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Home Security During a Move

August 3, 2018

As summer winds down, many people are finalizing their moving plans and getting settled in new homes. Summer is the peak moving season in much of the country because people want to take advantage of warm weather and get kids settled before school starts.

Unfortunately, one thing that many people forget to plan for during their move is home security. You need to keep your old house secure during the move, protect your belongings in transit, and set up appropriate security at your new home.

Here’s how to make this process simple!


Keep an Eye Out for Suspicious Activity

Thieves know that a family that is moving is in a bit of disarray. Especially on moving day, there are a lot of people coming and going. A thief may try to watch your activity and take your belongings when you aren’t paying attention.

Thieves can also simply come in as if they are part of the moving crew and take something, leaving before anyone realizes that something has happened.

Make sure that you are aware who is on the moving crew, and keep an eye out for anyone who doesn’t belong.


Don’t Disarm Your Home Security Equipment

If you’re moving or expecting a crew at your house, you may decide to disable your security to avoid any accidental triggers.

Unfortunately, this removes your protection during a time that you’re vulnerable. Keep your home security systems engaged and active at all times.

The safest thing you can do is to be present while others are in or around your home. That way a moving crew doesn’t take anything, and neither does an unknown thief.


Ask Neighbors to Be Vigilant

Your neighbors can help you keep an eye on your home security, especially if your home is going to be empty for any amount of time during the move.

You’re going to be very busy packing, cleaning, and supervising the move. As a result, it pays to have outside eyes keeping track of what’s going on. Your neighbors can let you know if they see suspicious activity, or call police if there are thieves.


Choose Professional Movers

One way to keep your belongings secure is to hire professional movers. It may be cheaper to have your friends bring their friends, but doing so puts your home security at risk.

Be sure to research moving companies carefully, so that you can avoid scams and frauds. You also want to make sure the company is licensed and has proper insurance.

Finally, you need to make sure they are trustworthy. A super-low price or a too-good-to-be-true deal could result in the movers disappearing with your belongings!


Move Your Security System to Your New Home

The final step in your move is to make sure you move your security system to the new location. Most companies allow you to move your security cameras and monitoring systems fairly easily. However, it’s important to contact them in advance so that they can plan everything properly.

Ensuring your home security at your new house is just as important as it was at the old one. If you need new security systems or need help with smart home technology, we’re here to help. Contact us today!