One of the biggest concerns during the moving process is losing your new set of house keys. If this happens to you, what should you do? First, retrace your steps to try and figure out where you could have dropped them. Sometimes, though, it seems like they’ve just vaporized. So what do you do next? Join us as we find out the answers, such as rekeying, adding new locks, or upgrading.
Rekey Your Home
Your first option may be to rekey. Get in touch with your friendly local locksmiths at Village Lock & Key to see if this is possible. After all, you never know who might have picked up your lost house keys and kept them instead of returning them. Completely rebuilding a new set of locks can be potentially expensive, while rekeying is a relatively affordable option. If you are a first-time homeowner, it may be worth it to redo the locks and rekey your new home anyway. But this might not be possible when you rent a townhouse from a property management service.
Choose New Locks
In fact, it could be the property manager’s responsibility to oversee the placement of new locks. Even though you should switch your old keys for the new house keys as soon as you can, we can understand how it’s possible to forget in the hustle and bustle of moving and unpacking. But if you have complete authority over the type of locks you need, then make sure the lock can’t be bumped, easily accessed from a window, and features a double deadbolt.
Upgrade Your Security
Once you have acquired new house keys, and have changed your locks, some congratulations are in order. Now then, don’t forget to consider upgrading your home security. No matter whether you are in or out, you always want to feel confident that your family is as safe as can be. Installing smart locks and home automation represent the next step in the evolution of your home’s security system. You can interact with these locks with your phone or an accessory attached to your keyring. Also, this doesn’t mean you have to give up on using physical house keys. It just means your home will be even safer with keyless entry systems, and you have options if you get locked out when you come home.
Village Lock & Key is the Key to Your Success!
You might wonder, what makes us unique? We’re the only locksmith shop in all of Howard County, Maryland. Visit our location at 8970C Old Annapolis Road in Columbia, or reach us over the phone at 410-997-5969 (local calls) or toll-free at 800-966-9911. Are you on social media? Come and find us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn!