There’s no question that you want the place where you live to be safe and secure. You, your family members and maybe your closest friends should be the only people who have access to your home, whether you own a house, condo or apartment or you’re renting from someone else. That’s why if you find it necessary to change your locks, it’s always best to let a professional locksmith such as Pop-A-Lock of Corpus Christi handle the job.
What reason would you have to change the locks in your home? There are several scenarios that should make you think twice about who has a key to your front door.
Who lived there before you? – Previous owners or renters probably have a key to your home. They might be very nice people, but you don’t want to give them the opportunity to drop by and make themselves at home when you’re not at home.
Former relationships – Whether it’s a past significant other or a family member that you’re no longer close with, they may have a key to your house, apartment or condo. Even if you parted on good terms, it’s probably not a good idea to let them visit when you’re not there. This applies to former roommates as well.
Are your friends still your friends? – There are several reasons why you might have given a friend or neighbor a key to your home. Maybe a repairman was coming to fix your washing machine and you were unable to leave work to let him in. It’s possible that your mom was paying a visit and you needed someone to unlock the door for her when she arrived. Or maybe you just wanted someone to have a spare key in case you lost or misplaced yours. Regardless, if that person you trusted with the key to your castle is no longer a friend, retrieve the key. Better yet, call Pop-A-Lock and get one of their trained technicians to change the locks on all your doors.
Having a solid set of locks on your doors is important even if you’re not concerned about former tenants, nosy exes or fair-weather friends. A burglary can be a costly proposition, both financially and emotionally. First of all, your homeowner’s insurance might not cover the cost of items that are lost or destroyed, and a break-in might give your insurer an excuse to raise your premiums. Even worse, modern burglars may be interested in stealing your identity as well as your material possessions. With that in mind, it’s probably a bad idea to leave your credit card numbers, passwords and passport where an intruder might find them.
Having your home burglarized can be stressful as well, and you most likely will lose items that have sentimental rather than monetary value. Your insurance company won’t be able to compensate you for those items.
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