moving into a new house
Moving into a new house is an exciting time. But doing some work to your new home right away will make moving in feel less stressful. The first project you probably want to tackle is renovations. However, it’s important to prioritize your safety. One of the first things you should do in your new home is to do a security walkthrough and take note of any security issues. When choosing your locks and keys for your house, you may not know where to start.
Don’t let your home be vulnerable. In the long term, you don’t want to be paying for the consequences of your actions. Take the following steps before you settle in.
Do a Walkthrough
Before you start to change anything in your new home. First, compile all the data by analyzing what’s already there and ask yourself the following questions. Is there a door that has no key? Is there a door that opens with a simple push? Is there a door that simply won’t stay closed? Once you make note of all your security issues it’s important to contact a professional locksmith. Your local locksmith will also conduct a thorough security system audit to ensure no stone is left unturned.
If you attempt to solve a problem like this on your own, you could end up creating a bigger headache and cost yourself more than you would have had to pay. This is because during a heightened state of anxiety your first thought would be to damage the lock as you think you have no way of getting inside.
Change the Locks
This may seem like an obvious thing to do but a lot of people underestimate its importance. You don’t know how many other people have access to your keys. A simple door lock from a regular hardware store does not even meet the basic safety and quality standards. To avoid potential risk in the future, it’s best to simply have the locks changed. However, choosing a door lock needs careful thought and analysis, as it can help in the prevention of residential lockouts. It’s important to be aware of the various options available in the market and understand their requirements before you get an appropriate door lock.
Damaged or Stolen Keys
Long-distance moving can be stressful as there are a lot of things you have to organize before moving into your new home. Ensure you change your keys! Even though they might not seem to be damaged, keys are prone to break with long-term usage because they tend to wear out due to metal fatigue. If the key breaks inside the lock it can be difficult to remove. If your key has been stolen, change your locks immediately. Through this process, you’re preventing a possible burglary incident. Research has indicated that in 2020, there were 522,426 burglary incidents in the United States. Don’t leave anything to chance.
There are ways to make your move less stressful and that’s through quality security.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help as it can expedite your process and reduce your cortisol levels. Contact your local experts today!