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Ensure Security in Your New Home

Home security is always a primary concern for homeowners, especially for those who are moving into an unfamiliar neighborhood. You may have done your homework and purchased a nice home in your dream location, but is it really safe? Stopover your local police station and do the research to be aware with some important matters. Here's a list of the three important things:
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Statistics
Check the rate of crimes and burglary in your area. If the location has low population, ask for recent incidents.  Also, check online whether or not your police department has been forced to reduce enforcements. The recession has many unpleasant effects.
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Neighborhood Watch
Most communities have established their own citizen patrol that cooperates with the local police department. Before your actual move, be sure to keep in touch with them. Expert criminals like to victimize unprepared newcomers. So attend the first meeting that is set to get to know your vigilant neighbors.
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Security Alarms
If you have set up an alarm system in your home, prepare plans on how to contact the local police. Make some backup plans in case of malfunction as well. If you have installed wireless alarm systems, then make sure it doesn't run out of batteries. Make a weekly check and don't hesitate to contact your security personnel if you encounter some problems.