Life is precious and you deserve to live it happily and peacefully. That is possible only when you feel safe, secure, and protected. Your home or office must have appropriate security measures in place so that your life and assets remain protected. Locks are possibly the most common and most important safety equipment in your home/office.
It is recommended that you get quality locks installed and replace them regularly. Like every other vital system in your home or office, locks also need proper maintenance. If you ignore this fact, you endanger your security. You should consider changing locks if you face any of the following situations.
1. Moving into a New Home.
You do not know what the previous owner did with their house-keys. They might have shared them with friends, family, or others. All the keys may not be accounted for when you move-in. Why take a risk? Be on the safe side and change the locks.
2. Your Keys are Lost.
You should also change the locks if you have lost or misplaced your keys. What if some mischievous person has access to them? Even if your keys are returned to you by someone nice, you still should consider changing locks. Who knows if they were duplicated before being returned to you?
3. You Share Your Keys with a Constructor or Repairman.
Sometimes work is being done on your home and the repairman or constructor needs the key to access the home when you are not around. For example, if you are having a kitchen remodel done and they’re doing it while you are at work. After the project is done, you should get the locks changed after the project is done. You do not know if or how the keys have been compromised and it is just better to play it safe.
4. Separation or Divorce.
If you are going through a separation or divorce, consider changing the locks. Even if you trust the other person, you must be aware of the fact that valuables often become a reason of dispute. Don’t invite the trouble of coming home some day and find that your ex violated your space.
5. Your Roommates are Leaving.
Change the locks when your roommate moves out. No matter how much you trust them, once they leave, it is time to gain control over who has access to your home.
6. Your House Had a Break-in.
This one is kind of a no-brainer. Someone breaks in (or attempts to break-in) to your home and the security of your home is shot. Kaput! In order to avoid such incidents in the future, you should not only change the locks but also upgrade the overall security system of your home.
7. Your Locks are Old.
Given the fact that locks become antiquated over the time and security techniques evolve, it is critical to change the locks after regular intervals to ensure your safety.
Contact your local locksmith to change the locks and assess the overall security system of your home at regular intervals. A-1 Locksmith of the Palm Beaches, Inc. is one of the area’s top provider of locksmith services. Having over 23 years of experience in the field, A-1 Locksmith of the Palm Beaches, Inc. excels in both residential and commercial locksmith services. All our technicians are licensed and insured, genuinely professional and fully reliable. Call us, we’re here to help!