If you’re among the millions of Americans who will be moving into a new home or business in the new year, it’s important that you protect yourself, your family and your property.
Moving to a new location is stressful and it’s easy to forget about security. But forgetting about security can have disastrous consequences. New homes and businesses are easy targets for burglars who take advantage of the chaos of moving. Addressing your building’s physical security should be a top priority with any relocation. Follow these steps to ensure you have a safe and worry-free transition.
REKEY YOUR LOCKS
The first thing you should do when moving into a new property is rekey your locks. You can never be completely sure if the previous owners of the building (or anyone else) still have an extra key that they can use to get inside your home or business. Even if you’re moving into a brand-new building that was just built, you’ll still want to rekey the locks in the off-chance that the construction workers may be holding onto extra keys that can open your doors.
MAXIMIZE YOUR SAFETY WITH HIGH SECURITY KEYS AND LOCKS
Your local Flying Locksmith location offers high security keys and locks to give you added safety in your home or business. These key types have additional side cuts that make the lock especially hard to manipulate and open. They’re also virtually impossible to duplicate outside of a Flying Locksmiths location, meaning that if you give someone else a key, you can rest assured that they won’t be able to make any copies of it.
INSTALL A DOOR ALARM
If you’re running a business with multiple entry points, it’s a good idea to install a door alarm. You (or your employees) won’t be able to keep track of everyone in the store, which makes it easier for thieves to slip in and out unnoticed. Door alarms watch the store for you, keeping you safer from would-be criminals. By installing a door alarm on a side or back door, you’ll be able to prevent anyone from sneaking out with any of your merchandise. If the door opens, the alarm will go off and alert you to the robber’s presence.
PROTECT YOUR NEW INVESTMENT
Take the stress out of your move with the help of the Flying Locksmiths. Contact your local franchise for assistance in rekeying locks, installing high-security systems and making sure that you stay safe during and after your big move.