In this article, our Locksmiths in Cape Town talk about the importance of security when buying or renting a previously owned home.
Alarm systems, burglar bars, electric fencing, security gates and beams. These are all the obvious aspects of security which any home-owner will consider when making sure their home is secure.
However, one highly over-looked factor is the key to your front door, or any door which may provide access to your home.
Do tenants or homeowners ever stop to wonder who could potentially have a set of keys that fit their doors? Be it the previous tenants’ friends, family, neighbours or domestic staff.
It’s highly likely that copies were made of all the keys to the house and handed over to a trusted individual.
However, it now becomes apparent that whoever has a set of keys is able to enter the premises at any time and with utmost ease.
This is an alarming security risk and is something that should be addressed with urgency.
The most obvious solution to this problem is to change the locks to all the doors of the house, both internal and external.
However, changing your locks comes with some disadvantages. Firstly, it is an expensive process for any locksmith to perform.
Secondly, should you choose to do it yourself to save costs, you may end up buying a low-quality replacement lock which poses its own security risk.
Rekeying your locks is a cost-effective alternative.
Every lock contains a series of key pins which correspond to a specific key. Rekeying the lock entails the replacement of those pins with different ones, according the new key.
In order to do this, the lock must be taken apart first. Although this may sound more complex than simply replacing the lock, our locksmiths in Cape Town are highly skilled and have all the necessary tools for the job.
By rekeying the lock, the security of the lock is in no way compromised, as long as the 5 original key pins are replaced with 5 new pins.
This is an extremely cost-effective route for any new home owner or tenant who wants to ensure that there is no risk of anyone having access to their home.
Our skilled locksmiths in Cape Town operate on a 24 hour basis and service the entire city. Contact us to find out more about rekeying your locks.
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