When you buy a new home, it can be an exciting adventure. As it marks a new chapter in your life, whether you are a first-time home purchaser, investing in an upgrade to a bigger home, or simply relocating; it can be a rollercoaster ride and hard to organize and execute the way we imagined. When everything finally falls into place and the keys are in your hand, it is a wonderful feeling but there are usually obstacles that will test your patience as you go through the process of moving into your new home.
Who Has Keys to Your New Home?
Though the aesthetics are the first thing on a new homeowners’ mind, the painting, renovations, cleaning and of course moving in are top priority. Unfortunately, few stop to reflect the security of the home, and how many copies of the house key may be floating around. No one knows what kind of people the copy to the house key have, most like to assume that if anyone has a key to your palace, they are honest people. Unfortunately, this is not always so. Knowing the full history of the home is also impossible to know, such as any disgruntled service people who happen to have a key and don’t know there are new tenants. Just thinking about these possibilities and various scenarios can be a bit terrifying. With these situations in mind, we at First Lock & Security Technologies would like to continue to elaborate on the importance of re-keying your new home.
Does Homeowners Insurance Cover an Unlocked House or No Forced Entry?
Victimized homes are always investigated by insurance companies. They want to know if there is a burglar or intruder break in and where the fault lies. For example, did the criminals use forcible entry? Did the homeowner display error or neglect? When it comes to the prospects of who may have a copy of your new house key could be mind boggling. Such copies can be in the possession of family members, caregivers, contractors, service providers and neighbors for starters. There can be countless of keys made for emergency situations.
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With this issue, you really only have three options to deal with this dilemma; 1) if you happen to be a handyman, or have friend in the business, rip out the old locks on every door and replace them; 2) attempt a DIY lock replacement with no prior knowledge; or 3) hire a locksmith and have your new home rekeyed. Where you can get in contact with the previous homeowner, and ask for a history of the locks, and who may still have a key, this can be troublesome. Getting in touch with past owners is kind of a ridiculous endeavor and even if you do, you never know how truthful they are being or how extensive their memory or knowledge is. Ultimately, hiring a professional is the smartest move. When it comes to rekeying your Greater Los Altos, CA area home, the certified professionals of First Lock & Security Technologies are readily available to oblige. Ensuring your home is professionally rekeyed is the most cost-effective and optimal solution when you buy a new home to improve security.