Fire And Security Checklist For Your New Property


When buying a new home, there are some things that are vital to consider for your safety and security. Whether this is your first ever property or you want to ensure maximum protection for your next house, it’s important to be prepared. At KBO Security, we want you to be as safe as possible in your new property. We are always on hand to provide advice and guidance. Here are some security tips for your new home. These can ensure you feel as safe as possible from any external security risks and make sure you are alerted if there is any kind of fire in your property too.

Check your smoke alarms.

Fire safety is not something to disregard. If a fire occurs in your home, it can take years to rebuild your life again. Imagine losing your most precious possessions and your home from something that you could have taken precautions for. You need a system in place that can alert you at the first sign of a fire so you can take action straight away. At KBO Security, we offer residential fire alarm installations, with fire detection systems, wireless fire detection systems, and even remote monitoring.

Secure your windows and doors.

When moving into a new property, security often isn’t the first thing you think of. It can be forgotten about with all the excitement and may be something you consider later on. Ensuring your windows and doors are secure can prevent burglars from getting into your property and also alert you if somebody tries. A burglar will most likely try to get in through your windows and doors and this may be the first place they try as windows and doors are easy access points. It’s better to be prepared for a worst case scenario. Just shutting your windows and doors will not be enough. Consider secure locks to protect your home, withstanding attempts of forced entry.  Ensure all of your locks are in perfect condition and consider yale locks for that extra added protection. At KBO Security we can also assess the condition and safety of your existing locks and our expert trained locksmiths can provide you something a lot more secure.

Do not leave your keys under the mat.

We know how tempting this is. Depending on what stage you’re at with your move, you may only have one set of keys for your new property. Burglars are going to be aware of this trick and will consider checking there before attempting to force their way in. Combination padlocks and security chains are worth looking into for extra security. Do not leave your keys under the mat.

Install a home security system.

Choosing to install a home security system could be the safest decision you make. It will deter burglars if they see you have a security system installed and also alert you to any possible intruders. Visual surveillance can monitor your home all day, every day, ensuring that if something goes wrong you’re there to see it first hand. It can give you peace of mind knowing you can check in on your new property when you’re away from it. Get your home security system installed from a reputable provider. At KBO Security, our highly skilled and passionate team will make sure you have everything you need to guarantee maximum protection from crime.

Check the crime rates in your area.

Perhaps you had already considered this before moving to your new property. If you are still deciding where to move to, this could be a good step to maximise your safety. Do your research and consider moving to an area with lower crime rates for that initial peace of mind. Even so, maximum protection from crime should still be your priority. It’s important to be prepared for a worst case scenario. You can make sure your new neighbourhood is a safe place to live in before you move there.

At KBO, we will go the extra mile to make sure you feel safe in your new home.

Your safety comes before everything. At KBO Security, we know you want a security provider that you can trust. We are able to service your property’s existing smoke alarm and check that everything is in order, rectifying things if they are not. We can also assess your new property for any security concerns that you may have and find the right kind of protection for you. Whether you simply need some advice or want us to expand on our security tips, we’re here to help you with your new home. Get in touch with a member of our friendly team today on 0800 999 60 70. Let us make sure your new property is as secure as it can be.