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Jacksonville Burglaries Underscore Need For Locksmiths

We would all like to feel as though our homes are completely safe and impenetrable, but when you move into a new house, there is no reason to expect that it is completely secure and equipped with modern, up-to-date security solutions. Many homeowners do not realize that the stock locks that have been installed around their homes may not be enough. There is a lot that a qualified residential locksmith can do to make it practically impossible for a burglar to compromise your home security. Unfortunately, too many homeowners don’t think about calling a locksmith until it’s too late.

There have been a series of home burglaries in Jacksonville and Baker counties over the last year or so, and when you see these types of trends you need to consider being proactive and taking your home security to another level. Being wise and taking prudent steps to protect your family and your property is just good common sense, and clearly, burglars target the homes and businesses that are the easiest to enter. If you have quality security locks installed around your home, the thieves are not going to waste their time with your property. They will move on to the houses that have old, low-end locks that are much easier to break.

The Rolling Meadows neighborhood was being targeted recently, and the First Coast News is reporting that the police have arrested a suspect that they believe is guilty of this spate of burglaries and perhaps others in Baker and Jacksonville counties. Jay Calvert, a 42-year-old Maclenny resident, admitted to police that he committed three burglaries in the Rolling Meadows subdivision. He is believed to have been involved in the Ace Hardware heist that took place in Glen St. Mary in May, and officials feel as though he may also be connected to a series of construction site burglaries in Jacksonville.

“He was a drywall sub-contractor and that’s how he’d go in and see appliances and come back at night and steal the appliances…We found a refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher (at Calvert’s home) — things they were using in their house that were stolen,” said Baker County Sheriff Joey Dobson.

This is interesting to any Jacksonville locksmith, because there are modern keyless entry systems that enable homeowners to allow limited access to people like contractors or domestic employees. Users can program the access code to allow entry only during certain times of the day and/or particular days of the week. Plus, when you have a keyless entry system installed, there is no risk of duplicate keys floating around, which could stem back from when the house was actually being built.

Fortunately, Calvert was been apprehended and Rolling Meadows residents can breathe a sigh of relief. But this series of burglaries underscores the need for enhanced home security. 24/7 Locksmith Services provides a wide range of home locksmith solutions, from keyed window locks to garage door lock installation. If you would like to be certain that your home is not an easy target, call the residential security lock experts at 24/7 Locksmith Services and prevent home intrusions before they happen.

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