New Locks for a New Life

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New Locks for a New Life

My husband was married to another woman briefly before he married me. Unfortunately, the marriage ended badly with no hope of reconciliation. During the first few months after his divorce, my spouse did many things to get his life back on the right track again. To save money, he refinanced his home. To give him peace of mind, he also had new locks installed on the doors at his home. After installing these new safeguards, he could officially shut the door on his past. He no longer had to worry about his former wife having access to his home. On this blog, you will learn how to install new locks for your new life.

When Do You Need A Residential Locksmith To Change Your Locks?

Have you recently moved houses? Improving your home's security should be at the top of your to-do list. You need a residential locksmith to upgrade your locks before moving into the new house. Locks are the frontline against home invasion attacks and petty thievery. Changing the locks can save your family from serious insecurity. It is also advisable to have the job handled by a locksmith who can assess your family's movements and recommend high-security but convenient locks. When should you change locks? 

1. After Moving Houses

If you are moving into another house, you need to change all your locks. The locks might have been compromised by a previous tenant who lost the keys. You should never assume anything about the previous occupant of the house. This can be dangerous since a previous occupant may have copies of their keys.

2. After a Break-in Attempt   

If there has been a successful or unsuccessful break-in, you should get new locks to avoid future break-ins. This also applies if you notice any damage to your locks, whether they have been tampered with or not. 

You should have the locks checked for any signs of damage and have them replaced if there is even a possibility that someone could use the damaged lock to gain entry.  

3. After Losing Keys   

Since you already know you've lost your keys, it would be wise to have a residential locksmith change all your locks as soon as possible. If you suspect that someone else has a copy of your keys or may have found them, you should change them immediately. Even if you don't suspect anyone, it is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to securing your home properly. 

4. To Upgrade Old and Broken Locks   

Do you have locks that are several decades old? You should consider upgrading them to enjoy the benefits of modern locks. For example, a biometric lock offers higher security but more convenience. 

5. When a Roommate Moves In or Out   

If you have a roommate move in or out of your house, you should change the locks. This is because you do not know who will be given copies of the keys to your home, and you want to make sure that only you and your family have access to your home. Changing the locks ensures only specified people will access your home.

Are you concerned your home locks are not secure enough? Talk to a residential locksmith about upgrading your locks for enhanced security.