Residential Locksmith Services and Tips 

Basic Safety Tips:

 

It has been reported that a burglary now happens every 15 seconds.  As such, the chances of your own home actually being at risk from a break-in are greatly increased, and it does not matter where you live.   

However, when people think of a break-in, they often think of someone gaining entry into their home through breaking some glass or smashing down doors.  Yet there are certain things which could actually extend an invitation to those unwanted intruders to make an attempt at getting into your home. 

There are many places which are vulnerable to attack from an intruder to your home, and therefore you must set up a routine which will then provide them with less opportunities of attempting to break in. Below, we look at what are considered to be some of the weak areas in your home security routine which could help to prevent any kind of break-in from occurring. 

 

Keys: 

 

Although you may think it is a great idea, lending keys to family and friends, as well as those people carry out work in your home, greatly increases the chances of your keys being placed into the wrong hands.  Although the people you provide a key to might be completely trustworthy, you cannot control where the keys are once they are out of your hands, and the chances of them being duplicated are greatly increased.  So it is important that you think about whom you are issuing keys to, and keeping an eye on the master key that you have throughout the day. Also, never place keys in those secret places outside the home. Placing them under mats, flower pots, above doors, etc. Burglars know where to look.

 

And before you actually need a locksmith, find a friendly professional and add them to your contact list; this will ensure that you’re prepared in case of an emergency.  Or call us at (413) 446-2820 for all of your residential locksmith needs.

 

Privacy:

Be private with your living status. This doesn’t mean you become a hermit, it means that you keep your private living status to yourself. It makes it much more likely to become a target of burglary if the criminal knows your business.  Most thieves scout neighborhoods at nighttime, as it is easy to see inside homes with the lights on, temping criminals to spot your valuables and plan a future break-in.  Keep your blinds and curtains closed and remind your children or other family members to be mindful of this, especially during late hours.

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At Brown’s Lock Shop & Maintenance, we can implement the services needed to make all of your residential locks are keyed the same.  Our primary goal is to keep you and your family safe.  Don’t forget your pad locks can be re-keyed as well!