Buying a home is such an exciting time. It is an opportunity to truly create your own space that best fits your wants and needs. Unfortunately, this experience can also be overwhelming with loans, inspections, repairs, upgrades and many other tasks that are part of the process. Some people don’t always think of calling a locksmith when they buy a home, but First Lock & Security Technologies is here to fill you in on the top reasons why calling a reputable locksmith should be at the top of your to-do list.
When is it Better to Rekey Locks?
Rekeying is when a locksmith changes the inside of a lock to work with a new key. The original lock stays in place, but any old keys will no longer work to open the door. Rekeying is a great choice when the locks are newer and in good condition. This service is also especially beneficial when multiple people had key access to your home, such as realtors, property managers, previous owners, contractors etc. Rekeying the locks will give you peace of mind knowing you, and the people you choose to give keys to, have key access to your new home.
When Should I Replace the Locks?
A lot of houses around Los Altos, CA are older homes, and the lock hardware may not function properly. If the locks to your new home are old and/or damaged, First Lock & Security Technologies may recommend replacing the locks with new, high quality locks rather than rekeying them. When locks are replaced, the physical lock is removed and replaced with a new one. We can provide the lock, order a specialty lock or install a lock you have already purchased. There are other reasons to replace a lock besides it being old and/or damaged. Sometimes, some of the locks don’t match the others and you would like them to all be the same. Or perhaps you would like to change the look or function of the current lock system to match a certain aesthetic and ease of use. There are many reasons you may consider replacing your locks, and our knowledgeable locksmiths have the tools and experience to help complete your project. If you are unsure whether your locks need to be replaced or rekeyed, we can advise you based on the current condition of the locks and your preferences.
Upgrade Door Locks to Secure Your Home
Your home is where you should feel the safest and most at peace. For that reason, a lot of new homeowners upgrade their locks to increase the physical security of their home. There are quite a few upgrade options out there, but the most common requests we receive from our valued customers include installation of deadbolt, electronic keypad locks and smart locks. If you’re not sure which upgrades are best for you and your home, First Lock & Security Technologies can help you choose a secure lock that will meet your needs in terms of safety, budget and aesthetics.