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Home Security for Your New Home: What Not to Do

When using your West Palm movers to get settled into a new home, chances are that you will want to make sure it is as burglar-proof as possible. But did you know that some of the most common ways that families secure their homes often attract more burglars?

Especially with the holiday’s right around the corner, there are tons of traveling families who leave their homes empty, making their entire neighborhood a target for burglary. Your West Palm moving company knows that the last thing you want to deal with right after you finish getting settled into your new home is someone breaking in and not only undoing all of the hard work you have done, but also stealing precious valuables.

In order to make sure that the first holiday season spent in your new home does not get ruined, make sure to check out this list from All My Sons Moving & Storage of what not to do when adding home security for your new home. With over 20 years’ experience moving families like yours into new homes, your West Palm movers know a thing or two about making sure your home is protected – the right way!

According to The Co-operative Insurance Company, who polled 25 former burglars, these are the top don’ts when it comes to installing security measures into your new home.

Don’t: Leave your lights on. The age-old trick of leaving your lights on when you go out of town might actually be attracting burglars instead of helping get rid of them. Not only does it jack your electric bill up, but it also sends a red flag to burglars that you are not home. Your West Palm movers suggest installing movement-activated security lights instead. That way, you not only save money, but you also don’t provoke any potential home invasions.

Don’t: Put up a ‘Beware of the Dog’ sign. Especially don’t do this if you do not actually have a dog. Most people that have dogs do not have to put up signs warning to potential intruders that they are there – the dogs let people know they are there by barking. According to the 25 former burglars polled, a family who has their West Palm moving company unpack a ‘Beware of the Dog’ sign puts a bullseye on their door for future home invasions.

Don’t: Forgo a monitored burglar alarm. Installing a basic alarm once your West Palm movers finish unloading all of your belongings simply won’t make the cut anymore. Often times, alarms are ignored, or response times to alerts are slow. By then, all of your precious valuables could be long gone! Avoid a damper being put on your new home by opting for a monitored burglar alarm instead; not only are monitored burglar alarms more trusted, but they also have a faster response time and come with around-the-clock surveillance by a professional security team.