Are you looking for ways to better protect your property? At First Lock & Security Technologies, we provide high quality residential and commercial locksmith services for our valued customers in Greater Silicon Valley, California. Over the last four and a half decades, our team has helped countless clients fix their lock and key issues. Our knowledgeable technicians enjoy helping local property owners and managers find ways to enhance their security, and we want to help you do the same. Following are some helpful locksmith tips and tricks to help you keep your home or business safe and secure.
Basic Locks are Easier to Bypass than High Security
The minimum standard locks purchased from your local big box hardware store are unfortunately not the most durable and secure locks. At First Lock and Security Technologies, you will have access to products of superior quality that are not available at big box and hardware stores. Many lock manufacturers have inferior lines of products specifically for big box stores. These products may have the brand name familiarity but are lower grade, meaning they don’t last as long and are less secure.
The Quality of Your Front Entry Door is Important
For your high-quality locks to be effective, you need to make sure that you have a high-quality door and frame. You don’t want your door to be the weak link in your security.
You Should Rekey All Your Locks when You Move into a New Place
No matter whether you are a renter who just moved into a new home or workspace, or a homeowner that recently purchase a house; it is a good idea to rekey or replace the existing locks. There is simply no way to know how many people were given a key to the property, so it is best to start fresh with the peace of mind that only those you choose have access to your premises.
Never Hide a Spare Key in Obvious Places
It may seem like a good idea to hide a spare key beneath the welcome mat, behind a flower pot or underneath a large rock in your yard but it is not. Virtually every criminal in the world is aware of the popularity of such obvious hiding spots. Having a spare key or two is a good idea, but it is a much better idea to give them to a trusted spouse, friend or family member that you can rely on in an emergency. Or you can purchase one of the many key safes we have available for secure key storage
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Whether you want to upgrade a deadbolt, need to install a high-tech access control system for your office building, got locked out of your home or commercial premises or have any other need for a locksmith; our experienced staff is always ready to help. Contact the team at First Lock & Security Technologies for more information about our services today!