Protecting your new home isn’t just about keeping burglars at bay. It’s also about making sure you have everything you need to care for your new space. This checklist includes new home must haves that we think are essential for every new homeowner, but if there are others we haven’t listed, let us know so we can keep growing it!
Must buy: Smart locks
You’ve just moved into your dream home, but it’s not long before you realize you don’t have enough keys or have misplaced them. With a smart lock, you no longer have to worry about losing your keys or having them stolen. Smart locks can be paired with a keypad to provide one-touch entry, allowing you to add codes for trusted people to enter your home without the need for multiple sets of keys. A smart lock is a great way to ensure peace of mind for both new and existing homeowners by providing an added layer of security on top of our home alarm systems
How do you know your home is secure? With Globelink Security Alarm & Security, the smart home system designed to keep you and your family safe. Globelink can be used alone or as part of a whole-home security solution with professional monitoring.
Must buy: Smart thermostat
A smart thermostat can start saving energy right away, simply by setting your cooling or heating back when you’re not home. Because it’s connected to your security system, a smart thermostat knows exactly when you’re home or not—ensuring that you get savings when you’re away and comfort when you’re there. It also has some very smart extra ways to save you energy, like adjusting its own temperature if a window has been left open when the AC is on. A smart thermostat will tell you what needs fixing at home so that you don’t have to worry about it.
Must buy: New blinds or window treatments
Add window coverings to your new home. Blinds and curtains can help improve privacy, while still letting light in. Other window treatments, like shutters and shades, offer great insulation benefits by keeping drafty windows warm in the winter and cool during summer months.
Must buy: Fire extinguisher
When it comes to safety, fire extinguishers are a smart investment. They can help put out small fires and prevent them from spreading to other locations in your new home. In the event of a fire emergency, having one on hand could make all the difference.
Must buy: Connected smoke alarms
The last thing you want is a fire emergency, but that’s the exact reason why you need to prepare for it. Smart connected alarms work together to alert everyone who may be in different areas of your home. Your smart system will also contact the authorities immediately to get you help. And canceling a false alarm is as easy as tapping your smartphone.
Must buy: First aid kit
Pick up a first aid kit before you start unpacking or moving furniture around in your new home, in case there’s any bumps or bruises along the way.
Must buy: Tool kit
It’s a rite of passage for every new homeowner to buy a tool kit: you can’t have fun fixing things around the house unless you have the right tool for every job.
Must buy: Flashlights
Don’t wait until the lights go out to wish you had bought a couple of flashlights beforehand. Add them to your ‘things for the house’ checklist now, so you don’t forget later.
Side note: keep flashlights in easy-to-find areas of the house and don’t forget to stock (and change) the batteries!
Must buy: Video doorbell
Always know who’s at your door, even when you’re not home with the Globelink Security & Alarm Monitoring touchless doorbell. See who’s at the door instantly by opening your doorbell’s live video feed. Its HD vision, HDR, and night vision technology ensure you’ll have a clear view while you talk to your visitor over two-way audio.
Must buy: Surge protectors & extension cords
Don’t blow a fuse even if you blow a fuse. Keep new appliances and electronics plugged in safely with surge protectors. And unless you have outlets every couple of feet along the floor, you’ll probably need to pick up a couple of extension cords, too.
Speaking of outlets, installing smart plugs around your home is another quick and easy way to save energy. When you leave devices like TVs, game consoles, and coffee machines plugged in even when they’re “off,” they still draw energy.
Smart plugs eliminate this waste by cutting the power supply to these devices when you don’t need them. You can control your smart plugs with your Globelink Security app or a voice-activated Scene, or simply schedule them to turn off at night.
Must buy: Outdoor video cameras & lights
Keep a watchful eye on your property with connected home video surveillance cameras and think about installing motion-sensor outdoor lights for added safety and convenience. See exactly who’s roaming around in the dark—whether it’s a critter welcoming you to the neighborhood or something more serious.
Must buy: Outdoor storage protection
Your outdoor property is a big part of your new home investment and you want to keep it and your belongings, like your lawn mower, grill, or boat sitting in your back yard safe. Specialized outdoor contact sensors work with your connected home security system to keep free standing structures safe. When attached to a gate or shed door, these rugged sensors alert you in the event of movement and you can take action from anywhere.
Best buy: Connected home security system
The latest smart home security systems don’t just give you peace of mind; they can also take care of several common problems from day one, making an instant impact on your new home’s to-do list.
A smart security system protects and manages your entire home, with a variety of options you can customize like wireless contact sensors for doors and windows and also video cameras with alerts and live streaming. Help avoid damage to your home with safety devices like connected smoke detectors, and a smart water valve that provides alerts and shut-down measures when a water leak, freeze, or floods is detected.
Globelink Security and Alarm powered systems are professionally monitored for emergencies and come with proactive intelligence that starts protecting your home and family immediately.
Globelink Security professionals will work with you to customize a smart home security system for your home accessible via the Globelink Security & Alarm Monitoring app, which keeps you connected to home with security alerts and more.
Getting connected with a Globelink Security & Alarm monitoring licensed security professional is the fastest way to put your mind at ease and secure your new home properly, whether you’re building your home security system from the ground up, looking to upgrade what’s already been installed, or not sure exactly where to begin.
Protect your new investment from the start and keep your family, property, and all your belongings safe and connected. Welcome home!