The Importance Of A Safe To Protect Your Valuables

If you have valuable possessions in your home that can't be replaced, you should seriously consider putting them in a safe. We aren't lock, key or safe professionals, but we do know the importance of keeping irreplaceable items safe inside the home. We've done an abundance of research on the topic of keeping precious items safe and we'd like to present them to you in this blog. You'll learn how a safe can protect your mementos from thieves, fire and home disasters. We'll also address the questions you may have about safes and other products that can protect your prized possessions. We hope that this blog helps you to keep your treasures safe and sound.

Cold Weather Can Affect Lock Function


As the temperature outside drops, your wardrobe might not be the only thing you need to change. The maintenance and repair needs of your home's locks might also adjust. To ensure you are prepared for the winter season, learn about some of the problems you should keep an eye out for so that you know what repairs need to be made.

Frozen Lock

One of the more common issues that arise with exterior locks during the winter season is freezing. As the temperature increases during the day, moisture can collect inside the lock, and as the temperature decreases at night, the moisture freezes. 

Since it is impossible to tell if the lock is frozen from the outside, some homeowners will jam their key into the lock. Once this happens, the key itself can break off inside the lock or the locking mechanism can snap. Either way, you will be unable to open the door correctly. If you live in a particularly cold climate, try not to ever force the key into the lock when the temperature is below freezing. 

If you notice any resistance, chances are the lock is frozen and, you will need to thaw it out before attempting to use it. However, in the event you are not lucky enough to avoid this problem, you should call a locksmith. If you try to force the key or lock any further, you could cause irreversible damage. 

Smart Lock Mechanical Issues

Smart locks have become increasingly popular for many different reasons, but it is important to understand that they are not error-proof. Particularly when the temperature outside is drastically low, the outside air can hurt how the lock system transmits signals. 

Proper signal transport is important since this method is how the lock engages and disengages. Generally, once the temperature increases, the lock will begin to function properly. However, in instances of prolonged, drastically low temperatures, an inside mechanism in the lock might become damaged and need to be repaired. 

If your lock system uses a keypad, the cold weather could also cause the key buttons to snap off when you press them. Whatever the type of damage you experience, your best solution is to always contact a professional to avoid further damage to the lock.

If you experience an issue with your locks during the colder season or any other time, it is a good idea to contact a residential lock repair service for assistance. 


5 October 2020