After successfully moving into a new house, most homeowners think about upgrades and remodels to give their home a fresh, new feel. While a fresh coat of paint, new floors, window coverings and even landscaping may take priority, not many tend to think about updating their locks. They somehow fail to realize that they have inherited a potential security risk presented by the use of old keys and locks.
Whether the house is new or old, there is every chance that the previous homeowners made duplicate keys for friends, caregivers, family or even neighbours. The thought that strangers may have access to your house can be very unnerving. In order to ensure that your new home is safe and nobody can access it without your knowledge, you need to update your locks.
How you update your locks will depend on the condition of the current locks and the level of security you would like to install. Consider the following tips from a top residential moving company serving Calgary, Edmonton and beyond.
The need to update your locks cannot be overstated. Replace or rekey your locks as soon as you move to a new home. If a stranger gains access to your home, not only will you lose valuable possessions, but more importantly, you lose your peace of mind. Besides, your home insurance company may be reluctant to compensate you if they discover that entry to your house was not forced but instead using an access key! Those are valid grounds for negligence as a homeowner.
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