Like most people, you probably don’t think about hiring a locksmith unless it’s an emergency; the most common being finding yourself locked out of your home or office. Yet, there are many reasons to call a locksmith that don’t necessarily negate a crisis but rather a proactive approach to taking care of your home security. We use the locks on our doors every day, and most of the time, we take them for granted; very rarely do we think about them until something goes wrong. First Lock & Security Technologies outlines some of the reasons you may need a professional locksmith service.
Changing the Locks on an Owned or Rented Property
Whether you are a homeowner , first-time renter or a seasoned renter, your safety is paramount, especially if you are moving into a house or apartment complex that is a litter older and may not have the security features that some of the newer buildings have available. Contact the experts at First Lock & Security Technologies and schedule an appointment to have your locks evaluated. Some of the steps that you can take to protect yourself and your belongings include rekeying or changing out the locks (if renting you will have to ask your landlord for permission first). Rekeying your locks will give you peace of mind of never having to worry that a prior occupant, friend or service person could gain access with the original key. Your First Lock & Security Technologies professional locksmith can re-key or replace your existing hardware rendering the original key useless before issuing you with a brand new key. Don’t forget to pay attention to any additional entry points, especially if you live on the ground floor and have a back door. The lock on your backdoor can be rekeyed and a deadbolt installed for extra security. If you prefer to change out the lock altogether, your professional locksmith will offer advice on the best locking mechanism for your particular premises and provide professional installation services to make sure your home is secure.
You Need a Locksmith when You are the Victim of a Break In
According to the FBI, a burglar gains access to a home or business every 26 seconds. Experiencing a break-in can be traumatic, and the effects can last for years, especially the fear of it happening again. The great news is there are superior locking systems designed to keep you, your family, and your belongings safe from harm.
A Locksmith Can Fix a Misaligned Lock or Replace an Old Door Lock that Won’t Close Properly
If you have a hard-to-close door with a key that is difficult to turn, contact the experts at First Lock & Security Technologies for prompt assistance. No one wants to fight with the key every time they exit and enter the property. The longer you ignore the issue, the greater the key’s chance of getting stuck or broken inside the lock, resulting in an emergency visit if you cannot gain access to the property. If you have an older lock, the pins inside may not be aligned correctly due to general wear and tear on the lock. When this happens, your key can quickly get stuck in the lock causing further damage and eventually resulting in lock failure.
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To learn more about professional locksmith services, including rekeying your lock, lock replacement, new lock installations, and security options for your home or business, contact the experts at First Lock & Security Technologies today.