If you have just moved into a new home and the keys that were left for you do not work, it is time to call a locksmith. Not only do you want to get inside the property you just took ownership of, but you also want to change out all the locks.
It is important to protect your property and make it as safe as possible. Here are some of the things to go over with the locksmiths that can help with your residential property.
Get Inside Without Damage
Once you have the title to the home and can show ownership, you shouldn't have a problem getting a locksmith to help you inside. Instead of breaking a window or doing damage to any part of the property, you want to get inside through a door.
The locksmith should know how to dismantle one of the locks with the least amount of damage to the door. While looking for a way in the locksmith may find other vulnerable entrances around the house that need to be addressed.
Change All the Locks
Since you don't know where the keys were, who has copies, and why you don't have ones that work, it indicates you need to change all the locks. Have all the main entrance doors locks replaced, along with sliding doors and easy to access windows.
Deadbolt locks with keypads, voice recognition locks, and automatic options you control on your phone can be great new locking options for your home. You can get top quality secure locking options without sacrificing style.
Install a Monitoring System
Ask about a monitoring system that offers exterior visual monitoring. This way you are able to:
- Check on your home while you are away
- Get alerts when someone or something activates the sensors
- Document intruders or damage
Many locksmiths are also security professionals. Decide where you want cameras located around the house and how you can monitor the cameras from a smartphone.
If you have purchased a home and there is something wrong with the keys that the homeowners gave you, or that you were given from the real estate agent, it's time to meet with a locksmith at the property. You want to get control of the house and make sure no one else can get in as soon as you are the owners, so the sooner you act and protect your new home and prevent lockouts the better.