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First Time Cerritos Homeowners Safety Tips

2/12/2019 (Permalink)

First time Southern California homeowners can experience mixed feelings when moving in. At first it may be exciting to make the space feel like home. Very close if not at the top of the priority list though, is keeping all in the residence safe. These few vital steps are key to increasing safety for any resident and eliminating opportunity for crime.

  • Have an Alarm System

Alarm systems are configured so that, when set off, representatives from the alarm service can notify local authorities as swiftly as possible. In addition, most alarms come with a sign to post in front of your home. This alone is an effective deterrent to thieves.

  • Lighting

'Ok time to go, shut the lights off...right?' Saving energy is recommended, however, some interior lighting is another vital factor to notifying any individuals with ill intent that the home is active.  Realtor.com recommends using different lights at different times and staying away from leaving the same light on often. 

  • TV Watchers - The Real Heroes

Finally, with the TV on at a suitable volume the noise it emits is another sign of an occupied and safe home. So don't forget to set the DVR and have an extra batch of popcorn ready!

While owning a home for the first time can be an exciting experience, these steps will help keep all in your home safe. 

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