For the sake of peace of mind and your belongings, keeping your home secure 24/7 is necessary, because a break-in can occur anytime. However, recent research indicates that most home burglaries happen during the day, around the time that family members are in the office, at school or in transit somewhere.
When burglars surveil your home, they usually inspect the front door first. Their next alternatives for entry include other common access points, a first-floor window or the backdoor.
Once these burglars are in your home, they can get away with anything. Typically, burglars first make their way to your master bedroom. After taking all your cash and valuables from there, they move on to other parts of your home and steal whatever they can find of value. On average, a homeowner loses $2,230 in a home burglary. As a homeowner, you don’t ever want to be put in this situation. The best way to prevent burglaries is by working together with your locksmith. Following are some services that these professionals can facilitate to help you secure your home better.
Repair or Replace Your Keys Immediately
Ever have a key that all of a sudden doesn’t open the door anymore? Keys, just like other tools and implements, are subject to wear and tear. As time goes by, they end up wearing out. The worst that could happen to you is your house key ends up breaking off while it is inside the lock.
If the key breaks before you are able to close your door, you are left unable to lock it at all. This makes your home vulnerable to a break-in throughout the day. On the other hand, if you break the key after you have already closed your door, you may be unable to get inside your home until the problem is fixed. At the same time, a broken key may end up damaging your lock permanently.
For these reasons and more, it is important to make sure your keys are repaired or replaced immediately. At the same time, you may also need to check your door locks, too.
Rekey Your Locks from Time to Time
Just like your keys, the condition of your home’s locks can degrade over time. The best way to make sure your locks are not attritioning is to rekey. Rekeying allows your locksmith the perfect opportunity to examine the lock’s condition and determine if you need to replace it. It may even have been improperly installed. If so, a locksmith can fix it and save you from an unpleasant surprise, not to mention loss of sleep.
Don’t leave your home security compromised. Have your keys and locks checked periodically to make sure they don’t need replacing. A locksmith can fix them right away to prevent burglars from gaining easy entry.
Coastal Contract Hardware is an experienced trustworthy locksmith, including installation and maintenance of locks and doors. We service areas in North and South Carolina such as Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City, North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Conway, Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island, and Horry County, SC and other surrounding areas. To find out more, get in touch by visiting our contact page and filling out the form or call us at 843-946-3500. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook as well!