A new home is like a blank canvas. It is just waiting for you to add a little color and personality. But before you get into the latest paint colors and decor tends, first consider making your new home safe. From air quality monitoring and smart lighting to security systems and window locks, these are the safety precautions you should consider when moving into a new home.

Essential Air Quality Monitoring

We all think of our homes as a safe place. However, experts say that indoors can be five times more polluted than outdoors. Common things around the home like appliances, furniture, fireplaces and candles, cleaning products and even toys produce volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Frequent exposure to VOCs can cause a number of health conditions. Unfortunately, these pollutants are not easy to detect. With an air quality monitor like Eve, you can make sure that your home is safe. Eve works for you to monitor the VOC levels in your home. And can even be programmed to things like an air purifier or fan to keep conditions under control. Eve also tracks humidity and temperature, so your home is always the safest and most comfortable, too.

Contemporary Security Systems

Wherever you live, a home security system is a must-have. Today’s contemporary security camera systems from Lorex offer more options than ever before, including features like 4K picture, zoom lens, color night vision and audio. And these new high-tech cameras and systems are also easier to set up and use than their predecessors. Additionally, Lorex systems can connect to your smartphone so you can see activity around your home, even if you’re not there. Rest easy knowing that your home is protected, even when you and your family are away.

DIY Window Locks

Windows are a popular target for burglars. First floor windows are easy marks, and are most commonly targeted. Luckily, you can safeguard against potential break-ins by properly securing the windows around your home. There are a variety of lock options that keep windows sealed and your home safe. Whether you want a key and lock system for sliding windows or a locking pin for double-hung windows, there’s a secure option for every window in your home.

Smart Lighting Options

On the surface, smart lighting options like Philips Hue might seem like a good investment strictly for convenience. With the smart lighting system, you can control all of the lights in your home with just one tap on your smartphone or device. In addition to the long list of customization options and convenience this smart lighting system brings into the home, Philips Hue also offers features that promote safety. With automation options, Hue lights can automatically turn on when you arrive home in the dark or mimic your presence at home by switching on and off when you and your family are away. Hue can even be programed to sense motion, inside and out, discouraging would-be criminals from making your home a target. And ultimately making your new home a safer place to live.

Making security a priority can make your new house feel like a home. And with automated systems like home security, smart lighting and air quality monitoring, you can make more time for what’s most important — family.