Settling into a new home is exciting no matter whether you have moved a few streets or to a new city. Your first course of action is to settle in – unpacking and maybe some decorating and painting. Feeling comfortable in your new home is important, whether you own it or not. Security can seem a bit like an afterthought but it actually affects how comfortable you end up feeling in your new home.
One of the easiest ways to improve your security, especially if you own your new home, is to hire a professional home and auto locksmith to come rekey your home. After all, unless it’s a brand new home, chances are there are multiple previous owners who still have keys. Not including the ones they’ve misplaced since leaving.
The locksmith you hire will likely give you many options for improving the security on your locks, but it really boils down to 2 options: rekeying or replacing. You can choose to have them simply rekey all the locks in your house or completely remove the existing locks and install a new one. Either option will give you a new set of keys in the end. The difference is that replacing the locks will cost more, but it will upgrade your security more than just rekeying. Especially if the old locks are well, old and outdated.
If your house is still fairly new rekeying is a fine way to go and is usually less expensive. In fact, there are articles online that show you how you can do it yourself. But, even if you are handy, when in doubt, hire a professional. Nothing would be worse than locking yourself out of your own home and having to call a locksmith anyway, and that would probably end up costing more than just calling them to rekey in the first place!
Of course another important factor in your choice between new locks and rekeying is simply how the existing looks look. Are they worn? Scratched? Rusted? If so, a new set of locks is the perfect way to spruce up the look of your new home and add another of your own personal touches.
Either way, you can rest easy each night in your new home knowing you and your family are the only “keyholders”.
Enjoy your new home!!!!!!