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Time to Change Door Locks and Access Codes

filed under: Informational posted on September 6th, 2017

Just closed on your dream home and the moving truck is on the way?  

My advice, before you get too settled take some time to change the locks and garage access codes. There isn’t any way to know who has spare keys and/or the codes to access the property.  

change the locksTypically over the years, home owners handed out keys to kids, neighbors, and family.  Changing the locks not only helps secure the property but offers a variety of ways to access your home without ever owning an old fashioned key. 

Smart keys, blue tooth technology offer today’s home owners the ability to monitor and unlock (as well as lock) their doors from anywhere.  Smart technology is great but

Keyless entry and smart technology are great but remember some locks require power and functioning internet connections to work so it may be wise to have at least one door with key access.  Do some research before the closing so you can make the right decision.

Too many decisions to make and don’t want to change all the locks right away-then think about rekeying the current locks.  In some cases, you may be able to do-it-yourself or you may have to hire a professional locksmith.

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