Having secure locks on your home is an essential measure that you need to take to keep your home safe against home invasions or people wandering into your home unknowingly. In order to do this, you should update your locks on a somewhat regular basis. In the meantime, here are some of the most common signs that you need to replace the locks on the doors of your house and some reasons why you should consider heavy duty strike plates.
Difficulty Locking or Unlocking
Is there a trick that you must do to unlock or lock your door? For instance, do you have to push the key downward or jiggle the key in the lock before it engages? If so, then you may need to get new locks. You can get new locks with heavy duty strike plates to make sure your home stays secure and that the problem doesn’t get much worse.
A sticky lock often is a result of a rust or corrosion problem. Reach out to the team at Beyond Locks to see how we can help you find the best products for your needs. If your lock has already begun to rust or corrode, then it may not be long now before it becomes completely dysfunctional.
Lost or Misplaced Keys
It may have been an innocent accident, but if you or someone who has a key to your home misplaces the key, you should be sure to change the lock right away. If it was you or a friend who lost the key, you may not know where it went and who now has access to your home. As the adage goes, it’s better to be safe than sorry, so replacing the locks by a qualified professional is the best next step.
It’s common practice for people to hide a key outside the home somewhere. In order to prevent losing keys, be sure that you instead hide your spare key outside the home with a complex code and never near the entrance to the home. Hiding a key under the mat or under a rock next to the house is a good way for potential burglars to get a key to your house.
Privacy or Safety Concerns
If you experienced a recent burglary, or there was a burglary in your neighborhood recently, be sure to change the codes on your security system as well as replace the locks on your home. If you have concerns about your safety or privacy, replacing locks can give you the peace of mind you’re looking for.
Although this may seem like overkill to some, replacing your locks is relatively inexpensive and can help you feel better about the security of your home. If you’re worried about someone who knows where you live doing something to your home while you’re gone or potentially breaking in, change the locks ASAP.
Installing new locks regularly can keep your home safe and secure. Work with the team at Beyond Locks LLC to ensure you get the highest quality products and heavy-duty strike plates for your needs.