If you’re like me when buying a new home, you’re excited beyond belief. The furniture is coming soon, your movers have your boxes organized, and the landscaper is outside installing a new garden. You are busy but excited and love the new digs. Life is great and then BAM! Your home is invaded by a stranger and your valuables are taken right from under you. What?! How did that happen?
New home owners are vulnerable to break ins. This is because your locks are not really YOUR locks. The people that lived in your home before you might have lent out keys, kept a key, or know about a window that doesn’t lock. Before calling the landscaper and maybe even before calling the movers you should call a local locksmith. This is very important and it should be the first thing on your to-do list.
What should you have your locksmith do first? It’s simple really, ask your local locksmith to canvas your new home and find the most vulnerable spots. I say you should replace all the outside locks in your home, but listen to what your locksmith professional has to say first. Imagine the sense of relief and security you will feel after installing brand new locks on your home. Safe and secure!
What will a locksmith most likely tell you? Well replacing the locks on the outside of your home will be the most important thing to do first. After installing new outside locks, you might want to install new locks on your windows. Your home security is only as strong as the weakest entry point! There are many options available and ask your local locksmith what new security technologies you can install at your home. You can never be too safe!