A locksmith is a professional that you would normally call when you've been locked out of your home or car, but this isn't the only time you may need their services. Locksmiths do much more than simply open locked doors, but they can also work to improve your home's security and even help you out at times when you may not realize you need a locksmith. Note some surprising times to call a locksmith and how they can help you.
1. When your car alarm is going haywire
If you're driving down the road and your car alarm suddenly starts blaring, or if it goes off as you're trying to open the car door and you know you've entered the right code, you want to call a locksmith. Some car models have very detailed security features that demand you unlock your car in the same way it was locked, or the alarm might go off if you use a different key than the one connected to your key fob. A locksmith can reset the car alarm and if needed, cut you a new key that communicates better with the car's computer so the security system works as it should.
2. When you want to upgrade your home's security but not the alarm
A new home alarm can be expensive and sometimes difficult to manage when it comes to the codes and such, but a locksmith can help you to upgrade your home's security more affordably and more easily. This can mean adding more deadbolts or adding heavy-duty deadbolts to the entryways of your home, putting a security bar over a door wall to the patio, adding a padlock to the inside of your garage door, and so on. These simple steps can increase your home's security without the cost and hassle of a complicated home alarm system.
3. If you need to keep certain items secure in your home
Did you know that a locksmith usually sells and installs home safes? They can work with you to choose a variety of safes that will fit in your home and work for the items you want to keep secure, and help you find one that is simple enough for you to manage without being overwhelmed by the combination, lock, and so on. They can install a wall or floor safe if needed, or help you choose a floor safe that is just big enough for what you need but which will then easily fit into a closet. They can also install a heavy-duty lock or keyed lock on an inside room of your home so that you can use that space as a private office or to store cash, trophies, and the like.
If you own a business, you may also want to hire a commercial locksmith in your area to improve the security of the building and stash valuables in a safe.