Thanks to the way we live our lives, most of us can rest assured that our homes and property will remain safe. With that being said, it is still a good idea to keep your doors and windows locked so as to not turn your home into a potential target for burglary. Whether looking for a spare car key or fortifying your home from attack, locksmith services are available to keep families safe and help out those in a bind.
There is nothing worse than waking up one morning to find that your car key isn’t where it is supposed to be — unless you’re stranded because you actually locked the key in your vehicle. Chances are that you or someone you know has lost a key before: studies have found that house keys and car keys are the second and third most common items to lose respectively. We spend an average of ten minutes every day just searching for misplaced items. Thankfully, locksmiths are able to repair broken keys and create new keys for cars and houses as needed.
No one wakes up in the morning expecting that they will be burglarized, and yet thousands of American homes are invaded every year; the United States is the world leader for burglaries with a burglary occurring nearly once every 15 seconds. An average of only 13% of burglaries are cleared by police due to the difficulty of solving a home invasion. Although many people think that burglaries look like forced entry, in many cases the burglars are able to use an unlocked window or a spare house key to enter the home without resistance. Locksmiths suggest hiding any spare keys at least 20 feet from the front door in an inconvenient location to get to — this location ought to be regularly changed. If suspicious activity has you on alert, follow your gut instinct and change the locks if you feel it is necessary. Home alarm systems, when combined with locks and other security measures, can turn your home into a fortress against burglars. Trust local locksmith services to help keep your family safe.