Many times we are invaded by the feeling that we must increase the security of our home, whether it is something spontaneous that is born within us as a premonition or because of a situation experienced in the neighborhood. Either way, it must be done, but how do I do it if I don’t have much budget?
We don’t judge you at all, we know that the situation is a bit complicated at the moment and that big expenses are limited for the moment, that’s why we have gathered a couple of ways to improve your home security without spending too much with the help of a locksmith, the second most trained professionals in the world in the area of personal security. Let’s get started!
The best thing you can do to avoid long-term problems with your lock, is to apply some maintenance to your locks from time to time to keep them working properly. The failure of a lock can range from not being able to open it with a key, to it not fitting the door due to weather damage, to it suddenly opening by itself when you’re not at home. How awful!
The point is, this service doesn’t tend to be very expensive either. You can easily ask a locksmith to explain in detail how it is done and every now and then ask him to do it in depth.
Lock Combination Change
This is much cheaper than changing the lock as a whole. It mainly consists of changing the cylinder, which is the inner part of the lock that receives the keys. By doing this you can change your key and prevent people who had a copy of the old one from getting in.
Installation of peepholes
These little things that allow you to know who is knocking can often prevent you from having problems with burglars or opening the door for a person you know who is being extorted to get you to open the door. Sadly this is a common occurrence in many parts of the United States, so it is essential to take care of ourselves and doubt even who is knocking on our door.
Window locks are simple, inexpensive, but an excellent investment if your windows are easy to open. These small locks will prevent someone from the outside from trying to break into your home from this weak point, which is the number three cause of home burglaries in Las Vegas. So if you have the capability and still don’t have security on your windows, it’s your time to call a locksmith.
If your budget allows you to go a little further, you can invest in a smart lock that does not need keys to open. Despite being a somewhat advanced technology, there are currently options that adapt to the economic level of each person. The benefit of these locks is that they are very difficult to break, and rely on a key to enter so you don’t have to worry about losing your keys.