by Jody Perewitz, Team Kryptonite
I recently bought a house with my boyfriend Kory. It is the first house for both of us. It is a great house with a big yard. The house was a bank forclosure so we don’t know anything about the house and wanted to change the locks ASAP. Also it has a big fenced in yard with an inground pool or as we call it a lagoon. The first thing we did was change the locks.
We put deadbolts on all the doors because they didn’t have any and changed the locks on the fence. I didn’t have a key to the locks on the fence so my brother and I thought that we were going to have to bring cable cutters. What were we thinking?? It’s not like they were Kryptonite locks. I hit the lock once with a hammer and it busted off! OK so I did hit it with all my might because I didn’t think it would be that easy but the second one I tapped it and the cheap lock popped open. So much for security!
Now we have keyed alike Kryptonite locks on the gates to assure that no one will get into the back yard.
I also installed a Schlage Keypad Deadbolt on the front door. It is just temporary till I get my matching door handle and keypad lock from Schlage. The keypad locks are one of the best things invented!
We have contractor’s coming in and out and it’s difficult to get to the house when we are working so instead I just give them the code and they let themselves in! When all the work is done we can change the code!
I feel safe knowing that no one will break into our house knowing that we don’t live there yet! When I get my new front door lock I will post a picture.