A home is supposed to be a safe haven;and the first line of defense against intruders are door locks. A locksmith will be available in case there is an emergency, but to make sure that your home and your loved ones are safe, you need to be proactive about your door locks.
Get them replaced or upgraded when the time is right to prevent any mishaps. Here are situations where you should get your locks replaced.
Moving into a new home
Even thoughthe old owner claims to have handed over all the keys, you can never be sure. When the house is for sale, there is a lock box in front of the house which is accessible by the agents and inspectors. Anybody could have taken a spare key from the box or had one copied. Get the locks replaced the first day you move in.
Losing your keys
You need to keep track of all your spare keys. In case you find out that a spare key is missing, and is nowhere to be found, get your locks replaced or rekeyed.
There is a possibility that the keys have been stolen, which makes your house vulnerable to burglary.
If you have any property that you rent out, always get the lock replaced after a tenant moves out. Again, even if the previous tenant has returned all the keys, you can never be sure. Getting new locks is the only way to ensure safety. The same applies for when a roommate moves out.
Burglaries in neighborhood
If you hear about a burglary in the neighborhood, that is the time to act. Get deadbolts installed immediately to beef up the security of your house. A burglar is unlikely to get through a deadbolt lock, which are very difficult to open without the correct key.
Worn out locks
Locks are susceptible to general wear and tear just like everything else. If you see rust around your locks or your locks are becoming more difficult to open every day, they need replacement. Worn out locks are easier to pick making your house unsafe.
If you don’t want to go through the hassle of getting locks replaced, then try rekeying. It is a less expensive solution and gets the same results.
Another way to avoid getting locks changed is to go digital. Have electronic locks that open with codes. You can keep changing the codes every month, to ensure that your house is safe. They are a great option if you have baby-sitters or dog-watchers coming in your house frequently.
If you are looking to install, replace or repair locks in your home, give us a call on 915-740-0846. We are a locksmith service based in El Paso, and have years of experience in providing residential, commercial and automotive locksmith solutions. We also provide 24-hour locksmith services.
We believe in providing maximum security to your homes and your loved ones.