S.A. Locksmith & Security
Locksmith San Antonio – The 3 MOST IMPORTANT steps you must take after purchasing a new home
Moving to a new city like San Antonio can be challenging for many. For some it’s an exciting experience, but for others it brings up many stressful situations- one of those being security.
Being a locksmith in San Antonio I know moving into a new home can bring uneasy thoughts to mind, especially when security is your priority.
Here are the three steps everyone should take when moving into a new home- whether it is in the same city as your old home or not- that can save you more than just a heartache.
Step One: The first step anyone should take when moving into a new home is to call a locksmith. They know the steps to take and how to take them.
For example, a San Antonio locksmith can meet you at your new home and assess your home’s security as well as offer professional security advice. A locksmith is your best friend when it comes to protecting your house- utilize them!
Step Two: you should take is to change out all your locks! This is a very important (maybe the most important) step you should take immediately.
You never know who else has the exact same set of keys that you do. By replacing all the locks in your home you can make sure you are the only person with keys to your home.
Any San Antonio locksmith has the ability to replace your locks. It is a relatively quick and painless process that really separates the secure from the non-secure. Just the peace of mind it can bring you is worth the extra effort.
Step Three: After you’ve contacted your locksmith and had your locks changed its time for the final step in new-home security. It’s time for you to really learn about your surroundings- drive around the neighborhood, meet some of your neighbors or assess your property for easy break-in points.
This is a tip I give out to many new buyers seeking out a locksmith in San Antonio. In order to fully be secure one must acquire knowledge of their surrounding area.
By taking a “tour” around your neighborhood you can get a better insight at the type of activity that goes on there. Keep a look out for suspicious people or situations.
Meeting your neighbors is a great way to improve your security. Typically a friendly neighbor has nothing to hide and by taking the initiative to meet your new neighbors you are presenting yourself as a safe resident- a resident they should never have to worry about.
This also allows you to discover which of your neighbors strikes you as normal or suspicious- security is all about knowing your battlefield.
Finally, by assessing your property you can discover areas that could offer aid or assistance to an intruder.
Planting thorn bushes or cactus by windows is a good way of blocking them off as possible break-in points.
Remove any excess shrubbery or bushes that could offer hiding or camouflage spots at night. Keeping a low trimmed lawn removes many possible hiding spots.
Lastly, install motion or standard lights around your property so any intruder has a much higher chance of being spotted by you or a neighbor- and a neighbor is more likely to assist you if they like you and trust you, which is why I say to take the initiative and introduce yourself early on.
Moving into a new home should be an exciting moment in your life- not a scary one. By taking the initiative you set yourself up for a great safety situation.
“Keep your friends close and your enemies closer” is a phrase that locksmiths in San Antonio live by. You need to be as knowledgeable about your surroundings and neighbors as you can to ensure you’re never left surprised or off-guard.