1. Have a Deadbolt Installed
It is highly recommended to have a deadbolt installed on, at least, all of your exterior door ways. A traditional knob lock is much more susceptible to break-in strategies than a deadbolt is. One common break-in technique which thieves use to disable a knob lock is "credit carding." This technique is very simple, a thief inserts a flat and rigid surface, sometimes a credit card, into the space between your door and door frame. Just by jiggling the door handle while sliding the card down between the space in your door and door frame, your door will pop right open.
There are a wide variety of deadbolt models which are available on the residential market today with varying features. Some are more traditional versions of a high security lock, while others use smart technology in their function. It is highly recommended that customers speak with a professional locksmith or to complete research before choosing the deadbolt lock that they would like installed.
2. Re-key Your Existing Locks
Re-keying is a service that we already recommend whenever you move into a new home or apartment, but regularly re-keying your locks can also help prevent your keys from falling into the wrong hands. Whether it is through lost or stolen keys, in addition to the new technology which raises safety concerns, your keys can easily fall into the wrong hands. Having a re-key completed helps to make your home secure once again, but without the higher cost which would result from having an entirely new residential lock set installed. A locksmith can even key your locks alike so that you can conveniently open every lock on your home with just one key.
3. Have a Safe Installed
There are a number of reasons for a residential safe and now is the perfect time to invest. A gun safe is highly recommended for any individual who owns a firearm. Not only does a gun safe help to keep your firearms secure from thieves, but also from young children. If you do not own a firearm, then investing in a residential safe can help you to keep even the smallest valuables in your home secure. Not only can a residential safe be used to protect valuables and jewelry during a break-in, but having a fire resistant safe can also help keep your valuable documents and personal information safe from destruction. Based in the security needs of your home, there are a number of safes that would best fit your needs. It is recommended to decide exactly which features are most important for use to use before deciding to invest in a particular safe model.
Above are three of the simplest things that you can do to improve the security of your home. There are a number of other locksmith services which can help you yo increase your home security, but choosing those services would be based on the specific needs of you or your home.