Top 3 Tips to Secure Your New Home

Posted October 18, 2021 | First time home buyers

Home security is one of the top concerns of homeowners when moving into a new home. As a homeowner, it is your primary responsibility to keep not just your home safe, but also your family.

Here are some of the best ways you can secure your property so that you can sleep better at night. 

Secure doors and windows 

These features of your home should not only let you (or the wind and light) inside your home; they should also be able to keep trespassers and burglars safely out. Make sure they do by taking note of the following: 

  • Invest in solid wood or metal doors. These are harder for burglars to barge into. 
  • Lock it in. Experts advise using double cylinder deadbolt locks and chain locks for added protection.  
  • Install a peephole or video intercom. Prevent unwanted guests from coming in.
  • Use a door jammer.  Install a door jammer for sliding doors or windows to prevent burglars from breaking in. Make sure you know how to pull these out in the event of an emergency. 
  • Close the window. Add locks to windows, especially if they’re on the ground floor. Pull down the curtains and blinds to avoid unwanted attention at night or when you’re away.


Install sufficient lighting 

It is a well-known fact that well-lit streets reduce the crime rate in cities. The same principle applies to your home. Proper lighting can literally put your house on the spotlight - discouraging any shady activity. 

  • Install lights outside. Make sure your home has sufficient exterior lighting, especially on the front door, back door, and the garage. Replace busted light bulbs right away.
  • Keep some of the lights on. When the lights are on, people generally assume that somebody’s home. Keep a light inside the house turned on, especially when you plan to be gone for days.  
  • Use smart lights. Worried about your electric bill? Opt for either motion-activated, timer-operated, or smart lights instead. 



Get a camera or security system. 

Having a camera or security system in place makes sure your property is being watched – even when you’re not there. 

  • Camera or system? Homeowners now have many options to choose from in security cameras or systems. Choose one according to your needs and budget. 
  • Set up alerts. Some cameras can detect motion and can send alerts instantly to your smartphone.  
  • Add stickers or signs from security companies. 60% of burglars are dissuaded by the mere sign of an alarm, according to this study by the University of Carolina Department of Justice & Criminology. They are less likely to rob a secured property, whether or not you actually have home security (or just the sticker). 


Security starts with you

While most of these tips involve upgrading security features to your home, there are also simple and smart practices that you can do, such as: 

  • Double-check the door is locked before you leave the house. 
  • Re-route mail/deliveries to a relative or friend when gone for weeks. 
  • Keep the lawn well-kept.
  • Refrain from posting vacation plans on social media 

Choose a secure location

When choosing a house for your family to call home, one of the most important factors you need to consider is the location and security features of the development. Is the property located inside a village? Is the village entrance guarded? Are there security guards doing round-the-clock shifts? Checking these security features as part of your homebuying process gives you one less thing to worry about when you finally move in.

A village within a village, PlusHomes Casa Aurora offers its residents the ultimate privacy and security for a desirable suburban lifestyle. Located in Metro Manila’s northernmost city of Caloocan and just a few kilometers away from Bulacan, the development sits on a medium-sized parcel of land surrounded by a perimeter fence. With its own guardhouse and 24/7 security, PlusHomes Casa Aurora allows its residents to sleep soundly at night with no worries about their safety.

Enjoy a relaxing and secure lifestyle at PlusHomes Casa Aurora Caloocan. Phase Two of the development has just opened - don’t miss your chance to own your piece of suburban bliss in the North. Visit or send us a message at for more details.

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