There’s no denying that losing your keys is a significant inconvenience, especially if you’re outside your home. From the frantic search that follows, to the countless ways being locked out can throw off your schedule, your personal security is probably the last thing on your mind.
Without a doubt, your first priority should be locating your spare set or finding an alternate way into your home. However, once you’ve rectified the immediate inconvenience, calling a locksmith should be your next move.
3 Common Excuses for Not Changing the Locks After a Security Breach
If the idea of changing your locks after losing your keys outside of your home seems more like paranoia than a necessity, you aren’t alone. Perhaps you even convinced yourself against it with one of the following excuses:
Changing the locks is too expensive.
While changing your locks certainly costs more than, well, not changing them, it’s a much more cost-effective alternative than dealing with the repercussions of a home invasion.
It’s not like someone stole my keys. I just lost them.
Even though this is the most likely scenario for why your keys are missing, you can’t be too careful. Lost keys can still find their way into the hands of the wrong people and there’s always the chance that your keys were taken without your knowledge.
I’d rather just wait for them to turn back up or be returned.
Though it’s certainly a possibility that your key ring will find its way home, there’s no guarantee that copies weren’t made. You don’t want to risk the unfortunate possibility that someone followed you home to see where you live before returning your “lost” keys.
The bottom line? Lost keys are a classic “better safe than sorry” situation. Don’t risk the security of your home and family for any excuse. At Butler Durrell, your security and safety is our number one priority. For more safety and security tips, follow Butler Durrell on Facebook!