Aside from your material valuables, your family’s safety is of top priority. This means that you must consider areas of opportunity in your home security. To do this, you will need to gain a bit more insight about the options that are available to you. Below are just a few ideas for you to consider.
REKEY YOUR LOCKS
Even if your locks and hardware are sufficient, it is a good idea to rekey your locks every so often. This is especially important after your keys are lost or stolen, or after a resident or roommate has moved out. Find a reliable key making emergency service action locksmith and while you’re at it, consider upgrading to a registered lock system—with keys that cannot be duplicated without your consent.
CONSIDER ELECTRONIC LOCKS
Upgrading the locks in your home goes beyond upgrading your hardware, but also to considering some of the many options you have in keyless entry and electronic locks. The options are quite impressive—and are both secure and convenient. This includes a keypad lock or a biometric fingerprint scanner. This means you never have to carry a house key again.
ADD SOME INTERIOR LOCKS
Most interior locks are basic privacy locks, perfect for bathrooms or bedrooms. While these basic one-way locks will work for most rooms in your home, they may not be sufficient for your home office—or the room or closet you store your valuables. Aside from upgrading some of your interior locks, consider adding a safe to your home—or adding high-security locks to file cabinets, desks, or drawers. This way if someone does break in, they will have an additional layer of security to content with.
WIRELESS HOME CONTROL PANELS
Modern advances in wireless technology make home control panels easily accessible to homeowners. A home control panel can help you to manage both security and energy efficiency. For example, you can remotely view your home while out of town, and can even manage the lights and TV—making it look like someone is home. The more advanced the system, the more you can manage remotely.
If you live in the Ontario area, and would like to upgrade or improve any of your interior or exterior locks—reach out to Action Locksmiths today. We are available for both scheduled and emergency locksmith needs—and can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 416-261-1422.