Lock It Up.
Consider locking your gates and electric panels. Sometimes it is just kids playing pranks, but if that lock were in place it could save you the future hassle and annoyance. With that being said, also consider the following:
- Use a high grade brass lock instead of a cheap steel one. Good brass locks are not as likely to seize or rust in the locked position.
- Periodically open and close the lock several times a year. This will ensure that it will open properly when needed.
- Keep the key or code in a readily accessible location by an entry door. In an emergency, seconds count!