarine has been a Bay Area resident since 1977. She has been active in real estate since 1988. In addition to helping buyers and sellers find their dream home, Zarine and her husband Neville started investing in Real Estate in the Bay Area since 1978. They own and maintain several rental properties and also regularly purchase, fix, and sell homes. They have a team of contractors, landscapers, and tradespeople that they can recommend. They built our own home from scratch and worked closely with the architect in the vision and design. Together, they are involved in every aspect of real estate and live it daily.

Having traveled extensively around the world, Zarine is able to accommodate each of her clients’ unique needs, and prides herself on being a strong listener and communicator. Zarine’ s communication skills are an integral part of her success in real estate. She meets clients from all walks of life and dedicates herself to understanding each of their needs and goals. Zarine and Neville love what they do and have won several awards over the years. They are dedicated and have been with J.F.Finnegan brokers since 1995. In turn their clients are loyal as 95% of their business is from referrals. Real estate is more than just a profession to them; it is their hobby and passion.

PERSONAL INTERESTS:

Originally from Bombay, Zarine and Neville go back to India to visit family. They have travelled extensively around the world and love their annual escape to Maui. Zarine enjoys cooking, entertaining, gardening, reading, movies, and life! They have two daughters who live in San Francisco and their joy in their life are their three grandchildren.

AWARDS:

  • 2016 Emerald Elite #2 in the whole Company
  • 2015 Emerald Elite # 3 in the whole Company
  • 2014 Platinum Award #5 in the Company
  • 2013 Emerald Elite #1 Team in the Company
  • 2012 Platinum Award #1 Team in the Company
  • 2011 Platinum Award #1 Team in the Company
  • 2010 Masters Award #1 Team in the Company
  • Consistently Among the top 3 individual agents of over 300 agents at BHG
  • Chairman's Circle (Consistent Winners 2001, 2002, 2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009)
  • Winners of SAMCAR “SAMMY AWARDS”
  • San Mateo Association of Realtors (SAMCAR),California Association of Realtors (CAR), National Association of Realtors (NAR) San Jose Apartment Owners Association
  • Fine Homes Specialists, E Certified, Bankers Preferred Mortgage, CARTUS Relocation Certified