If you are moving into a new home and you have to update the electronics around the property, and you worry about crime, there are some things to take into consideration. If you put boxes to the side of the road that your electronics arrived in or if someone saw the moving trucks and items, your house may be a target. Here are a few of the things you'll want to consider doing to make sure that you are safe, along with your belongings.
A home alarm system should be a must-have item when you move into the home. This way you can see if someone triggered the system when you aren't home, and you are notified of concerns while in the home. Systems today don't just notify you when the entrances have been disrupted while activated, but they also can:
- Detect gas leaks
- Signal if high temperatures, smoke or fire are detected
- Control the HVAC System
These are just some of the things that you can look for in a security system. What you look for is up to you, based on the amount of security you need. If you have a home safe, you can have the safe linked with your home security system.
Electronic Location Devices
You could consider putting electronic location devices in your items, so if the items are removed from your property you can track them. This is a great way to keep track of your items if you are very concerned about theft, and for the authorities to locate the items and have them returned.
Be sure that the theft coverage on your insurance plan can accurately cover all the items in your house that would be targeted and that could be stolen. You don't want to have the items stolen, and then realize that you don't have enough home owner's theft coverage to replace the items.
If you are moving into an area where you are going to worry about having your house broken into, and you want to make sure that none of your items are stolen, these are some of the things that you can do to prepare for the situation. You don't want to get stuck having to replace your own items out of pocket, and your homeowners insurance company may give you a discount when you have a home security alarm system installed by them.