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Purchasing and moving into a new home is not only a great life experience but also an investment opportunity. And since you will naturally wish to protect that investment – as well as your family – you should do all you can to improve the security of your new investment. Here are 6 simple things you should do right away to secure your new home.

Hold a household meeting: Make sure everyone in your household is on board with the steps you will be taking to secure your home. Everyone – including the kids – should abide by common sense rules such as being sure that doors are locked when coming and going, not welcoming strangers into the home, etc.

Get to know your neighbors: Getting to know your neighbors is a simple and effective way to keep your home safe. By getting to know each of your neighbors you will be able to watch each other’s houses, which can be especially important when you go away for an extended period of time. You may also wish to inquire about formal neighborhood watch programs in your community. 

Keep your property well lit: Well placed lighting is one of the most effective ways to deter burglars who generally tend to avoid brightly lit places near and around houses. Try installing motion-activated lighting that switches on when someone walks near your property. This way potential burglars will always be kept guessing as to whether or not someone is at home.

Add foreboding signs: Signs like “This home is protected by a security system” or “Beware of Dog” posted around your home can make burglars wary of coming onto your property.

Hire a home security company: You can go the extra mile and have eyes on your property by hiring a home security company. They will be able to monitor your home 24/7. 

Eliminate hiding spots: Tall weeds, bushes and shrubs are not only unsightly; they are also potential hiding places for burglars as they approach your home. Therefore, be sure to trim and prune all plantings around your new home. 

There you have it. Those are just a few ideas for securing your home and family from intruders. If you are planning a move yourself please consider our Moving company in Agoura Hills. We offer full service moving in Los Angeles and surrounding areas and are here to answer any questions you may have about our company.