People who suffer from a form of PTSD usually find it difficult to feel safe no matter where they are, including inside their own homes, behind locked doors. They are having problems feeling relaxed or at ease anywhere, and it can get quite exhausting from time to time. PTSD treatment is an approach that should go without saying; in the meanwhile, it is a good idea to try some fixes that could help one feel safer at home. Today we are going to discuss the matter of residential locksmiths and their incommensurable role in the process of reinstating a sense of safety at home for PTSD sufferers.
What Does A Locksmith Do?
First of all, you need to know exactly what to expect when hiring a home locksmith. After all, you will be allowing a stranger into your home, which could also trigger some additional PTSD issues.
A locksmith is a tradesman who has – ideally – graduated an authorized locksmithing school in the country, or has undergone some other form of formal vocational education. They also have on-the-job training as a result of their apprenticeship period. Shortly put, their job is to work with locks, keys, and alarm systems for homes, vehicles, and commercial spaces. They repair, re-key, fit new locks, make duplicate or master keys, and install/maintain/fix security alarm systems, mailing box or safe locks, and so on. Some US states require locksmiths to be licensed in order to do their job; others do not.
How To Search For A Reliable Locksmith
Depending on where you live, you should start by finding out whether your state requires locksmiths to be licensed in order to function. Licensing needs to be issued by an authorized, legal body that regulates the locksmithing trade in the country. Your search for a locksmith should therefore begin there.
Once you have restricted the search to locksmiths who are fully licensed and recognized by official bodies, you can move on to the next step: find locksmiths who are insured/bonded. Given the fact that the locksmithing trade revolves around security, you will need to focus on finding a trustworthy locksmith in matters of work ethics and good reputation. Bonded locksmiths is someone who has the best interests of customers, as well as full respect for their property. Locksmiths who have surety bond certificates issued by reputable insurance companies are most recommended.
Add the terms “licensed/insured/bonded” in your search query and you will be one step closer to finding a well-reputable lock technician.
Proximity is another important factor when looking for a locksmith that can assess all of the locks on your doors and windows and fix/re-key/replace them hassle-free. Search for a locksmith nearby and save precious time and money. Make sure they also cover emergencies on a 24/7 basis. Who knows when you might need them to grant you access into your home after an accidental lockout incident during one of your PTSD panic episodes?
Locksmiths will not only strengthen security on your home by re-keying your locks and making sure no one else still has copies to your keys, but they can also install alarm systems, peepholes, and mailing box locks for an additional sense of security. They can also apply security treatments to your windows in the form of heavy-duty deadbolt locks.