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I Wish I Knew: Who has access to your home?

August 21, 2017 by Ellen Abramson

There are several ways to access your home. They may include a key or code used on a door or alarm panel or a code or opener for a garage. It may even be knowledge of a key hidden somewhere else on the property. Sometimes we give others access to our home. Maybe it is a relative, housekeeper, trusted friend, household provider or emergency personnel.

It is important for our loved ones to know who else has access to your home. If a family member is taking care of your home short or long term, it would be very helpful for them to know if someone is unexpectedly showing up.

If you decide to change your locks or access codes you would need to alert the people who have access to your home and then reevaluate if you still want them to have that access. Too many keys floating around can sometimes be a recipe for trouble so make sure that designated person really needs that privilege.

Share this information with your loved ones so they can keep track of who is entering and exiting your home. Most importantly make sure the people with access are trustworthy and will not share your keys and codes with any unauthorized people. Access is power, make sure you don’t give too much of it away.