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Recently bought a home? Here are a few top tips when securing your new home.

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Buying a home in Ireland can be an exciting yet daunting process. Especially in 2024 when the housing market is evolving and the high interest rates don’t seem to be going anywhere, any time soon. If you have bought a home, we hope the stress of saving for the deposit and securing the mortgage is over! Now the fun part of decorating your new home begins! But what if we told you, newly bought homes are vulnerable to burglars as you are most likely coming and going as you move your belongings in. Leaving your new home vacant, with new appliances can increase your risk of getting targeted, so home security should be something to think about. To help you get back to the fun stuff, here are some simple things you can do to secure your home.

  • Secure your doors

Don’t help a burglar stroll in through the front door. Inspect all of your entry points to make sure the doors have locks or if it has a post slot, that someone can’t reach through it to unlock the door. If you’re moving into a home that someone else used to call home, change the door locks. That way you won’t have strangers out there with a key to your house. A simple add on to your entry point would be a doorbell camera. The HomeSecure doorbell camera can be added onto your system and even comes with night vision and two-way audio, to give you peace of mind 24/7.

  • Light up

A phrase we like to use here at HomeSecure is ‘lock up and light up’. Even if you aren’t at home, we advise to leave a light on to deter would be burglars. If you are leaving the house vacant for a number of days while you prepare to move in, a lamp with a smart plug could be a good option. Nobody wants to leave a light on for too long, especially with the soring cost of the electricity bills. With a smart plug, you can set a timer for a light to come on at certain times, keeping a burglar at bay making the house look occupied.

  • Add some security cameras

Investing in home security cameras early on can help you keep an eye on your new home as you move in. Not only can they be handy for keeping an eye on the house as you are busy packing boxes, but they can also be used to keep track of deliveries. If you are expecting deliveries for your new home, it could be handy to invest in an external camera to keep an eye of the coming and goings in your new home. The HomeSecure external cameras come with an app, so you can see the footage in real time.

  • Invest in a security system

Now for the most important item, you probably are in the process of moving in to your new home and a security system would be the last thing on your mind. There are many different systems on the market from an unmonitored system to monitored system like HomeSecure’s. In our unbiased opinion, we believe investing in a monitored system will give you that peace of mind knowing our new home is protected at all times. Owning a monitored alarm can significantly reduce the amount of false alarms. Our team will ring you immediately if your alarm was to sound, allowing you to confirm if it was a false alarm or even let them know if a pet triggered it. After all, if you have moved into a new home in a new estate an alarm constantly ringing could annoy your new neighbours, not a great start to moving into a new area!

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The HomeSecure system is not only wireless, so no drilling into your freshly painted walls, but they are modern blending in with the new home look. There are two main modes of the system, The Stay Mode, this arms all perimeter sensors, so you’re secured against break-in attempts. This lets you walk around your house and be protected, without worrying about false alarms. The Away Mode, protects your home when you are not around, probably the main reason people get an alarm. The HomeSecure system comes with a free app allowing you to not only set the system but also check the status of the alarm.

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We hope we helped bring some peace of mind to you as you move into your home this year. Taking a pro-active approach to home security as you move in to a new home will benefit you in the long run. There are many ways to keep your home secured, if you would like to talk to a sales agent about getting the HomeSecure monitored alarm contact us on 01 920 3787.

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