Security tips for home buyers

With spring time finally here the real estate market is seeing a rise in home sales as people purchase new homes. After all, it’s part of the American dream to have your own home, white picket fence and all.

First time home buyers home security

Here are three tips to improve security in a new home.

  • New home owners should pay particular attention to the type of locks the contractor used. External doors should have a deadbolt lock in addition to the regular knob type lock. Deadbolt locks make it more difficult for burglars to break in and provide better security against a forced entry. There are many different type of deadbolt locks available that are decorative, add value to the home and provide an increased level of security.
  • To deter entry through windows you’ll need more than the existing window latch. Casement windows can be secured with a device similar to a door bolt that locks with a key. To keep thieves from lifting a sliding door or window out of its tracks drive a screw through the track.
  • Consider installing a security camera – they have become very affordable and many allow the homeowner to watch the house with a smart phone.

Have a question about how to improve door locks for your Connecticut residential property? Email Jim Arsenault or call him at 860-678-9797.

2 thoughts on “Security tips for home buyers”

  1. Hi, I wish I had this information when I bought my house. I didn’t have the right lock on my front door and the house was broken into. Live and learn.

    1. Hi Terry, we’re sorry to hear that you had this bad experience. Unfortunately bad things happen to good people…

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