Locksmith services have saved countless people over the years following a loss of a set of keys. Calling a locksmith to get into a locked apartment or car is not the only time that a locksmith should be used. It is highly advised by many people to call a locksmith when moving into a new place to make sure that the locks are functioning properly and would be safe from a potential break in. The more difficult it is for the potential robber to get in, the better chance you have of keeping your personal belongings safe. Making sure deadbolts and other locks are in place correctly is necessary to keep criminals out.
In college, a friend of mine was infamous for always losing his key to the apartment. It seemed like once a month we would be taking a trip down to see the locksmith so that he could cut him a new key and send us back on our way. Throughout the course of the year we were able to develop a friendship with him due to seeing him so often that he would tell us stories and give us advice on a variety of topics. The most important thing that he taught us, which he reiterated many times to us is the importance of safety and security. He had been to many crime scenes where burglaries had taken place and in many cases breaking into the house was not a problem. If he had been to the house to check up on it he could have made it safe enough that the only way that someone was going to get in would have made a ruckus, waking up the apartment resident or neighbors.
Protecting your home or apartment is very important as many people have the mentality that, “that’s something that happens to other people, not me”. When I was younger, my parents had that mentality about a house that we own on Cape Cod. This house was a small house in a quaint neighborhood that had many other people that lived there during the summer but not during the winter. During one winter, at least 10 houses in that neighborhood were broken into. The owners, including us, did not notice because we only lived there for part of the year. It took us a couple weeks before we went down there and saw that all of our valuables were gone. I lost a Nintendo Wii that we kept down there and they also took two tvs from us. I was devastated at the loss of my gaming system but it was more the emotional toll that someone would do that to us. We did not have great locks or a security system in place and that was a big mistake. The locks, in addition to the security system that we have down there, have kept our house safe while we aren’t there and I feel a lot better knowing those are in place while I am in Boston.
I never want to go through a situation like that again and I never want anyone else to have to go through that. I highly recommend taking advantage of the services that a locksmith can do for you. At least get a consultation to see how at-risk your home or apartment is before it is too late. Once it has happened and your valuables are gone, there’s nothing you can do.
If you live in Boston and are in need of a locksmith, then contact a local Boston Locksmith Service.