Thursday, June 25, 2015

Lost Your Keys?

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Our daily life have become significantly depended on keys we manage which are giving us access to our home, vehicle, and office. It is very common for people at one point or another to lose a key. Although there are many ways to prevent that from happening but not much to anticipate it, there are several ways that people can do when situation such as that arise.

Before going through what you can do when you lose a key, let's review some ways that may help to prevent such situation. It is very common for people to keep a spare key of your vehicle or home in your work place or home (if a vehicle's key). The second option is giving a spare key to a neighbor or a member in the family which could be a spouse, and adult child or a close relative.

When all else fails and you happen to lose the keys to your vehicle and you have no spare, here is some things you can do in that situation. Once you realize you misplaced your keys, you can start by trying to go over what you did prior to you realizing you lost the keys. Who knows, you might have dropped them somewhere nearby. If you parked in a paid parking lot, it might be worth it to check with the valet in case someone may have found the keys. Last but not least, if a spare is not available the only two options of getting a new key is at the dealership or a professional locksmith. A professional locksmith might be a better solution since they will normally come to you and significantly cheaper than the dealer in addition to the fact you won't have to get your car towed anywhere.

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If you happen to find out that you just forgot the key inside the vehicle but its lock, it may be your best option to call a locksmith at this point. Most locksmith technicians and companies provide mobile services where they will be bale to come and unlock the vehicle for you. They usually use special tools in order to unlock even the most secure vehicles without harming the lock or the finish of it.

For more information about automotive keys and services, visit Premier NorthWest Locksmith Boise.

Monday, June 8, 2015

When To Do a Lock Change

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We know how stressful it can be moving in to a new place. Normally when you move, there is a long list of things that need to be done and many others to keep in mind. One of the things that people tend to forget is dealing with the currently installed locks in the property. It doesn't matter if you are the home owner or just a new tenant moving in, changing the current lock is an important move and essential for your security and peace of mind.

Many people do not realize, but when moving into a new place, there is no tell of how many copies of keys the previous residents of the property made. Even though as part of the sale agreement all keys are to be submitted, there is no way to tell how many keys are actually still in the possession of the current owner and hoe many of them he lend to other people allowing access to the property such as relatives, service providers and more. This can be a serious safety and security risk.

It has been researched and found that many residential property break-ins were done by people who were familiar or was in contact with the previous property owner. Because of that, it is important to deal with the property locks and take the time to change the locks before fully completing the move. In addition, if not already equipped, it is recommended to add a deadbolt lock to all doors surrounding the place for extra security.

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The first doors to be concentrated on when changing the locks are the ones surrounding the property such as front and back door or any side doors such as basement entrance. These are really important to deal with first as they are considered to be the main points of entry into the place and the first ones an intruder will attempt to go through in case of a break-in attempt. Changing the locks will ensure your peace of mind of not having to worry about keys that are floating around and give you the security that you need for your new home.

For more information about lock change or other locksmith services, give us a call or visit us at Premier NorthWest Locksmith Boise.