How to improve home security when moving

Many people often overlook the importance of security when moving home. In this blog, we’re zeroing in on this facet of the process and offering you some important tips to help you stay safe.

Before looking for a new home, whether you are renting or buying, it is advisable to check on the safety of the area where you are thinking of moving to. You may choose to find data on the crime rate in the area from online sources, or talk to neighbours in the area about any anti-social issues. You may choose to have the locks changed on the new home if you are unsure if other people still have keys.

If there is a security system installed in the new home, make sure you have details of passwords, codes and installation information. If there is no security system, it would be wise to have one installed. Smart home security systems alert you to issues when you are away from the home, and many installers offer a free home security check and will recommend the best systems.

Home security is also about safety. If the wiring and electrical system is old, have it checked by an electrician to make sure it is safe. Make sure there are no trip hazards. If there are vulnerable people in the household, bathrooms should be installed with non-slip flooring.

Hire a trusted removal company to safely move your belongings. For Liverpool, Southport, St Helens and Allerton removals, talk to us at Merseyside Movers & Storers today. We’ll carefully transport your valuable possessions and arrange transit insurance.