Have you ever suffered from information overload? It’s becoming more and more common with all the internet has to offer. This holds true for practically any subject, including a simple thing like choosing the best locks for your home security. There’s so much to consider, and plenty of options to choose from, so how do you sift thru it all and choose the best lock? We’ve compiled a list of 7 tips you can use to whittle down to the right option for your situation.
1. Evaluate how secure your neighborhood is:
If you have lived there for several years, you probably have a good idea already. If not, SafeWise lists several online sites you can use as tools to help you make that assessment. On these sites, you can search for data about crime in your neighborhood.
2. Determine how old your current locks are:
Are they the same locks the developer installed? Do they look worn? Do you remember installing them?
3. Determine the condition or your current locks:
Do the locks still function smoothly and reliably with the door open? If they don’t, you need a new lock. If they do, try it with the door closed. If they work with the door open, but not when it closed, the problem is not with the lock. The problem is with the lock’s installation or with the door is sagging. Your locksmith can help you make adjustments.
4. Determine how secure you need your home to be:
This question combines your evaluation in Tip #1, who is living in your home, and the value of your property in your home. Do vulnerable people (children and elderly) live with you? Do you have a lot of high-value property?
5. Consult a locksmith in your area:
There are several types of locks to choose from. In fact, there are a bewildering number of locks of each of those types available to you. How do you choose a lock? You can try to sort through all the advice on this subject available online or you can consult a locksmith in your area. This latter option may give you some confidence and save you a lot of time.
6. Balance the level of security you need with your budget:
The level of security you need (from Tip #4) now needs to be weighed against how much your new locks cost and what will fit in your budget.
7. Have your new locks installed by your local locksmith or install them yourself:
But streamline your search for new locks for the home and improve your home security by visiting us. We may be a bit biased, but we do feel that the 20 some odd years we’ve been doing business in West Palm Beach has given us some expertise and insight into what’s best for what function. Plus, we provide expert services that you may wish to take advantage of.
Visit our store or give us a call to see how we can help. Looking forward to working with you!
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