As a homeowner, you have worked hard to buy your house and everything that is in it. You want to take steps to make sure that your possessions are safe and secure, both when you are at home and at work or elsewhere. One of the best things you can do to protect your valuables is to make sure that you have a secure lock system in place. A residential locksmith can advise you about the best system for your needs and provide valuable services after installation.
Moving into a New Home
Moving into a brand new home (whether it is new construction or a previously occupied one) is an exciting time in anyone’s life. As a homeowner, you will have received keys when the sale closed. You don’t have any way of knowing whether there are any “extra” sets of keys that may have been given to anyone else in existence.
To ensure that you have the only sets in existence, arrange for a locksmith to come to your home to have your locks re-keyed. You will receive new keys and have the assurance that no other ones can be used to gain access to your home.
Have you ever locked yourself out of your house? It’s frustrating, especially when you realize as soon as the door closes behind you that you don’t have your key. You could try to get a ladder and break into your own house through a window, risking an injury and/or damage to your own property (as well as having to explain to the police what you are doing if a sharp-eyed neighbor who doesn’t recognize you spots what you are up to).
Some people decide to hide an extra key somewhere on their property so that they have a backup in case they get locked out. The only problem with placing a key under the mat or putting it over the door is that these types of hiding spots are very easy for potential thieves to find, too. They are experts in locating likely spots were a key might be located and once found, it won’t take them long to gain entry to your home.
A much better choice is to avoid giving a potential intruder the keys to your home and calling a residential locksmith to help you gain entry to your home. Emergency lockout services are available on a 24-hour basis and you will get the help you need to regain access to your home quickly.
For professional residential locksmith services, contact Locksmith Sarasota at (941) 281-4100. We are available 24 hours a day to serve you.