Your locks represent your purest form of security. Locks are what keep unwanted visitors out so that you can feel safe inside of your property. But locks are only useful when you are the only one in control of the key.
The more people that could potentially have a key to your home, the less secure your lock becomes.
It is for that reason that you may want to consider changing the locks in your home and rekeying your lock to prevent unwanted access.
When Should You Change Your Locks?
- It’s always a good idea to change locks when a building or residence has switched owners. While the owners themselves may have provided you with all of the keys in their possession, there is no way for you to know if they kept all of their keys safe. There may be copies of your keys that were created from the original key set, or additional keys that the original owners may have misplaced. Any time you don’t know the history of a key or lock, rekeying is always a good idea.
- Rekeying may also be necessary if you misplace your keys. It doesn’t matter if the person knows where you live or if they return the key to you. Copying keys has become much easier, and rekeying is a simple enough way to ensure that you are able to keep yourself safe.
- Any time someone has been in possession of your key and you may not want them or anyone they associate with to have access to your property, changing locks is always a good choice. You want your doors to always feel secure, and knowing that someone either has your key or may have made copies of your key reduces the feeling of security that locks are supposed to provide.
It’s always a good idea to rekey your locks any time you are not comfortable with the idea that others may have access to your home. Your locks are not only there for your protection – they are also there for your perceived protection. If you don’t feel safe in your home, then your locks are not doing their job.
That is why when you need rekeying services, you should call FC Locksmith. Our experts are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide you with expert level lock rekeying. Call us today to schedule an appointment or request emergency lock change services.