Home Security Tips for New Homeowners

Home Security Tips for New Homeowners

September 24, 2020

Buying a home, especially if it’s your first, can be an exciting and monumental time. But it can also be stressful. There’s a lot to think about when owning a new property, and one of your first considerations should be home security.

There are some simple solutions and adjustments you can make to your new home to create a safer environment for you and your loved ones.

Let’s think about your property in terms of key areas to secure. We’re providing tips, advice, and top recommendations for improving your home security.


Improving Door Locks

Okay, we had to start in our area of expertise. The front door is the single most important location to secure around your home. Not only is it the entrance that everyone approaches to ring or knock, but it is proven to be one of the most targeted areas for burglars.

In fact, around 34% of reported burglaries occurred through the front door. In many cases, the perpetrator simply tried the door and it was left unlocked.

Smart locks solve this issue outright. With the HU03 Smart Lock, you can set up pin codes for the whole family, depend on 30-second auto lock, and lock or unlock remotely with the Hugolog app.

Or, for a simpler and equally reliable version check out the HU01 Digital Door Lock. Rather than the backlit touchscreen of the HU03, this model has digital buttons on the keypad and does not connect to the app or allow for remote unlocking.

Either way, a smart lock with motorized deadbolt capabilities is a great way of improving your home security with a solution that ensures your front door is locked at all times. 


Home Security Cameras

Adding a layer of visual security to your home is always a great idea. Many home security cameras and home security camera systems are extremely easy to install and allow you to have instant visual access to your home.

Our partners over at LaView Security have a new range of WiFi home security cameras that make it easy to safely monitor any part of your home.

Like we said, the front door is a priority. Check out our collaboration with LaView Security where we bundled our smart locks with their doorbell cameras. We worked closely in development to make both products work together in the same app.

View the smart lock and video doorbell home security bundle here.


New Homeowners

Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

When we think of home security, we often think about cameras, complicated alarm systems, and other security-specific items. But some of the most important devices for home security are the most commonplace and even required items.

Our advice, make sure that your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide monitors are properly wired or properly powered with batteries. New homeowners can easily overlook these small details, but you’ll want all of these devices to be in working order for the safety of you and your family.


Increasing Window Security

With the front door and other entrances being the focal points of people’s security, they often forget to secure their windows.

Entry through windows is reported to occur in 23% of burglaries, coming second only to entry through the front door.

As a new homeowner, you’ll want to install blinds, to keep potentially dangerous eyes off of your family and possessions.

Further, you can look into upgraded locking mechanisms for your windows or sensors that set off alarms sounds when unexpectedly opened.



Controlled Landscaping for Home Security

Another practical solution for home security is assessing your landscaping. This may seem like a fairly innocuous part of your property, but new homeowners may not be aware that burglars look for any type of hiding places when casing a house.

Eliminating overgrown bushes and shrubs is always a good idea. Keep landscaping minimal and clear for your protection.


Maintain Your Lighting

Finally, we’ll leave you with one last practical tip for home security. When a light bulb goes out in or around the house, new homeowners may think it isn’t a big deal. We suggest you stay on top of these things.

Well-lit homes show signs of life and activity, which can deter crime just on sight. Consider motion-activated floodlights for the outdoors.

Look out for an update when our partners, LaView Security, release their new Floodlight WiFi Camera. It will feature motion-activated bright floodlights to ward off intruders as well as motion-triggered HD recording with push notifications right to your phone. It will be the ultimate outdoor solution for home security.

If you are a new homeowner, renter, or otherwise and you are looking to improve your home security with smart locks, give us a call at 626-566-7544. Our product experts are available for free consultations to answer any questions you may have and help you get the right smart lock solution for your home.

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