DIY Home Security and Lock Replacement Tips
If you are trying to make your home more secure, some simple can go a long way. You can always install an alarm system, and that can be helpful but you also need to try and prevent a break in as well as trying to handle it when it does happen. To that end, you should consider a few easy and cost effective home security tips. To start off with, you may be tempted to change your existing locks regularly and install a few more. You may select different types of locks for each entrance to double security. Bad idea! Because you then have to a giant keychain and have to stash multiple copies of different keys just in case you lose them. Whatâ€™s more, you will enjoy endless guessing games when you most desperately need to find the right key. You are much better off to have all your locks keyed alike to prevent confusion and frustration. When your locks are all keyed alike, it does not matter if you misplaced one of your keys because they are all the same and you are bound to have more than one copy of the key. Since all the locks are keyed alike, you do not even have to worry about which key opens which lock. If for some reasons you decide to change your locks, provided you bought decent, standard entry-door locks you can pay a licensed locksmith a onetime fee to change your key-code without removing the locks. Moreover, a good lock company can offer you a wide variety of styles and finishing all keyed alike. Now you might be wondering what happens if you ever give a key to someone and then you want to take it back? Would you have to change all the locks on the house again? The short answer is no! Install a lock box that contains one key and one key only. This means that you never actually give a key to anyone. Instead, you just give your guests or any authorized users a code to the lockbox. To lock them out anytime, simply change the code to your lockbox. A traditional mechanical lockbox is simple and cheap and you donâ€™t need to worry about battery power. An electronic lockbox on the other hand enable you to set hundreds of codes and track who accessed your lockbox. Aside from allowing certain people access to your house at your chosen time, lockboxes are much more effective than other methods of hiding your key. That little rock you thought about
hiding your key under? Every thief thought about it too, as well as the doormat. If you want your home to be secured, you are going to have to be serious about the items you use to provide that security, not gimmicks that you see on television. As far as actually changing your locks, it is a simple matter of using a screwdriver. Remove the screws from the old lock. Remove the lock or door handle. Now put the new lock or door handle back on exactly as you removed the old one. Simply slide the latch part in and then fit the outer pieces over it. They are built to fit together internally, so they are all relatively easy to install. When in doubt, call the manufacturing company. A trustworthy brand should have a well-trained customer service team during business hour to help you before things get out of hand. Do not use power tools to tighten the screws as these can easily strip the screws which can make it difficult to tighten the screws or remove them in the future. For more information visit us at http://www.nusetlock.com.
Published on Sep 16, 2013
This article discusses some of the home security tips involved when you move into a new home. Replacing locks or having them all keyed alike...