My name is Craig, and I’m a professional locksmith in California. I’m in peoples homes every day to deal with their security issues whether it’s re-keying a home they just purchased or installing additional deadbolts or locks. I see how many folks overlook simple, inexpensive, but effective ways to better secure their homes. Unfortunately, some of the calls I get are to secure a home after it’s been burglarized or invaded.
Locate a stud – Say you want to hang a shelf or an artwork. Knuckling the wallboard can pinpoint a stud. But to better the odds when your electronic stud finder’s gone missing, use deductive reasoning. Most studs are placed at 16-inch intervals, so when you know where one is, you can usually find the rest.
3) Do you own a vacation rental? Instead of handing out keys to your guests, you can provide them with a pin code. The code is then removed after your guest’s stay is complete. A wireless keyless system will allow you to remove a previous guest’s pin, create a pin for a new guest, and check to ensure the lights are off and the thermostat is set at your desired level. These items greatly simplify the rental process and minimize your need to be physically present to check on the rental unit.
4) Forgetful? If you’ve ever been locked out of your home, you understand the inconvenience and expense it can cause. Having a pin code guarantees you will never be locked out due to lost or forgotten keys and are more secure than hiding a key somewhere on the property.
A click here is one of those positions that seem more fantasy like than reality based. We never really think we will lock our keys somewhere out of reach. Yet, it happens, doesn’t it? Suddenly the local Locksmith is our hero, coming to our rescue while you call in to tell the office that you will be late. A Locksmith has this special ability to legally break into our house or car, cleanly. After he or she gets done, it won’t look like a robber has been there. They are experienced and literally hold the keys to our doors, even if we have misplaced them temporarily.
The first thing you should do is check the screws that hold the door hinges to the frame on all your outside doors. Remove just one of the hinge screws from the door frame. Odds are, it’s 3/4″ long. If it’s 3 inches long, put it back. It’s as good as it gets. If it’s a short one, replace it with a 3 inch long screw. One at a time, (so the hinges don’t move) replace all the screws in all the hinges in your door frame. The longer screws will go THROUGH the frame and into the studs. They may sheer off under stress, but they won’t just pull out like the short ones will from the pine frame.
Dogs: Dogs are a great form of home security…but they also can be expensive. Just buy the biggest dog food bowl possible-one bowl for the front porch and one for the back. Writing Killer on the bowl will give a burglar the impression that you have a big and vicious dog. You can even buy a barking dog alarm.
These are several basic skills you need to have as a homeowner. Maintenance for your home in rolling meadows apartment is a must and should be done on a regular basis.