Did you change door keylock at your rented residence

Discussion in 'General' started by ziostilon, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. ziostilon

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    If you're renting a place, your landlord probably has keys to your front door

    Back in the 90s, i was living in this apartment complex. There was a break-in.
    It was later discovered that it was the work of the security guards.

    They broke into multiple suites.

    They surveyed everyone's daily routine and schedule. And broke-in to those that didn't change their door keylock
     
  2. retrosneaks26

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    It can be a good and bad thing. At my last complex, the manager lived on site. I locked myself out of my apartment one night. I just strolled over to his unit to ask if he can get the spare keys he keeps in the leasing office. If I had changed the locks I would have been SOL!
     
  3. don adidada

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    I definitely would.

    However I understand why people don't. If the key gets lost you're SOL. That front door is coming down and you owe somebody a lot of money. Worse still it may even be a reason for eviction if that is in violation of the terms of the lease.
     
  4. mplsdunk

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    I have but I didn't this time. Dogs are on deck for anyone who comes in without me. I'll just re up on all new stuff anyways with renters insurance.
     
  5. rodrigofresh

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    i have an electronic key fob 
     
  6. andretti

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    We did . Twice.

    I need spares cuz I'm not good keeping up with them :lol
     
  7. drjdoc26

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    Does anyone have any history with electronic door locks?
     
  8. sckid20

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    My last house i lived in had one.

    No problems worked great
     
  9. don adidada

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    My GF uncle has the one where you can program it so that after a certain time, the door handle folds into the lock itself so that there is no handle to turn + the door locks is some super fancy way so it cant be picked...seems like overkill but then again I dont have a family so I might think differently down the road
     
  10. drjdoc26

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    Damn that sound like some PAT, the Smart House type ish. I'm thinking about copping one for my folks house but just a simple programmable code to lock/unlock the door.
    Anyway you could get some info on that lock tho? @Don Adidada
     
  11. rillo561

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    Always do.