Elgin is one of the most up and coming cities in Illinois, let alone the Midwest.
Because Elgin is estimated to be the second largest city in Illinois in the past 40 years (no no, the mayor said IN 40 years Elgin will be the second biggest city), it is no surprise that the city is growing very quickly. Inspite of the rapid developments, Elgin has made sure to preserve the countless parks and hiking trails while simultaneously lining streets with trendy bars and restaurants, making Elgin the perfect mix of recreation and conservation. The city is also full of old Victorian homes and other architectural preservations, like the Elgin Public Museum, which just so happens to be the oldest building in Illinois.
While all of these qualities make Elgin a great place to live, we at Sentry Security know moving can be very stressful no matter where you’re moving to. That’s why we have come up with some helpful tips for an easy and hassle free move to the wonderful city of Elgin, Illinois.
Elgin may be a safe city, but it’s always important to have a sophisticated, up to date, and properly working security system set up in your new home. Sentry Security installs, services, and monitors security systems, while also providing new homeowners with fire alarm systems, video surveillance and access control systems.
We are there for you and your family 24 hours a day, seven days a week with our comprehensive monitoring services which include perimeter protection, interior motion detection, fire alarms, and carbon monoxide, sump pump, and low temperature supervisory alarms.
Before moving into your new home, make sure to follow these steps in order to insure that your home is safe and ready to live in.
1. Make sure to change the locks. If you’re moving into a previously lived in home, make sure that you change all of the locks so that you are the only people who can get in.
2. Install automatic timers. Burglars look for homes that look like no one is home. So even when you’re away, make sure that you have lights that will always be on, giving the appearance that someone is always home.
3. Conceal wiring. Often times robbers will try to cut the cords of security systems in order to get easy access into your home. Solve this problem by making sure that all of your wires are always hidden.
4. Become familiar with your surroundings. Take a walk around your neighborhood and even try to introduce yourself to your neighbors. You never know when you might need to call on someone for help, or someone to have a poker night with!
Sentry Security understands that moving can be a stressful time, but we aim to make the process as easy as possible by fulfilling your needs for effective security, asset protection, and dedication to giving you the peace of mind you and your family deserve. So if you’re moving to Elgin just follow these steps and give us a call to help you set up all your security needs.