When moving to a new house, it’s not just the packing, moving, and unpacking that you need to factor into your moving expenses. Making sure you improve home security from burglars and other criminal elements is also an important part of the moving process. In fact, securing your new home before you even move your first box is a must, and should be prioritized in your list of moving expenses. To ensure that your family, your house, and all its contents are safe, you need the help of a trusted locksmith to improve your home’s security.
Changing the Door Locks
The truth is, you really have no idea who has a copy of your new house’s keys. Your agent may have given you the only set of keys to the house that he possesses, but he doesn’t know for sure if the previous owner gave family or close friends a spare. You’d want to be confident about the security of your home, so the first thing you need to do before moving in is to change the locks. With the help of a trusted locksmith, you can either replace the door locks or re-key the locks.
Installing More Locks for Added Security
If you’re not satisfied with just replacing or re-keying door locks, then you can install more locks to improve home security and provide you more peace of mind. You can ask your locksmith to apply bolts at the top and at the bottom of the door. These bolts will help dissipate any force applied to the door by burglars trying to break in. Installing hinge bolts can also deter robbers trying to get in by removing the door from the hinge side.
Securing the Windows
Unsecured windows are great entry points for burglars. Some homeowners think that if the windows are located on the second floor, robbers won’t use them to try to get inside. This is a costly misconception. To prevent burglars from gaining access, simply adding visible window locks can deter criminal elements and further improve home security.
Installing an Alarm System
You can step up your home’s security by having your locksmith install an alarm system. This can be connected to all the main entry ways and windows, so you’ll know if someone tries to break in through any of them.
Coastal Contract Hardware is experienced in all facets of locks and rekeying locks and generally help you improve home security. 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!