Now that the new year is here, it’s time to look forward to the future. One question to ask yourself is how old your locks are. Home security is no joke, and making your house as secure as possible is always a good goal to strive for even if you already made a resolution for the next twelve months!
Get Some New Hardware
If you’re planning to move into a new home, then it is worth it to invest in some new locks. After all, you never know if the previous tenants actually returned their keys or discarded them in other ways. By getting new keys cut and new locks installed, you can rest easy knowing that strangers won’t be able to let themselves in while expecting someone else. Even if you plan to live alone with your pets, the peace of mind is worth it. Besides, you won’t want to lock yourself out by accident! Even if you do, at least you know who to call!
Change Window Locks
Although it’s often overlooked, you can change the locks on your windows as well. This step is important, but it may not always be necessary. That said, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Once you have moved in, get in touch with a local locksmith company that you know that you can trust. By doing this, you can get an honest assessment of the vulnerabilities in your home’s security. Faulty window locks are much easier to break through, so if they are too old, then consider replacing them. Another option is to completely revamp the windows – getting replacement windows installed helps boost your energy efficiency, increases curb appeal, and helps ensure that your home is more secure than it was before,
Change Garage Door Locks
Another way to improve your home’s overall security is to change the garage door locks. Every garage door is different, especially if they are several decades old as opposed to being less than ten years old. By changing your garage door’s lock, you can make sure it will open and close more easily unless you want it to stay shut. Some doors are connected to automatic receivers that clip into your car, while others utilize keypad locks. In any case, getting the best new technology for the garage is in your best interests.
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