Why Should You Lock Your Meter Box?

Why Should You Lock Your Meter Box?
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Do you belong to the group of homeowners who feel safe when their meter boxes are locked? Well, if so, you are at the right place. Soon, we will tell you why you should be careful about your meterbox security. Recently, we had a conversation with some of the mobile locksmiths in town about locking meter boxes, and here is what they had to say.
Why locking your meter box?
We can show you a number of reasons to keep your meterbox locked because some residents are always careful about protecting their privacy. Others are worried about their property damage and thus, they look for locking solutions. We all know that property damage can be costly to fix, and if the power is disconnected for a long time, the refrigerated food can get spoiled.
The roadside burglars have been known to damage the meter box to gauge the occupancy of a building – in case they disconnect the power and nobody comes out, they know the building is empty, and it is ripe for robbery. So, it is always a good idea to lock your meter boxes.
However, The problem with locking your meter boxes is that if the reader cannot access the meter, how on earth they will estimate your meter usage? These estimates are generally based on the past consumption and industry averages. When the reader cannot access the meter, you may end up paying more energy than you have actually used.
To ensure that they have clear access to your meter, several energy companies will let you know about the approximate time when they will come and read your meter. In this way, residences can clear the path to the meter box, and remove any padlocks that they are using ahead of time.
Nevertheless, all the energy companies cannot let you know the exact time when they will read the meters, and keeping in mind to lock and unlock the meter boxes can be tiring, cumbersome, and time-consuming. So, do we have any meter box security alternatives here?
The Power Industry Padlocks
Do not just lock your meter boxes with any padlocks. Energy companies carry master keys to unlock Power Industry Padlocks. It would mean that official readers are able to unlock your meter box whenever their visit is scheduled. For more information, reach out to us.
Master Key Systems
Many locksmiths can get you installed padlocks that will have a master made only by the energy companies. Only qualified locksmiths can copy the code and create a new key, and this can only happen when the have owner’s permission to do so.
If you are looking forward to your meterbox security, reach out to us.
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