What to Look For When Shopping for Home Security Locks
The most basic line of defense for your home is your door locks, which is probably why it is also the most easily overlooked home security feature. Just because they are not flashy and don't come with a monthly subscription fee doesn't mean that they aren't an important part of securing your home. Imagine how easy it would be for a burglar to enter a house without locks. The thought of a house without locks seems silly, but research by mortgage broker Ocean Finance has found that over half of new homeowners do not rekey or change the locks when purchasing a house. Given how easy and inexpensive it is to make copies of keys, it's reasonable to assume that there might be extra copies of your house keys floating around, either with the previous homeowner or their trusted neighbors and friends. That thought is enough to make even the least paranoid among us nervous. That's why we have compiled this list of the top things to consider when purchasing new locks.