A new year is upon us (finally) and that means it’s time to start thinking about your resolutions. With almost half of the month already behind us you’ve probably had enough time to develop some resolutions about your personal goals and desires this year, but what you may have not yet considered is resolutions regarding your home’s security.

Your home should be your safe haven where you can retreat after a long day of work, make new memories with your family, or in year’s like 2020, spend all of your time because you have no other choice. No matter what, you always want peace of mind when it comes to knowing your home is protected. So, this year, even if you happen to let other resolutions fall by the wayside, we suggest making your home security resolutions a priority. This week’s Redlands Lock and Key blog discusses some important goals and resolutions to implement that can help you ensure your property is as safe as possible.

Redlands Lock & Key specializes in a wide range of locksmith services, including residential, commercial, automotive, and even emergency services. With more than 60 years of experience in the industry, we know security and we can help you find solutions that best fit your needs in regards to the safety of your home or business. Read this week’s blog post to learn more about some 2021 security goals we recommend and choose us as your locksmith in Redlands today! We’ve got everything you need to help make your New Year’s resolutions a reality this year.

Purchase or Upgrade Your Security System

First and foremost, before you do anything else, we recommend that you should set a resolution to equip your home with a security system as soon as possible. If you already have one, but it’s a bit outdated, we recommend doing a bit of research about the newest technology and making the switch.

Without a security system (or without one that’s up-to-date) you’re putting yourself and your family at serious risk. Many security systems not only detect threats such as burglars and intruders, but they also detect a number of other threats, including smoke, fire, carbon monoxide, and more.

Today’s systems are more affordable and easier to install than ever, so now’s the time to get yours! Our team at Redlands Lock & Key can help you find the system that’s right for you.

Install Antimicrobial Door Hardware

While we’d all love to think that just because the new year has arrived that the COVID-19 pandemic will suddenly disappear, that’s unfortunately not the case. For that reason, we recommend you consider installing antimicrobial door hardware.

This can include entrance/exit devices, locks, latches, hinges, and other accessories. The special antimicrobial coating on these accessories works to inhibit the growth of bacteria by interrupting its cell multiplication. Silver ions then begin to surround the bacteria cells, blocking food, and slowing the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew. While this won’t guarantee you’ll be protected from COVID-19 and other viruses, it does help reduce your chances of contracting or spreading these diseases.

Redlands Lock & Key can help you determine which solutions make work best for your Redlands home or business!

Install a Smart Doorbell

When it comes to security, there are many technological advancements being made to help keep your property even safer. One of these advances includes the smart doorbell. While there may not be anything wrong with your current doorbell, it’s important to understand what kind of capabilities the smart doorbell offers.

Many are equipped with a built-in camera that alerts you when someone walks up to your door and also shows you who it is. Now, you don’t even have to approach the door to see who’s waiting on the other side.

Smart doorbells are also helpful if you do a lot of online shopping. They allow you to see whether a package has been left on your porch, and they also capture video footage of any potential thieves.

Keep Valuables in a Safe

It’s possible that you haven’t considered using a safe at home. While it’s quite common in hotels and AirBnbs, it’s a lot less common in homes. However, that doesn’t mean that having a safe in your home isn’t important. In fact, it’s one of the best ways to protect your most important belongings in case of an emergency.

Certain safes not only protect against intruders, but they also provide a layer of security when it comes to events like a house fire or flood. Depending on where you live, you may want to look for a safe that’s rated for particular events that your area is more susceptible to.

We recommend storing items such as jewelry, important documents, or cash within your safe. Our team at Redlands Lock & Key can help you determine which type of safe may be best for your situation.

Install New Deadbolts

Deadbolt locks are a traditional security measure that can be found in many homes and businesses. If your deadbolt is functioning properly, you may not see a need to replace it. However, if the locks on your home or business are outdated, you’re putting yourself at risk for a major security breach.

If an intruder is trying to enter your home, the first they’re going to check is your locks, and if they’re simple to manipulate, chances are the intruder will definitely get in.

By installing new, updated deadbolts, you’ll make it harder for any potential intruders to make their way in. Redlands Lock & Key can help you determine which type of deadbolt lock would best suit your home or business.

Invest in Door Alarms

If you’re really looking to go the extra mile to protect your home, we suggest looking into door alarms, which will alert you anytime someone enters or exits your home. You can even set these alarms up to monitor windows and your garage door, so you’ll be notified whenever one of these is opened or closed.

Not only does this provide alerts for you, but it also serves as a deterrent. If someone enters your home and hears a door alarm go off, it’s likely they’ll turn right back around and see themselves out to avoid getting caught.

Choose Redlands Lock & Key to Keep You Safe This Year

No matter the year, your safety should always be the number one priority, and to us here at Redlands Lock & Key, it is. We have the expertise and skills necessary to provide you with the highest quality security solutions for every situation.

To learn more about our locksmith services or to schedule an appointment with us, reach out to us today. We’re excited to be your reliable locksmith in Redlands.