Best Reasons to Rekey Your Home/Apartment in 2018
There are many reasons why you’d have to rekey your home or apartment in 2018. What’s important is that you stay safe and secure if you’ve experienced a traumatic event that forced you to change your locks abruptly.
Below are some iron-clad reasons to rekey your locks if you find yourself in such a vulnerable position.
Moving into a new home.
Moving into a new home can be a happy time when your worries revolve around selecting the right color of paint or unpacking. However, there is one item that new homeowners should not overlook when moving into a new or previously owned home. That item is rekeying your locks.
Did you know that in 8% of all break-ins, the burglar did not force their way inside, but actually used a key? It is a common misconception that buyers have. A new home does not come with new locks, and criminals know this. Don’t put yourself and your loved ones at risk, call and schedule an appointment with one of our technicians today.
Updating your relationship status to single.
As our old friend Niel Sadaka said, “breaking up is hard to do”. Breaking up can be even worse when you have to ask your ex for your keys back and in some cases even dangerous. A divorce or break up can sometimes bring out the worst in people.
According to The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) in 1998 about 876,340 violent crimes were committed in the U.S. against women by their current or former spouses.
Don’t become a statistic, when relationships fail, you need to start looking out for yourself. Call and schedule an appointment to have your locks rekeyed. It is the simplest and most inexpensive way to protect yourself.
Keys stamped “Do not duplicate” are duplicated all the time.
Did you know there is no law regarding the “do not duplicate” key engraving on your key? The engraved message is merely a suggestion and is not legally binding. Property owners and managers began engraving the “do not duplicate” key message in an effort to control security violations from free-lancers who gain possession of a key.
Unauthorized key duplication is a real problem because of how difficult it is to track. Indeed, there is literally no system in place that tracks the number of keys that are duplicated. As well-meaning as the engraving is, it provides property holders with a false sense of security.
The certain way to know you have the only key is to get your locks rekeyed. Schedule an appointment with one of our locksmiths today.
Rekeying your locks is the quickest, most inexpensive and convenient way to protect yourself.
Rekeying your locks is a delicate process that allows you to use your existing hardware and update the pin combination to serve a new key. This requires dismantling the lock cylinder, removing the plug and changing the pin combination to recognize the new keys ridges and notches.
An experienced locksmith can rekey a standard lock in about 5 minutes. Additionally, rekeying your locks does not require any new materials, which makes this one of the most inexpensive services a locksmith provides.
Finally, scheduling a rekey appointment allows us to work around your schedule. Our mobile services are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Don’t wait for tragedy to strike, schedule your appointment today.