Why You Need To Change Your Locks
People move into new houses every day. It might me a new condo, apartment, or single family residence. Here in Birmingham, we have a lot of great looking homes to choose from in many beautiful tree lined neighbourhoods. Even though you might choose a great neighbourhood with a low crime rate to settle down, you need to be sure you do one thing to ensure the safety of you and your family: Change the locks on your new home! Your never know who has a set of your keys.
Ely Cohen of Locksmith GP says ” many realtors are very good about telling new homeowners and renters to change their locks, but some forget. Make sure you remind people that it is imperative they have the locks on their new home rekeyed before moving in. This ensures that any one who had a key to your home will no longer have access.”
This is great advice. You never know who has a key to your home. It could be a contractor, neighbour you don’t know, even a criminal… Another thing Ely suggested is getting a dog from the local animal shelter. “Many alarm installers will tell you that having an alarm is great but if you want real home security, get a dog. Once your dog is used to your family and home, that dog will do anything to protect your home. “
So there you have it. 2 great suggestions for protecting you and your family when moving into a new home in the Birmingham area. Change the locks (rekey) and get yourself a loyal dog friend. Access locksmith provides rekey service throughout the Birmingham metro area. Give us a call for more information or for a price. One of our technicians will be happy to answer any questions you might have.