If you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned professional, there is nothing quite as exciting as signing on the dotted line and sealing the deal on the purchase of your new home. Like many homebuyers, you are probably armed with a to-do list, and one essential item you will want to make sure you check off your list is getting the locks on your property changed. Keep in mind you will receive a set of keys at closing, but the problem is you have no idea how many sets of keys could be in someone else’s possession. Your First Lock & Security Technologies expert will take care of changing or rekeying your locks for you so you can concentrate on completing the rest of the items on your to-do list.
When to Change the Locks on Your House
Suppose you are concerned that the security and safety of your home have been compromised, or you feel your property, and the items inside are at risk; you should contact your First Lock & Security Technologies technician and arrange to have your locks rekeyed or changed. Some of the most common circumstances requiring a lock change include purchasing a new home, burglary or break-in, a tenant moving out, lost or stolen keys, divorce, damaged locks, and disgruntled employees, to name a few.
It is Important to Change Locks after Buying a House
You will need to consider several factors when scheduling an appointment with your locksmith to change your locks. Most people are familiar with the phrase “timing is everything.” This saying rings especially true when changing your locks. It is always preferable to schedule your appointment ahead of time to ensure prompt service. The best time to schedule your appointment is a day after your closing and before moving into your new home. Provide your locksmith with as much information as possible when planning your appointment. For example, the number of exterior doors and the number of locks to be changed. Discuss the level of security you need for your property with your locksmith. Some recommendations include installing deadbolts or upgrading to a keyless entry system.
Is it Better to Rekey or Replace Your Locks?
The choice to rekey or replace your locks depends on your circumstances, such as the number of locks to be replaced, the type of hardware used, and the locks’ grade. Instead of replacing the entire lock, your First Lock & Security Technologies locksmith can switch out the locking mechanism’s internal parts and give you a new set of keys. The old keys will no longer work to unlock the door. You may also elect to have all of the locks rekeyed to use a master key system. One of the benefits of the master key system is that you can give keys out to specified areas or doors without giving out the “master” key that opens all of the doors.
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To learn more about professional locksmith services, including rekeying, replacing, or repairing your locks, and to schedule your next appointment, contact the experts at First Lock & Security Technologies today.