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Safety tips for new homeowners

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Home security can often be overlooked in favor of more pressing issues for new homeowners. While fire alarms and working locks may be top of mind, there are other aspects of home security that can go unnoticed but are just as critical.

“New homeowners will address safety issues during the home inspection process, but home security goes far beyond that,” Jonathan Moore, 2015 Arkansas Realtors® Association President, said. “Home security helps homeowners settle into their new residence more safely, so the sooner measures are put in place the better.”

About three out of every four burglaries occur at a residential property, according to the FBI [Crime in the U.S., 2013]. The average home burglary results in a $2,322 loss.

Burglary is one of the most common household property crimes, and it’s also one of the easiest to prevent. Homeowners can only benefit from taking appropriate home security precautions.

Below is a list of home security tips for new homeowners:

Maintain your yard

Well-groomed landscaping is an important aspect of home security. By keeping your shrubbery trimmed, criminals are unable to hide behind them.

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