Four Ways A Locksmith Can Help Landlords Secure Their Property


Landlords have a responsibility to their tenants to keep their apartment buildings safe and secure, and they also have the need to keep former tenants out of the buildings. A locksmith can offer a variety of services to help you secure your property and to help you to keep unwanted persons away from your buildings. Here are just a few of the many services you can take advantage of if you are a landlord.

Eviction Lockout Services

Having to deal with a tenant who is being evicted can be difficult. They may change the locks so you can't get in to legally secure the apartment, and they may damage locks to keep you out. A locksmith can remove any changed locks and help you to gain access to the premises. They can also change the locks after a tenant has been evicted so any copies of the keys he or she might have made will no longer work.

Install Intercom Systems

Intercom systems give your tenants a way to keep uninvited people out of your building. Your locksmith can install a new intercom system that tenants can use to talk to visitors and buzz them into the building. These systems can be put in place at the front door to the building or at the front gate. Your locksmith can also provide any necessary repairs to a broken intercom system.

Add Panic Bars to Emergency Exits

For large apartment buildings, you may be required to have exits that are used only for emergencies. Panic bars make it easy to open the door in the event of a fire or other emergency, and they sound an alarm to let other people in the building know there is a problem. Your locksmith can install these bars on your emergency exits to add an extra layer of safety to your building.

Add a CCTV System

A CCTV system can help to boost security in your building and in your parking lot. The cameras can help to deter thieves and vandals, and they can also capture footage of anyone who attempts to commit a crime on your property. A camera over the front entrance can also be used in conjunction with your intercom system to help tenants decide who to let into the building.

Your locksmith can be your partner in keeping your property secure. Whether you need new locks installed or you want to improve the existing security system in your building, be sure to call a locksmith like Rahn's Best Lock Service to see which services are right for you. 


5 August 2016

Protecting Your Tween While Home Alone

Letting your tween stay home alone for the first time may be an exciting experience for them, but it likely makes you a little worried. To give yourself some peace of mind and to help protect your tween while home alone, it’s a good idea to create a safety kit and store it in a safe place that can be accessed from outside of the house, like in a locked box in the garage, that can be used in case of emergencies. The kit should include first-aid items, emergency phone numbers, and even a prepaid cell phone. You should also have your locksmith change all of the locks for a fresh start and make two copies of the new keys for your tween – one to keep with them at all times, and one to hide outside in case the first is lost.