If you're prone to losing your car keys, you know how financially painful that's become. Replacing keys for newer vehicles now means not only replacing the physical keys, but also any computer chips embedded in the keys -- and then making extra copies with their own chips. It's much better to train yourself to not lose keys in the first place. Here are three ways to stop losing keys and start knowing where the keys are all the time.
- You've closed on a pre-owned home and are excited to be moving in soon. Before you do, take the time to make a few changes in the basic security around the home. You may find that a few simple changes will make you feel safer in your new residence. Here are a few items to address before the big move. Exterior Locks Are Your First Line of Defense The deadbolts on exterior doors are a major deterrent to break-ins.
- Adding some security measures around your house and property will help ensure that your home doesn't get victimized by a criminal looking for a house to burglarize. You want to do what you can to make the house look uninviting and even threatening to criminals. You should also try to limit the amount of knowledge people outside your home have about it and the belongings inside of it. This article is going to help to educate you on creating a more secure living space for you and your family so you can start taking the necessary steps.
- The lock on your front door is the first deterrent for any break-in attempt. If a burglar can't get through your front door easily, they might just leave and move on to the next home. Make sure you have the best lock you can afford on the front door to keep your family and possessions safe. Here is a comparison of the four most common deadbolts available from your local locksmith.
- Car keys used to be so simple and easy to duplicate. You would take the key to a locksmith or a hardware store that provided duplicate keys and just cut a duplicate. Now, car keys have what is called a "transponder" built into them. The transponder keys disallow theft of vehicles when the wrong keys are inserted into the vehicles' ignitions. For this reason, and all of the following reasons, you need to allow your locksmith more time to manufacture a duplicate key for your car.